1. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    *Throws confetti in the air and blows a horn*

    I love it when reason wins.

  2. Kel, OM says

    This is great news, because it means since I voted for her that a Big PharmaTM check should arive in the mail any day now – which I’ll use to buy natural cures like homoeopathy…

    Since homoeopathy is alleged not to work through material means, can they really claim that homoeopathy is natural anymore? It seems odd to say that its a natural medicine at the same time as appealing to the supernatural.

  3. stopthatastronaut says

    I’m quite happy about the success of this little campaign – thanks for the assist, PZ!


  4. ambulocetacean says

    Yay Dr Rachey! She rules. Long may she battle the woo Down Under!

    Of course, it would be better if she could just vanquish the woo immediately, but we have to be realistic here…

  5. ambulocetacean says

    Oh, and everyone should email Mercola to commiserate. Suggested subject line: Suck it, you despicable cancer quack.

  6. Q.E.D says

    Dr. “some quack” Mercola’s profile lists:

    “voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post”

    Well if that isn’t a quack credential I don’t know what is.

  7. Alan B says

    From his website:

    Dr. Mercola … has been featured in TIME magazine, LATimes, CNN, Fox News, ABC News with Peter Jennings, Today Show, CBS’s Washington
    Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson, and other major media resources.

    I’m sure Al Capone and O J Simpson had similar media exposure…

  8. Gus Snarp says

    Good, I was worried there for a while, but I guess the Shorty’s were able to enforce their own rules and the best person won.

  9. Gus Snarp says

    Wait, has she actually won? Seems she is the finalist with the most vote, but that the Shorty Awards people could still give the title to Mercola or another finalist?

  10. Gus Snarp says

    OK, just to beat this horse to death, while the Shorty Awards page doesn’t show a name next to winner and lists Dr. Rachel as the #1 finalist, they have apparently actually handed out the awards. Here’s the story.