One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards…
Kind of off topic here but this just begs to be noted. Dr. Nancy Snyderman returned to NBC News and the Today Show this morning after being
banished given time off because her violation of an Ebola quarantine reflected so badly upon her network, given that she’s a medical professional, that she had to be hidden from view in the hopes that the furor would die down. Some were openly speculating that she had become so radioactive that it was an open question as to whether NBC could ever bring her back.
However, like with CBS and Lara Logan and CNN and Fareed Zakaria, sometimes network hotshots ignore the direction the wind is blowing and plow ahead anyways. Snyderman was interviewed by Matt Lauer this morning where she apologized up and down for screwing up. Brian Stelter chronicled the appearance on CNNMoney.com.
“I stepped outside the boundaries of what I promised to do and what the public expected of me. And for that, I’m sorry.”
So far so good…
“When I came back from Liberia with my team, we had already been taking our temperatures four, five six times a day, and we knew our risks in our heads — but didn’t really appreciate, and frankly, we were not sensitive to, how absolutely frightened Americans were,” Snyderman told Lauer Wednesday.
Saying all the right things…
“Good people can make mistakes,”
Ugh. What an elitist egotistical thing to say. Good people? As in “I’m a good person and I don’t deserve this!”???
What Snyderman is really saying here is this apology is a faux apology. She knows it was an error but she doesn’t believe she deserves the backlash she received. It was a mistake people. Lighten up!
Snyderman still doesn’t get it. And based on this it doesn’t look like she ever will get it.
Whoever prepped Snyderman for this interview…and you can bet the bank she was absolutely coached…didn’t do a good enough job. Whatever goodwill Snyderman could have received from falling on her sword just evaporated when it was revealed that the sword was made of rubber.