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Saint Petersblog makes Talking Points Memo’s ‘Top Ten Reader Tips Of The Year’

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Last Saturday, Saint Petersblog attracted 20,000 unique readers to the site. This week, Saint Petersblog was recognized by Talking Points Memo as part of its “Top Ten Reader Tips of the Year” list. …here at TPM, we wanted to give thanks for something we really couldn’t do without: the flood of reader tips — inside information, documents, or even just news stories that have flown under the radar — that help lead to so many of our biggest news breaks.…

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Disgraced doc David McKalip pens another op-ed attacking health care plan: ‘Patients cannot trust their doctors’ under this plan

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Disgraced doc David McKalip, who earlier this year earned national infamy for depicting President Barack Obama as a witch doctor, has written another hyperbolic op-ed criticizing Obama’s plans for better health care and insurance. In an article titled “The Medical Road to Serfdom,” McKalip warns that patients will not even be able to trust their doctors. Bureaucrats will create standards designed for cost control and force doctors to follow them. They will give insurance companies and government excuses to deny…

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Disgraced doc David McKalip spoutin’ off again

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Disgraced St. Petersburg doctor David McKalip, who was forced to resign from several prominent medical boards because of his emailing of a racist photo of President Barack Obama, continues to make the rounds, so to speak, in opposition to Obama’s health care initiatives. This time McKalip is quoted today by the New York Post in an article about the impact of the Baucus bill on Medicare: “The only doctors left in Medicare will be those willing to ration care and…

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St. Petersburg Times’ political editor Adam Smith fails to give credit where credit is due

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Two similar national stories about altered photos of Barack Obama, each with a local connection, have captivated both the traditional media and the blogosphere. The first centered around St. Petersburg’s Dr. David McKalip’s e-mailing of a photoshopped picture of Obama depicted as a witch-doctor, the second was about Florida state Rep. Darryl Rouson’s denouncement of the posting on the Pinellas County Republican Party’s Facebook page of a widely disseminated image of Barack Obama painted in whiteface, supposedly to look like a…

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Continuing coverage of doctor’s racist email depicting Barack Obama as a witch doctor

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7:20 p.m. – Tomorrow’s St. Petersburg Times story on McKalip. 7:18 p.m. – McKalip says he is taking a leave of absence from a leadership role with the American Medical Association. “That e-mail depicted such an offense image, and it was completely inappropriate for me to thoughtlessly forward it out,” McKalip said. “A person in my position, who’s trying to help patients and trying to do it in organized medicine, needs to think hard about the people he’s going to…

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