No one wants to admit that they’re wrong. Pointing them to well researched articles, exposing flaws in their logic and their decisions should make a reasonable person change their mind. But this isn’t the case most of the time. Instead, people believe that they’re under attack and become more firmly entrenched in their positions. I suspect a lot of people, consciously or unconsciously, know that they’re wrong but will grasp at anything, however nonsensical, to support their views. People who write newspaper articles are no different
Quackometer has posted an article today that describes how The Observer has responded to the concerns raised on the newspaper’s support for the Burzynski Clinic. It would appear that The Observer has fallen in the above trap; it has failed to address the concerns raised and has, instead, gone on the offensive in attacking the reasonable such as blogger Rhys Morgan. This would indicate that there is something far wider amiss in the way that The Observer tries to exert its power and influence. I strongly suggest that you read the Quackometer article.
There are two things I would like re-iterate in line with what I’ve previously written. Firstly, those who are considering procuring treatments from the Burzynski Clinic should go into this with their eyes open; be honest with yourself. Secondly, the disgraceful behaviour of the Burzynski Clinic still needs to be addressed. It is my hope that all the recent publicity will fully expose the clinic’s behaviour to the world, but this will not be easy with unreasonable and sycophantic articles such as those from The Observer.
Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011