CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta thisclose to accepting the job of Surgeon General, according to Howard Kurtz.

Inspiring this reader comment:

Not a huge fan, but I’ll grudgingly admit it makes total sense to appoint a professional cable news bobblehead who knows his way around a camera to a post which basically involves using the bully pulpit to goad people into healthier behaviors.

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.