Science Media Centre Concedes Negative Reaction From Scientific Community To Coverage Of Esther Crawley’s SMILE Trial

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By James C Coyne.

 

Those of us who are accustomed to the Science Media Centre UK (SMC) highly slanted coverage of select topics  can detect a familiar defensive, yet self-congratulatory tone to an editorial put out by the SMC in reaction to its broad coverage of Esther Crawley’s SMILE trial of the quack treatment, Phil Parker’s Lightning Process.

Once again, critics, both patients and professionals, of ineffectual treatments being offered for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis  are lumped with climate change deniers. Ho-hum, this comparison is getting so clichéd.

Perhaps even better, the SMC editorial’s concessions of poor coverage of the SMILE trial drew sharp amplifications from commentators that SMC had botched the job.

 

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