By Craig Maupin:
Editors at BMJ have long been criticized for bias regarding their portrayal of CFS.
According to ME/CFS advocate Tom Kindlon, most "people with ME who have been around a few years would have had a jaundiced view of the British Medical Journal, before any of the XMRV coverage."
Kindlon stated that "basically, no new biological research has been published in the last 15 years in the BMJ," and the "only people asked to write editorials are those who believe CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and GET (graded exercise) are all patients need."
In a 2000 published review of articles on CFS in BMJ (Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 12:4 2004), several researchers found that "the journal has consistently ignored non-psychiatric professional views on CFS and were unable to find sufficient scientific reason to justify this stance.”