It's simply not accurate to say that "no accusation was laid at the patients' door specifically or generally - hence the generalised terminology perhaps". All the articles and programmes- from the Hawkes article onwards, placed legitimate patient activities such as FOI requests, complaints to official agencies etc. as on a par with the alleged 'death threats' and alleged 'harassment'. The way legitimate activities are written into the stories places them on a continuum with the alleged 'death threats', often in the same sentence, often in the same paragraph. Lists of 'bad behaviour' by ME sufferers or their supporters include both legitimate activities and allegations of criminal harassment. The intended effect is to conflate the two. People are being criticised for the legitimate activities as much -in some articles more, when more words are spent describing them (e.g. the Hawkes article) - as the alleged 'criminal harassment'. And this was about ME sufferers being critiqued and blamed, not Gulf War Syndrome sufferers, not PTSD sufferers, not Camelford victims (other people with reason to object to Simon Wessely's claims, for example). I have shown examples of this before.