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How the Lancet lost our trust Stuart Ritchie The Spectator (UK) 26/06/2021

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS News' started by JohnTheJack, Jun 24, 2021.

  1. JohnTheJack

    JohnTheJack Moderator Staff Member

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    A few of us have tried to get Ritchie interested in the PACE trial, but he has previously refused. But since it now seems to support his argument, he does cautiously mention it.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/how-the-lancet-lost-our-trust

    Article conclusion:

     
  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    The Spectator never even had my trust. A publication which boasts Rod Liddle as associate editor and columnist isn't something I'd wipe my dog's arse with.
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    More could have been made of the fact that Horton's behavior towards critics of the Wakefield paper has been the same as with PACE. A pattern of misbehavior means a lot here, especially what it implies for PACE, that he's wrong about it.

    But whatever it's starting to show the cracks in the armor.
     
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    Michiel Tack Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Looks like a good article. Most of what Stuart Ritchie writes is interesting and to the point.

    Does anyone know more about him or has anyone read his recent book?
     
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    https://twitter.com/StuartJRitchie/status/1408138353250385932
     
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    Robert 1973 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I’ve not read his books but heard him on BBC radio 4 and read reviews.

    I tried to engage with him on Twitter once but no reply:


    I assumed that his KCL connection (he is a lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at KCL) would inhibit him from writing anything about PACE or KCL’s low quality ME/CFS research, so I’m surprised, and pleased, to see him mentioning PACE in the Spectator article.

    [Edit: I deleted my initial post because I hadn’t read the article at the top when I responded to Michiel’s question.]
     
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