Louisville Newspaper Causes Controversy

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One day after the video of a United Airlines passenger getting dragged off a plane surfaced, the Courier Journal chose to focus on the past of the victim. The article, written by Morgan Watkins, identified the man as David Dao, a 69 year old physician from Elizabethtown, KY.

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Monday, a video of Dao went viral when he was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight after the flight was overbooked. Now, the airline is facing a huge public relations crisis.

On Tuesday morning, one day after the incident, The Courier Journal reported on Dao’s “troubled past”. The article cited documents filed with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure from last June which stated that Dao’s medical license was suspended in 2005 after being convicted of “drug-related offenses”. Allegedly, Dao illegally prescribed painkillers and wrote prescriptions to a patient in exchange for sex.

Now, the newspaper is facing harsh criticism online for…

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