Daily Archives: June 3, 2008

Christopher Chope MP (Con.) believes that “the Government are suppressing information about the Dore programme, which is of proven benefit to a large number of sufferers”

On May 16 2008 (months after Gimpy reported his concerns about Dore’s finances, and one day before it was reported that Dore Australia were in Administration) Christopher Chope MP (Con.) spoke at length about Dore in the House of Commons*. Christopher Chope’s ranting about Dore – and the responses of his colleagues – is truly a thing of beauty, and I highly recommend reading the debate in full. I’ll give some selected highlights below, though.

Chope claimed that:

At present the Government are suppressing information about the Dore programme, which is of proven benefit to a large number of sufferers.

I’m not sure where he gets the idea that Dore is proven from – there is not good quality research to show that Dore does what it claimed to do – but I do like the idea that that Government was suppressing information about Dore. Given that Dore was widely discussed in the mainstream media – which were generally happy to plug Dore, while largely failing to report the problems with Dore’s research – this would be a rather ineffective suppression. Continue reading

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Journalists reports Holford claims which were pre-fisked on HolfordWatch

Last weekend, Ben Goldacre discussed some of the benefits of blogs over the mainstream media. As if to confirm this, yesterday Female First – a ‘Celebrity Gossip Magazine’ – has ran a credulous report on Holford’s views on statins. Bad enough in itself, but exactly these claims were thoroughly fisked on HolfordWatch on May 29th. Oh dear…

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