CTV's W5 report last November

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CTV's W5 report last November

Postby scorpion » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:53 am

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Postby Algis » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:13 am

Well; we'll see more and many of this....
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Postby Lyon » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:18 am

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Postby mose » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:10 am

a good area for an article, but far from a good article. Bob, You write better criticism on a near daily basis. If the news show was the definition of a puff piece, this is an attempt at a hit piece. Fox 'news' style journalism.

Question, as well, why would the author, claiming deficiency in reporting, not quote sources to support, "Whatever the merits of the stem-cell treatment for MS, it is scientifically incompatible with the vascular blockage theory."

Why would he not support such a statement? The likely answer is that the author is doing the same thing he criticizes, only from the opposite angle.

Neither are appropriate.

I am a hopeful skeptic and remain so despite propaganda on either side of the issue.
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Postby Lyon » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:02 am

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Postby euphoniaa » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:34 pm

Apparently there were 2 different articles about CCSVI in the National Post, both today. They're all about the media "hyping the frenzy" while complaining about the results of the frenzy. :D

The one scorpion linked to is by Terence Corcoran, titled,
A cure in sight? Not so fast. Media coverage reeks of typical hope-mongering

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada ... 475285&p=1

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The 2nd article is by Tom Blackwell, titled,

Is new MS research the real thing or a media driven frenzy?
Cure vs. Hype: 'I had patients in tears'

http://www.nationalpost.com/related/lin ... id=2475272

A couple of provocative and/or inflammatory quotes from that one, like Dr. Mark Freedman declaring it a "hoax.":

"Many of the callers were very abusive, right from the start," said Dr. Luanne Metz, director of the Foothills Hospital MS clinic in Calgary. "Nasty to the nurses, accusing us of withholding treatment or playing Big Brother and not letting people have what they want, and arguing and arguing and arguing."


"There have been reverberations across the world as a result of that media story," said Dr. Mark Freedman, a neurologist at Ottawa Hospital and a top MS researcher. "I think there are going to be millions of dollars spent now to follow a hoax.... If I thought for one instant there was substance to this, I'd be all over it. But there really is very, very vague backing for the whole theory."


(Edited to correct the name.)
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Postby cheerleader » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:07 pm

Why would this man (the editor of The Financial Post) write an editorial on a medical story?

Terence Corcoran
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Postby scorpion » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:05 pm

I don't know what you mean. Why would a reporter write an editorial about any subject? If I rememeber my journalism class in college taught me a reporters job is dig through the BS and get to the truth. I am sure he needed a bulldozer to get to the facts on this topic.
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Postby patientx » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:39 pm

A couple of provocative and/or inflammatory quotes from that one, like Dr. Mark Freedman declaring it a "hoax.":
Quote:"Many of the callers were very abusive, right from the start," said Dr. Luanne Metz, director of the Foothills Hospital MS clinic in Calgary. "Nasty to the nurses, accusing us of withholding treatment or playing Big Brother and not letting people have what they want, and arguing and arguing and arguing."


Geez, I can't imagine this happening., especially after reading some of the comments in the CCVSI forum.
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Postby Lyon » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:19 pm

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Postby jimmylegs » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:09 pm

it took decades of published research for d3 to break through to remotely mainstream... i don't know how all this will translate time-wise now that we have the interweb from the get-go :)
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