I’m wondering if we might be missing a trick. I’m sure history will show us to be in a period of considerable and rapid change (even though it may not feel like it to us). Change means that advocacy opportunities can arise, but possibly easy to overlook when in the midst of such changes. We have highlighted for a long time the major defects in the BPS approach, PACE being a major example, and rightly so. There should, of course, be no let-up in this advocacy strand; it’s crucial to keep the pressure on, and not let it slip. But I think there is another advocacy strand we might be overlooking. Without media involvement, TV in particular, we are on an uphill struggle. But the media are petrified of getting involved in PACE-bashing etc, and are by no means convinced anyway. But I think we should be coming at this from the side, not head on. Let’s forget about a PACE-bashing Panorama-style documentary for the moment, because it’s unlikely to happen any time soon. What the media might be much more inclined towards, is a really informative Horizon-style science documentary about some of the fascinating new biomedical science and discoveries that have been made recently, in the field of ME. And above all, it's not about bashing anyone! Just doesn’t give them a second of air time. And if it doesn’t bash them one iota (by virtue of not mentioning them), there is no need to offer them space on the programme for ‘balance’. The whole thrust of such a programme would be on the biomedical discoveries and achievements, and what exciting science it is. It would not mention CBT or GET, but where the emerging scientific knowledge shows that exercise can be harmful, then that is simply part of the reporting of that science. If the BPS crew then want to argue their case subsequent to the reporting of some real science, then fine, best of luck to them. I think things are moving on. There is now a lot of really exciting research bubbling under, and maybe we could and should try to build on that. It could be beneficial for public awareness, funding, attracting researchers, etc. I just get the feeling that attacking the BPS crowd has simply forced them to dig into their foxholes, and that we maybe now see if we can gain some media traction with what really counts in the end, biomedical research. A lot has been happening recently, so maybe now is the time to se if we can interest the media in reporting on it. To reiterate: I'm suggesting this in addition to continuing the exposure of crap BPS science, not instead of it.