Meet The Beloved 88-Year-Old Country Doctor Whose Caring Ways Could Cost Him His License

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Despite his advancing years, Dr. Carrol Landrum still makes house calls. That’s extraordinary enough in these days of Obamacare, doc-in-a-box, and production-line medicine.

But this 88-year-old medical doctor who is known, respected, and widely relied upon in the tiny Mississippi town of Edwards also works out of his car — a hard-driven 2007 Toyota from which he often writes prescriptions for the residents who have looked to him for their health care since 1959.

And that unusual practice of working from his unconventional office on wheels could reportedly cost Dr. Landrum his medical license.

Fox News reports that Landrum, a Navy veteran who saw action in World War II, still maintains a fighting spirit that’s helping him push back against the Mississippi State Medical Board and its investigator, Andrew Pitts.

“He said the director had told him to ask me to surrender my license right then and there or I would come before the board,” said Landrum.

“And he said, basically, ‘If you surrender it here, nobody would know about it. But if it goes to the board, it’ll be public knowledge and it might affect your reputation.’”

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the Fox News report on Dr. Carrol Landrum, the people who love him, and his fight to stay in business as an old-fashioned, country doctor.

h/t: Fox News

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WAR! Fox News Vs. The Pentagon In A High-Stakes Showdown Over Bergdahl And Obama’s Cred

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Fox News stands resolutely by its report. The Pentagon labels it “patently false.” In essence, as Bill O’Reilly concludes, the Defense Department is calling the Fox News source “a liar.”

So, what’s the truth? Is the Army about to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion? Will Bergdahl soon face the music for willfully abandoning his post in Afghanistan?

As Politico reports: “The Pentagon vigorously denied reports on Tuesday that the Army is preparing to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion, stressing the top commander reviewing the case has made no decisions.”

But Fox News, along with other organizations, says a decision has been made and that Bergdahl’s lawyer has been given official papers on the matter. The Army acknowledges that its investigation into the Bergdahl controversy concluded months ago, but inexplicably the Defense Department has still not announced any findings or charges.

“Such charges, especially if they led to a court-martial, would kick up a political hornet’s nest following the intense criticism of the deal that led to Bergdahl’s release,” the Politico post says.

In a highly unusual move, the former military intelligence officer who claimed on Monday that Bergdahl would be charged with desertion was back on The O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night to double down on his bold assertion.

Despite the Pentagon’s adamant push-back, retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Bill O’Reilly that not only would Bergdahl be charged, but also that the White House was stalling and stonewalling to try to mitigate a potential political disaster.

“Shaffer, who believes the White House’s alleged decision to delay its announcement is politically motivated, added that he stands by ‘all of those facts,’ referring to his report on Monday that Bergdahl’s lawyer has been given a statement of charges.”

Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for five years before, in a highly controversial deal, the Obama administration swapped five Gitmo detainees for the sergeant’s freedom from captivity.

You can watch O’Reilly’s interview with Tony Shaffer by clicking on the video above.

 

h/t Fox News

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WATCH: What This Military Insider Just Told O’Reilly Means The Bergdahl Case Could Haunt Obama

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — the man Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice praised as having served his country with “honor and distinction” — is officially being charged with desertion, according to a Fox News report.

It’s a development that could mean another round of scandal defense for President Obama.

You’ll recall that Obama himself hosted Bergdahl’s parents at a high-profile White House news conference after the sergeant was released last year by Taliban militants in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners. That Rose Garden event celebrated Bergdahl’s freedom from captivity even as his fellow soldiers were accusing him of deserting his post in Afghanistan.

But now, says retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer, “The Army has come to its conclusion, and Bowe Bergdahl … will be charged with desertion.”

Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that Bergdahl’s attorney has been given what’s called a “charge sheet” specifying the alleged offenses committed by Bergdahl in Afghanistan. Fox News says the attorney would not comment on that claim.

Shaffer also told O’Reilly that many advisers in Obama’s White House are trying to keep under wraps the whole Bergdahl matter, including the Army’s reported plan to prosecute the sergeant.

“The White House, because of the political narrative, President Obama cozying up to the parents and because of he, President Obama, releasing the five Taliban … The narrative is what the White House does not want to have come out.”

You can watch Bill O’Reilly’s entire interview with Tony Shaffer by clicking on the video above.h/t wnd.com

 

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Fox Protester Fatally Shoots Self In Front Of News Corp Building In NYC

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This post has been updated.

An incident that occurred outside of the corporate office of Fox network parent company News Corp building in New York City Monday morning was initially reported as a protest against cable news leader Fox News Channel. Subsequent reports, however, indicate the lone demonstrator was actually a disgruntled former employee of a Fox affiliate in Austin, Texas.

According to the New York Post, 41-year-old Phillip Perea stood outside the building Monday morning, telling passersby that the network had somehow ruined his life. Shortly after security guards asked the man to leave, they reportedly heard a gunshot and turned around to find him slumped over with a gunshot wound to his chest.

He was transported to a local hospital where he subsequently died from his injury.

One source confirmed the man had what appeared to be a suicide note in his pocket at the time of the incident.

Though Perea recently shared links to a video critical of Fox News, there is no indication he had any direct ties to the network.

Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernathy released the following statement regarding the incident.

This morning a former employee at Fox 7-KTBC (Austin) committed suicide outside Fox Television Stations’ headquarters in New York City. He was employed at our Austin television station for ten months and has not been with the station or FTS since June 2014. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.

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It’s Over, The Fox News Showdown With Dish Network, And Look Who Just Got Served Big Time

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How appropriate that “dish” is a key word in this story of media giants battling it out to a bloody but decisive finish.

The showdown between Fox News and Dish Network is reportedly over following a three-week confrontation that saw each side dishing out super-heated charges against the other.

Dish accused Fox of extortion. Fox accused Dish of censorship. And now that the radioactive dust is clearing, it’s apparent that Roger Ailes and Fox News have served the second largest satellite programming provider with a steaming dish of humble pie.

Mediaite reports that Dish has been broken, or at the very least badly cracked, in its highly publicized battle with the undisputed ratings king of cable news.

The Wall Street Journal says that the new multi-year distribution deal not only puts Fox News back on the satellite TV service with its 14 million subscribers, but it also puts much more money in Fox pockets.

The rate per-subscriber that Dish reportedly agreed to pay to Fox will increase by a whopping 50 percent, up to $1.50. Plus, Fox Business Network will appear next to Fox News in the channel lineup, enabling Fox Business to be more readily seen in a greater number of households.

A big reason that Dish Network has caved, say insiders, is an old and familiar one — money, specifically, lost money — severely bleeding revenues. As Western Journalism has reported, a Fox News source indicated a few days ago that some 90,000 subscribers had dropped their Dish service because of the loss of Fox on their TVs.

…resulting in tens of millions in losses if a majority had a typical package for Dish (paying $99.00-$127.00 per month). When the dust settled, Fox had the luxury of audience devotion and familiar faces on the front lines, while Dish was just another faceless, hated cable provider in the same way Comcast, Time Warner and Cablevision are.

USA Today tells us that, in the end, after weeks of airing charges and counter-charges, executives from Dish and Fox issued a terse joint statement: “We thank the viewers of Fox News and Fox Business and Dish customers for their patience throughout this process.”

 

H/T: Mediaite

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