Hmmm. Just watched the NBC interview. They cut out my whole story about being terrorized in my own home by Kaiser's Private Investigator. I can't tell you how upset I am they cut that out. NBC promised to explain why I did what I did, but then they cut out the part where I explained!
It also makes it look like I said "I'm going to do this to you" in relation to the System Diagrams. At that point I was referring to when I started "naming names" and posting information about Kaiser, not patients. This made it look like I linked to the Systems Diagrams out of retaliation, which is untrue. I linked to the Systems Diagrams to expose something that Kaiser had done wrong, because I wanted to prevent Kaiser from covering it up, and I hoped there might be a bonus in that Kaiser would respond in a way that would demonstrate some of their sleazy tactics. I accomplished the first two goals, but the third is up in the air: Kaiser is indeed engaging in sleazy tactics, but I'm not sure what the balance is between the people who see it, and the people who are just soaking up Kaiser's "key messages".
I also think the interview didn't make it clear that I found the System Diagrams hanging out there on the Internet. I think the interview makes it look like I linked to some secret Kaiser system that happened to be leaking, not a public Tripod web site.
I'm not sure whether NBC shafted me here or whether the interview was just cut more because they were running late. Scott Budman, the guy who interviewed me, was very nice.
Maybe there's a Kaiser crony who was doing the editing? Or maybe a News Director wanted to spin the story Kaiser's way and was willing to resort to splicing my replies with different questions?
The interview ends with Kaiser's message that "what the former employee did is wrong". Still not a word about Kaiser's own wrong-doing: the posting of the System Diagrams, the delay in informing the 140 patients - and then only to use the publicity to shift the blame to me, and the current smear campaign against me to divert attention from the fact that Kaiser has yet to apologize for a colossal privacy violation (they apologize for inconvenience and apologize for me - which is just another way to rub in their false claim - but they never just fess up and take some responsibility for a change...).What Kaiser did was wrong, and scapegoating me - a person who they had already inflicted tremendous harm on - just makes them more wrong.
Update: I've contacted the reporter Scott Budman to see if he will tell me who did the editing. I'm still having trouble processing the idea that Kaiser would have enough influence over the media that they would actually splice my comments and match them with questions to make my story sound like the one Kaiser wants. There may be no such thing as "fair and balanced" reporting, but to go so far as re-arranging clips to tell the story that someone at NBC wanted rather than reporting what I had to say? I don't think I'll ever be able to believe anything I see on the news ever again. :-(
I've written to Scott to request an electronic format copy of the whole interview that I could post so people could see the actual questions I was replying to.