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Tag Archive: Burzynski Clinic

Dec 05 2011

A perfect storm of press releases

Some more on the Burzynski clinic and the Observer. From Keir Liddle at the Twenty-first Floor on a perfect storm for skepticism. The characterisation of skeptical bloggers as aggressive and sanctimonious is unfortunately nothing new and there are undoubtedly skeptics out there who benefit from reading Hayley Stevens post on the subject but I for one am …

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Dec 04 2011

Flying around the internet

Skeptical Humanities on the Observer on Burzynski: Entire communities throw untold sums of money at the slimmest (nonexistent, really) hope that these patients will recover at the Burzynski Clinic, and the Observer finds this uplifting. … Uncritically giving a cancer quack uncritical press? How could we possibly have mistaken that for promotion? We should have …

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Dec 04 2011

We never

One or two points about that first Observer article, because that blame-the-bloggers not-pology is so annoying. One, Stephen Pritchard wrote yesterday, truculently, that concern should have been in the article, but because it was absent doesn’t mean that the paper was promoting the treatment, as some have suggested (“pimping” it, as one science writer so crudely …

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Dec 04 2011

A sustained attack on the paper

The Observer has responded to bloggers’ responses to its uncritical story about a fundraising campaign to send a child to the Burzynski clinic. Stephen Pritchard writes: Yet what was intended as a gripping, human-interest story quickly drew a sustained attack on the paper for apparently offering unquestioning support for a highly controversial cancer treatment, known …

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Nov 29 2011

Burzynski clinic issues press release

Yes that’s right, a press release. They’ll be doing the Colbert Report next. Marc Stephens no longer has “a professional relationship” with the clinic. The clinic thinks it was inappropriate – yes that’s right, inappropriate – to send “a blogger,” meaning Rhys Morgan, a picture of his own house. The clinic apologizes. But apology or …

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Nov 29 2011

That’s the way to silence bloggers

Josephine Jones now has 103 blog posts on Burzynski v Andy Lewis and Rhys Morgan in her list. She’s stopped counting. Another epic win for threatening bullies.

Nov 29 2011

Why Burzynski matters

Craig Malisow doesn’t mince words in his blog post for Houston Press about his neighbors at the Burzynski Clinic. Maybe he’s hoping Marc Stephens will offer to threaten him too. Here’s a warning for anyone out there considering blogging or tweeting anything questioning the greatness of cancer-curing Houston doc Stanislaw Burzynski: You will probably be …

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Nov 28 2011

Don’t Streisand that blog, my friend

And more #Burzynski. Richard Wilson at Don’t Get Fooled Again. While the UK media has been characteristically slow in picking this up – presumably the Murdoch press are too preoccupied with their own problems and the Guardian Media Group still frozen in the headlights after the Observer got sucked into the  controversy – bloggers all …

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Nov 28 2011

That’s THE BURZYNSKI CLINIC

More on the Burzynski Clinic – yes Google I said THE BURZYNSKI CLINIC – and Marc Stephens and Rhys Morgan. From Phil Plait. In Houston, Texas, is a man named Stanislaw Burzynski. He claims he has a method for treating cancer. He calls it antineoplaston therapy. However, according to the National Cancer Institute, “No randomized, …

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