The amazing Snyderman

NBC medical editor Nancy Snyderman (MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1977) is probably better known these days for blowing off an Ebola quarantine than for her frequent TV appearances or her actual work as a physician. Those of us who believe that one learns more from television news by turning the sound down, however, focus elsewhere:

Dr Nancy Snyderman on the Today Show

Dr Nancy Snyderman on the Today Show

Dr Nancy Snyderman on the Today Show

The shoes, of course, are just for show:

At this writing, she’s been banished off-camera for the next month, presumably so NBC can hack up something resembling damage control.

(Note: Sometimes you have the title long before you have the post, and by “you” I mean me.)



  1. Roger Green »

    26 October 2014 · 5:01 am

    I hate the piling on, but she totally lost me when she said on air that “members of my team” broke quarantine,” when that member was herself.

  2. CGHill »

    26 October 2014 · 11:53 am

    It’s like the passive voice writ large: “mistakes were made,” in public discourse, is always preferred to “I screwed up.”

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