Duke the Deceiver
A major publisher of diet and health books says one of its writers, a Milwaukee cardiologist, was deceived by a controversial ex-Congressman from Louisiana, Dr. David Duke – a man the Anti-Defamation League calls "perhaps America's most well-known racist and anti-Semite" – into appearing on his radio show.
Danielle Lynn, public relations manager for Rodale Books, says Duke contacted the author, Dr. William Davis, in early 2012 and claimed to be a "Dr. Duke" from "Europe." Apparently not realizing with whom he was speaking, Davis agreed to tape a segment that aired on Duke's satellite radio show on Feb. 10, 2012, and again on March 12.Lynn says Davis receives about 20 media-related requests a day, "in addition to other opportunities that we secure for him." But "in this instance, he was contacted directly and intentionally misled about the true identity of the host."
"The substance of the interview that took place was entirely book-focused and did not veer into any other topics," she says.
Dr. Davis needs to make a formal statement about this in my opinion (YMMV). How does a busy doctor and author make room for a 45 minute interview (estimated, the whole program runs 53 min) with some mysterious "Dr. Duke" from "Europe"? If he's getting so much media attention, how does this happen?