You would think that it was not possible for Jeni Barnett and LBC Radio to compound their errors and mishandling of this issue – that the past few days and the blogosphere reaction to LBC’s Legal Chill Effect as administered to Dr Ben Goldacre might have taught something to Jeni Barnett and LBC Radio about the Streisand Effect. However, as the comments have disappeared from her two postings Bad Scientists and MMR and Me, it seems not.
Oddly enough, there was a discussion on this morning’s Start The Week (Matt Wardman has the snippet) on how, on the Internet, few things ever really disappear. Head over to Quackometer: Jeni Barnett, Have You Lost Something?
This is a unfortunate development for those people, such as Martin Stabe who praised Barnett for allowing those who are critical of her to comment.* How very reminiscent of Patrick Holford, who doesn’t allow comments from people who haven’t drunk the Kool-Aid and signed up to his 100%health subscription service.
*We should clarify that we are so jaded that we tend to expect this so rather liked to be reminded that other people’s default expectation is for better behaviour.