Ben Goldacre
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[A Matrix journo. His media column (Guardian) is called Bad Science which is a bit of a laugh considering he is defending Allopathy which is a testimony to bad science; but that is the best form of defence, as they well know. 
    For example
Allopathy is responsible for 780,000 deaths every year in the USA where you would be lucky to find one from Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Herbalism combined, and has only cured bacterial infections for Allopathy isn't science-based medicine it is money-based medicine.  The only people who care about and hate anti-vaccinists and alternative medicine are pharma boys
    He recently attacked Homeopathy (see) with the tagline
Ben Goldacre is a doctor.  If that was changed to Ben Goldacre is an Allopath  his propaganda would be shown for what it is--just medical politics courtesy of the Allopathy Inc owned media, with no right of reply by Homeopathy, or any chance of a Homeopathic article. That article was also in Daily Mail (Nov 27, 2007), and the opposing view was put by a, get this, a novelist, Jeanette Winterson, who then went on to praise HIV drugs (see: ARV genocide HIV) and say--"good homeopaths know the value of conventional (Allopathic) medicine and do not seek to undermine that value." Classic! How's that for a right of reply? Another one for the you-couldn't-make-it-up list, straight from Pharma Central.
  The absurdity and nasty deception of his drivel can be exposed easily in an Indian Government article on homeopathy (see). The Guardian is currently the worst paper for Pharma propaganda, the only thing worth reading is the Sports Monthly.  Has a fan in another Matrix journo, David Aaronovitch:
'That's why I'm passionately for Goldacre'. Just so you know who is head of his fan club.
   
He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and is a research fellow at the The Institute of Psychiatry, (see psychiatry) how is this for Bad Science: The time when psychiatrists considered that they could cure the mentally ill is gone. In the future the mentally ill have to learn to live with their illness.”----Norman Sartorius, president of the World Psychiatric Association (1996-1999), addressing the Association of European Psychiatrists Congress, 1994.]

See: Operation Mockingbird  Greek Chorus (Wakefield)

Net: http://www.badscience.net/
Media: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/series/badscience

Forum: http://www.badscience.net/forum/
Book:
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

See psychiatrists: Professor Baron-Cohen  Eric Fombonne  Simon Wessely
See
: Brian Deer
Michael Fumento  http://quackbengoldacre.wordpress.com/

[2020 Dec] Ben Goldacre, Can We Have it Straight Now about Wakefield and the GMC? By John Stone

[2010 Sept] Nutters And Journalists Who Support Ben Goldacre

[2010 Aug] What’s Behind Ben Goldacre? By John Stone

Dr Ben Glaxacre’s “BadScience” Gets It Wrong - Again

[Letters BMJ Becoming Ben Oct 2008]

[2005] ABSW Science Writers' Awards

[2008 oct BMJ Letter] The MMR story is not complete by John Stone

[2008] Ben Goldacre & the study no one is talking about--John Stone

[22 January 2008 ] Guardian of What? The Guardian, the Science Lobby, and the Rise of Scientific Corporatism by Martin J Walker
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22 January 2008 ] Guardian of What? The Guardian, the Science Lobby, and the Rise of Scientific Corporatism by Martin J Walker
The essay is further addition to Walker's recent free book, Cultural Dwarfs and Junk Journalism Ben Goldacre, Quackbusting and Corporate Science by Martin J Walker The essay is a continuation of Walker's analysis of the links between the New Labour government some Liberal 'Democrat' peers and the lobby that represents corporate science. This lobby recently began a full scale assault on CAM or alternative medicine, with particular emphasis on homoeopathy and those who claim to have been adversely affected by pharmaceuticals, particularly the MMR vaccine.

[John Stone letter BMJ] Re: Restrictions on hospitality apply to journalists and doctors In the name of transparency BMJ readers may like to know that Ben Goldacre is a research fellow at the Maudsley Hospital [1]. In this regard his prominent intervention in the WiFi dispute with the BBC Panorama programme earlier this year may be relevant [2], noting that the Mobile Phones Research Unit  which researches this issue [3] is for some reason part of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital ..........a senior luminary of the Institute of Psychiatry is Sir Michael Rutter who has taken a strong line on the issue of MMR . Simon Baron- Cohen, who was quoted in the article, formerly held a senior position at the Institute

[pdf book] Cultural Dwarfs and Junk Journalism Ben Goldacre, Quackbusting and Corporate Science by Martin J Walker

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Goldacre quotes
[You couldn't make this up! ]
Time after time, properly conducted scientific studies have proved that homeopathic remedies work no better than simple placebos. So why do so many sensible people swear by them? And why do homeopaths believe they are victims of a smear campaign? (see)

[Nice heart] "personal anecdotes about your MMR tragedy will be deleted for your own safety" http://www.badscience.net/?page_id=7

[Many a true word] "The reason that I am so fabulously wealthy (girls) is, of course, that I am paid by the government and the pharmaceutical industry to rubbish alternative therapies and MMR conspiracy theorists, and so maintain what you humanities graduates like to call "the hegemony"."

External
Powerwatch News - 29/05/2007 - Our response to Ben Goldacre's ...  [NB: the Mobile Phones Research Unit is for some reason part of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital.see]

The usual defence of Elite rackets: vaccines, drugs, AIDS Hoax, GM foods, amalgam.

Defending vaccines
 
The MMR story that wasn't 
Opinions from the medical fringe should come with a health warning
The silence over new MMR research
Publish or be damned
How to be beautifully, blissfully wrong about Tamiflu: just call it a bird flu vaccine
She's the character behind an organisation called What Doctors Don't Tell You, or WDDTY, a successful book, pressure group, and publishing operation for a magazine called Proof! They are a popular resource in certain sections of the media - and are quoted by name - because they love alternative therapies, they act all sciencey, and they are viciously, viciously anti-vaccine.

Pharma over nutrients [See: Nutritional Medicine.]
The fish oil files

GM foods [See: GM foods.]
Scare story on GM potatoes translates cysts into cancers

AIDS drugs [See: AIDS AND VACCINES Pharmaceutical AIDS ARV genocide AZT.]
How money is not the only barrier to Aids patients getting hold of drugs
The health minister, the African potato and a state in denial over Aids
Health cheque Just like many Cam practitioners in the UK, the Rath Foundation makes paranoid accusations against anyone who disagrees with it, accusing them of being in the pocket of the multinational pharmaceutical companies with advert headlines such as "Stop Aids genocide by the drug cartel"

Amalgam [See: Mercury amalgam.]
Good news you didn't read on mercury fillings

Quotes re Goldacre
We can all benefit from Ben Goldacre's wisdom. For instance, in 2004 Goldacre received the Association of British Science Writer's (ABSW) award for "the best feature on a science subject in a national or regional newspaper (2003)  for an article on MMR: 'Never mind the facts' . The major sponsor of the award of £2000 was MMR manufacturer and defendant Glaxo SmithKline . This has not been disclosed in many Guardian articles mentioning MMR, nor was it recently Goldacre's BMJ piece 'MMR, the scare stories are back' [Letter BMJ by John Stone Sept 2007] Re: Restrictions on hospitality apply to journalists and doctors

[Glaxo Man]  Ben Goldacre receiving award from Pallab Ghosh (BBC--Voice of Big Brother) & Dr Alastair Benbow, Glaxo SmithKline’s European medical director
 Ben Goldacre receiving award from Pallab Ghosh (BBC--Voice of Big Brother) & Dr Alastair Benbow, Glaxo SmithKline’s European medical director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Freelancer 2006″ at the Medical Journalism Awards