HLN Cancels Dr. Drew’s Show Days After He Repeated Trump Talking Points on Hillary’s Health

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Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN show Dr. Drew on Call was canceled this week, making him the second personality to depart the network this year after Nancy Grace. According to the network, the move comes as HLN embarks on a rebranding that will focus more on straight news programming. However, the timing of the cancellation is interesting: The Washington Post points out that the cancellation was announced only a week after after Drew echoed comments made by Donald Trump and other Republicans that Hillary Clinton is physically unfit to be president. While appearing on the radio show KABC in the Morning, the former Loveline host said he was “gravely concerned not just about [Clinton’s] health, but her health care” and accused her doctors of providing her “a 1950s level of care,” remarks that were widely covered in the right-wing blogosphere. Pinsky also argued that the glasses Clinton wore after her 2012 concussion indicate that she is suffering from brain damage. (Clinton’s doctor, by contrast, says her concussion symptoms ended within months.) This wasn’t the first time Pinsky has repeated claims from conservative media; the host previously apologized after reporting on air that Clinton’s late entrance in a debate was because of a brain injury. (She was in the bathroom.)

Dr. Drew Canceled After Hillary Health Remarks