McCain’s Med Dump

Ezra doesn’t like it.

The “viewing” of John McCain’s medical records is an absurd farce. A dozen or so reporters hand-chosen by the McCain campaign are getting a few hours of access to 400 pages of doctor scribbles and medication names. They will have no idea what any of it means. The organization that brought an MD to the medical record viewing in2000 hasn’t been allowed back in. If the media was a bit more interested in the public good and a bit less interested in out-competing itself, it would protest the whole exercise, and simply say, as a profession, that the job is to inform the public, and that means bringing in some actual experts who can evaluate these documents, and if they can’t do that, then sorry, they can’t report that McCain opened up his medical records.

That’s too much like journalism.