Dr David Tuller: And Another Prebuttal..................

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Trial By Error: And Another Prebuttal…
5 FEBRUARY 2019
By David Tuller, DrPH

Sometimes the best defense is a good “prebuttal.”

I have recently been in a very peculiar position–wrestling with how to respond to the information that a major news organization was about to publish an article examining my work from what appeared likely to be a negative perspective. I have known about this article for a while; the reporter interviewed me in New York in late August. The reporter contacted me, according to the initial e-mail, because he/she was “looking at research into ME/CFS and have come across your name frequently.”

Then, last Wednesday, the reporter sent me an e-mail seeking an immediate response to some final questions, suggesting that the article was finally about to appear. After some consideration and consultation, I decided to jump-start the discussion in advance of the article’s appearance by addressing some of the issues I expect to be highlighted. Although I’ve never “prebutted” a story this way, I’ve also never been in this situation before.