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6 letters published in Observer (Aug 28)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Dolphin, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    The MEA have put up 6 letters that were published in the Observer, August 28: http://www.meassociation.org.uk/?p=7814

    They also put up the full text of Dr. Charles Shepherd's one (i.e. before it was edited): http://www.meassociation.org.uk/?p=7814 .

    This may sound a bit mean-spirited, but please write letters if you can when you see "bad" M.E. articles - if you don't, we could up with more like the third one. :( Maybe that's harsh, but I think most people could write a better letter.
     
  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Dr. Patricia de Wolfe

    I presume the first author is the same as this Dr. Patricia de Wolfe:

    The thesis can be downloaded for free from:
    http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do .

    It's not easy to copy and paste so there may be errors

    Tom

     
  3. KnightofZERO

    KnightofZERO

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    That's the best they could do?! L.O.L.

    Hopefully those who wrote letters will post them so people can see the difference between what was submitted and "what was selected"

    Maybe M.E.A or Invest in M.E. would be game to post all the letters sufferers had written?

    Sounds to me like they are doing "crowd control" of those letters which were critical of Dr. Wessely's theories, & their irresponsibility in fact checking and running the story in the first place....
     
  4. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    This is what I sent in for what it is worth. I tend to send versions of different lengths with the hope one will fit. Also, knowing that a lot of papers tend to want short letters, I try to keep them short. Anyway, I didn't get in.
    ------Longer version (last sentence added)-----

     
  5. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    maybe if there are enough letters from us (really us), they will find the truth harder to sweep under the rug. we can hope so, anyway
     
  6. Angela Kennedy

    Angela Kennedy *****

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    Those are nice letters Dolphin. AND you kept them really concise.

    It's disgusting one didn't get published.
     
  7. Battery Muncher

    Battery Muncher Senior Member

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    I agree with Angela. I suspect what was said above about 'crowd control' may actually be true.
     
  8. Angela Kennedy

    Angela Kennedy *****

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    Yes. I think that's a very good description.
     
  9. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Cheers Angela.
     

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