The Corner

You Have Got to Be Kidding Me

The director of ethics at a media group believes Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, noted earlier in The Corner, may have broken some ehtical code by trying to save an Iraqi child’s life:

“But Bob Steele, director of the ethics program at the Poynter Institute for

Media Studies, said he was uncomfortable with Gupta’s situation, now that

the operation is over.

”I’m hoping and trusting that he and CNN set some thresholds,” Steele

said. ”I think it’s problematic if this is a role that he’s going to be

playing on any kind of frequent basis. I don’t think he should be reporting

on it if he’s also a participant. He can’t bring appropriate journalistic

independence and detachment to a story.”

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