Severe ME Day of Understanding and Remembrance: Aug. 8, 2017
Determined to paper the Internet with articles about ME, Jody Smith brings some additional focus to Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Day of Understanding and Remembrance on Aug. 8, 2017 ...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

NY-Times Opinion Pages Letters re Rehmeyer article

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Aurator, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Aurator

    Aurator Senior Member

    Messages:
    625
    Likes:
    3,077
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

    Messages:
    12,777
    Likes:
    34,154
    UK
    Roseblossom, Aurator and Bob like this.
  3. meadowlark

    meadowlark Senior Member

    Messages:
    237
    Likes:
    398
    Toronto, Canada
    I used to be an editor, and it's customary to print at least one letter with a different point of view than the others (which reflect the majority opinion). I'm sure that's why they printed Theodore Spielberg--who believes we may suffer from "major depression"--among the other, more enlightened comments.
     
    NK17, Roseblossom, melamine and 5 others like this.
  4. oceiv

    oceiv Senior Member

    Messages:
    259
    Likes:
    550
    Good find, @Aurator This is the fourth article about ME/CFS from the NYT in about one month. The previous three being: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets a New Name, The Reality of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Study on Chronic Fatigue May Help With Diagnoses. This 'letters to the editor' article combined responses to both Rehmeyer's article and the first David Tuller article, which means NYT is noticing the high traffic from articles on our disease.

    We should definitely reward them by giving them traffic on this 'letters to the editor' article. As well as sharing this article on social media and through email.

    I like their choices on the 4 pro-ME/CFS letters: a retired doctor, a medical student an advocacy org and a male patient. They also picked letters with an emphasis on the dire lack of funding for this disease and how we desperately need more governmental funding. Since they have to include an opposing view, I'd say this article is mostly a win for us

    Here's a post with more info about NYT's Letters to the Editor.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2015
    meadowlark, NK17, Roseblossom and 6 others like this.
  5. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

    Messages:
    4,613
    Likes:
    12,425
    South Australia
    Some nicely chosen letters for sure!
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page