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The Guardian / Unrest review – powerful documentary about chronic fatigue syndrome

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Cheshire, Oct 19, 2017.

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  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Moderator Staff Member

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    by Leslie Felperin

    Short review...


    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/19/unrest-review-powerful-documentary-about-chronic-fatigue-syndrome?CMP=share_btn_tw
     
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  2. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    I'm surprised that they didn't work the "militant patients threatening death to all researchers" meme in there.
     
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    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    A rather short, half-hearted fence-sitting review I thought.
     
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    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    To me it seemed like 'It didn't fall in line with our frightfully self-righteous touchy feely approach to everything so we thought it was boring and we didn't bother to go in the garden to be either one side of the fence or the other or even sit on it. Some other people seemed to think it was newsworthy so we thought we had better say something, in the form of a disconnected word salad of inconclusive references to things we remembered about ME, er CFS, er whatsitsname ...'
     
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  5. Adrian

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    I'm about to cancel the Guardian so I may tell them this is the final straw.
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Do it.

    I generally like the Guardian, the Oz version at least (which is the one I read) has some excellent journos, like the economics writer Greg Jericho, who is a model of data driven clarity.

    But they get not a penny from me until they start reporting straight on ME stuff, without the gross SMC spin.
     
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  7. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ask them to employ a Russian correspondent who can speak Russian, is not scared of common apartment cleaning procedures, and is not a plagiarist for me while you do so please.

    (I know, but it was a bugbear of mine until I finally stopped reading it.)
     

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