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  1. Nice takedown, Guy.

    Just one small clarification. When Merola says:

    Using terms like “rape” to relate to a life-saving scientist isn’t uncommon either

    what he doesn’t mention is that it was nothing to do with Burzynski. Apart from the fact that, as you correctly point out, Burzynski is neither a life-saver or a scientist, the rape comment wasn’t about Burzynski. It was about other physicians in Texas. The Tweet was making the general point that there is something seriously wrong with physician licensing in Texas if the TMB tolerates both physicians who rape people and Burzynski.

    The original tweet, so that you can follow the links and see the context, is here.

    We can only speculate about whether Merola either a) didn’t read my Tweet and just assumed it was all about Burzynski, b) knew it wasn’t about Burzynski but thought it might be fun to make it look like I was accusing him of being a rapist, or c) thinks that the rapist doctors who are completely unconnected to Burzynski are in fact life-saving scientists.

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    • My bet is that whoever wrote it didn’t give enough of a fuck to actually check. Accuracy has never been a strong point with these loons, after all.

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  2. Hi Guy,
    Nice article! Eric Merola has completely lost the plot this time. I wonder if the cognitive dissonance of seeing his hero, dear old Stanislaw Burzynski, being caught with his pants well and truly down by the FDA.
    I’m afraid that while I did find myself in the Daily Fail on one ignominious occasion, everything else Merola attributes to me is completely wrong. Not only does he manage to libel me in that article, but also my namesake, Professor B. Paul Morgan (former Dean of Medicine, Cardiff University). Prof. Morgan was involved in a research fraud scandal but was completely exonerated http://retractionwatch.com/2013/04/10/cardiff-clears-dean-of-misconduct-allegations-but-finds-former-researcher-falsified-images/
    He subsequently resigned as Dean due to unhappiness with organisational issue within Cardiff University. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/cardiff-university-scientist-paul-morgan-2590760
    http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/cardiff-dean-paul-morgan-resigns-after-restructure/2006505.article
    As for what my employer thinks of me, try http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/news/28713 and http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/news/28850
    In that second article I am pictured talking to Mark Drakeford, Health Minister in the Welsh Government.
    Merola is a fool. Worthy of comparison to that other fool Marc Stephens, but at least Burzynski was able to fire Stephens for incompetence and doing way more harm than good to Burzynski’s reputation. Burzynski must be regretting either of them any near his nice little earner.

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    • Thanks, I was pretty sure but didn’t want to make the same sort of error in the opposite direction 🙂

      Whether or not it’s Merola who created the blog (I suspect that there are one or two even more deranged individuals in play, one of whom is the batshit insane “Didymus Judas Thomas“, it does seem clear that the Burzynski camp have completely lost the plot, after struggling through most of 2013 trying to control the Google feed and own the message, the USA Today piece has dealt their propaganda machine a body blow, and I hope it’s a fatal one.

      I don’t even care that much whether Slippery Stan is forced to retire, or whether he cleans up his act and just stops conning vulnerable people, what matters is that the three decades and more when propaganda has served in place of facts, is at an end. And the Burzynski shills played a part in making that happen: if they had been nice, they would not have stirred up so much action. Irony piled on irony.

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  3. They got everything wrong about me, but other than that, it was like I was living on the page.

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    • Maybe they meant Professor B. Robert Blaskiewicz, Dean of Medicine at the University of Georgia?

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