Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What stands out most in Nigel Hawkes' BMJ article is a horrifying lack of objectivity to investigate the truth about this devastating disease

Dreambirdie said...:

Hi Mindy. So glad you wrote him. So did I. (below)

Mr Hawkes--

Regarding journalism, Bill Moyers sums it up brilliantly: "What is important for the journalist is not how close you are to power, but how close you are to reality." (4/7/08, Huffington Post) Regarding your recent article Dangers of research into chronic fatigue syndrome, it is all too clear just how badly reality lost out.

What stands out most in your article, besides its obvious lack of impartiality, fairness, and objectivity, is its rather horrifying lack of sensitivity and compassion towards those who are suffering with the serious debilitating neuro immune disease known as ME/CFS, an illness affecting close to 20 million people worldwide, and including men, women and children. If you would have been willing to thoroughly investigate the truth about the suffering brought on by this hideous devastating disease, you could have actually gleaned some insight into why ME/CFS patients are outraged and disgusted with those like Wessely, who are the real "danger" in this equation, and who have deluded themselves (and convinced you) into believing they are the victims.

Please read this article, Hard Cell (about Simon Wessely's "treatment" of Ean Proctor) and watch the videos I have sent you. Perhaps they will give you a reality check.

Thank you.

Science Reporter Sees Friend and Other ME Patients Die

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