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  1. As much as I love the Atlanta Falcons, one of my greatest fears is to bitten by Devonta Freeman. He's ferocious.
  2. I recognize the question, but what I can tell you is...
  3. ESPN. That spells moon.
  4. Thanks. It has been edited.
  5. CNN sued for fake news. Very fake news. http://palmbeachhealthbeat.blog.palmbeachpost.com UPDATED – The doctor at the center of CNN’s investigation that led to last year’s closure of the pediatric cardiac surgery program at St. Mary’s Medical Center struck back Tuesday with a remarkable defamation lawsuit against the news network. Dr. Michael Black of St. Mary’s Medical Center has sued CNN for defamation for stories that resulted in the closure of the hospital’s cardiac pediatric surgery program. Dr. Michael Black’s 200-page lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court alleges rivals – particularly Miami’s Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – tried to sabotage the fledgling heart program. Black, who is still on staff at St. Mary’s, did not specify a dollar amount to be sought at trial except to say he seeks compensation for “reputational and economic harm.” The real target of the complaint, though, is CNN. Besides lead reporter Elizabeth Cohen, on-air talent and renowned anchor Anderson Cooper is among the defendants. “Dr. Black’s complaint clearly demonstrates the lengths to which CNN and its reporters are willing to go to grab headlines and promote their ‘Empowered Patient’ brand,” said Libby Locke, one of Dr. Black’s attorneys out of Alexandria, Va., who filed the lawsuit. “CNN recklessly — and repeatedly — ignored information demonstrating the absolute falsity of their claims about Dr. Black and the surgical program he led, and deliberately manipulated statistics to fit their predetermined conclusion about the quality of care provided by Dr. Black and St. Mary’s.” CNN responded to the filing of the lawsuit with a short statement: “We intend to fight this in the courts. We will fight hard in defense of our reporting and we expect to prevail.” Cohen did not respond to an e-mail for comment. St. Mary’s declined specific comment, but noted that it has rolled out updated data that shows the mortality rate was 4.9 percent — not the 12.5 percent mortality rate reported by CNN. As reported by The Palm Beach Post in several stories last summer, the data used in CNN’s report that St. Mary’s sported a death rate of infants in the unit three times the national average was widely disputed by the hospital and the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration. Dr. Michael Black of St. Mary’s Medical Center blasts CNN and rivals in his defamation lawsuit filed Tuesday. Black’s lawsuit called the death rate calculation by CNN “a fundamentally flawed pseudo-statistical analysis.” Nine babies died following heart surgery during the program’s brief existence from 2011 to when it closed last August in the wake of the network’s story. The preconceived goal of CNN’s article and video report, according to the lawsuit, “was to manufacture an outrageous, headline-grabbing story about an incompetent, dishonest, and inexperienced doctor leading a surgical program in crisis and recklessly operating on young children to profit at the expense of those children’s lives.” Virginia attorney Libby Locke is one of the legal team that filed the lawsuit on behalf of Dr. Black. The CNN report sent St. Mary’s reeling and was the death knell for the pediatric cardiac program. Also in August, the hospital’s CEO, Davide Carbone, resigned. Black and the hospital have been named in at least two malpractice lawsuits filed by parents of babies who died following heart surgery by the doctor. The lawsuit also claims the mother of a patient for a rival surgeon at Nicklaus embarked on a three-year mission to discredit Black. Kelly Robinson of Jupiter Farms contacted patients and nurses on numerous occasions, telling them that Black “kills babies” and leaves them “butchered” and “mangled,” according to the lawsuit. Robinson, a so-called “heart mom,” appears in the lead of CNN’s June 1 story as an unnamed stranger in an elevator, warning a couple to have their heart-sick infant transferred from St. Mary’s. The lawsuit names Robinson, but not Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The CNN story also had political fallout. The network based its story on a report by the state’s Cardiac Technical Advisory Panel after a review of St. Mary’s program. The panel, which set standards for infant cardiac programs for decades, has since lost its authority. CNN reported earlier this year that state officials moved against the panel after St. Mary’s parent, Tenet Healthcare, made a $200,000 political donation to Republicans. Florida Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong told Florida Health News last month that CNN’s report linking Tenet’s campaign donation to changes with the panel was unfair. “There’s no connection with that at all,” Armstrong said. “So I think that this department is committed to making sure that children with serious and chronic medical conditions, to include our children with congenital cardiac disease, that they receive the care that they need.”
  6. Coke, Pepsi. Americans are owned by their brand. We are trained to be loyal to them. It effects every aspect of our lives.
  7. Yes. They do have low standards for sports journalism.
  8. Finally an article worth a read.
  9. Lewis is racist and obese
  10. Context matters
  11. Never happened if you didn't see it on CNN. It's fake news if it came from YouTube.