One of the first rules for journalists is to make sure you don’t become the story. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman broke that in a big way.
Snyderman and her team had been in Africa covering the Ebola crisis when a cameraman working with her came down with the disease. He is being treated in Nebraska and it was announced that Snyderman and the rest of her crew would be talking part in a self-imposed quarantine for 21 days. But over the weekend it was reported that Snyderman was spotted out and about near Princeton, New Jersey picking up some soup at the “Peasant Grill.”
Monday Night NBC anchor Brian Williams read a lame non-apology apology from Snyderman in which she seemed to minimize the excursion. She even failed to admit her involvement saying only “members of our group violated those guidelines.” (See video below)
As a result of their bone-headed move – the quarantine is now mandatory. Snyderman and NBC showed an appalling lack of news and medical judgment.
Although Snyderman assures us that since she and her crew are not symptomatic – they cannot infect others — we’re betting business will be off for a while at the Peasant Grill.