An example of how major-market television news delivers gee-whiz, awestruck segments on robotic surgery.
This is from the NBC station in Los Angeles.
The formula is familiar:
It amounted to more than 6 minutes of free advertising.
And in all that time, no mention of any data, no mention of any concerns or questions that have been raised by a growing number of observers about the proliferation of robotic surgery systems or the “gizmo idolatry” at play with segments like this.
This is not journalism. It is 6 minutes of free advertising.
Thanks to The Skeptical Scalpel for this tip.