Could You Be the Next Linda Peeno? | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show
This Thanksgiving, I have constructed my list of people and things that I am indeed thankful for. Among them, I am thankful for the courage and conviction of Dr. Linda Peeno.
In my role as a radio talk show host, I am usually able to put aside my feelings in order to bring a story out in the open for public consumption. As an interviewer, I am supposed to remain objective and dispassionate. In most of my interviews, at least superficially, I experience little trouble carrying out these standard mandates of broadcast journalism. However, I conducted an interview, nearly three years ago, with managed health care whistleblower, Dr. Linda Peeno, and the content of that interview has continued to haunt me. Linda Peeno embodies what it means to be a hero, who risks everything and uncompromisingly stands against tyranny without asking for anything in return.
What started out as an interview with the objective consisting of presenting the listening audience with an expose on the inherent evils of managed health care, the interview turned into what John F. Kennedy would refer to as a shining example of a “profile in courage.” Yet, it is a profile in courage that has neither been championed or rewarded. Rather, Peeno’s statements and actions have been met with denial, derision and disdain.