It’s high time I jumped on the Burzynski bandwagon. The reason I didn’t do so earlier is that I was aware of a bizarre correspondence taking place between award-winning grassroots skeptic, Rhys Morgan, and one Marc Stephens, who claimed — truthfully, as it turns out — to be representing Stanislaw Burzynski. I was waiting for Rhys to tell the story publicly and now he has.
My first thought, on hearing that Rhys had received a threat of legal action, was that as many bloggers as possible should re-publish the piece by Rhys that Stephens objected to. As it happens, in the 25 days since Stephens sent his first extraordinary email to Rhys, a whole bunch of other blogs about Burzynski have appeared, not re-publishing Rhys’ piece but telling it their own way. Josephine Jones has a list of them — there were 62 at the last count!
I’ve only read a fraction of them and don’t have anything to add. As it will be obvious to anyone who reads any of Stephens’ missives, I don’t even need to point out that Stephens comes across as an ignoramus, a bully and a nutcase and that in employing him as some sort of minder to threaten anyone who writes the unpalatable truth about him, Stanislaw isn’t doing himself any favours.
A word from Rhys:
So in order to spread the word, I need your help. I would really appreciate it if you could do the following two things:
Tweet about the Burzynski clinic. You could either write your own tweet or you could retweet my suggested tweet: RT @rhysmorgan Patients need to know the whole truth about Burzynski’s cancer treatment claims: http://rhysmorgan.co/2011/08/the-burzynski-clinic/
OR you could retweet this: RT @rhysmorgan Dr Burzynski does not want you to know the whole truth about his cancer treatments, which is why he tried to sue me http://rhysmorgan.co/2011/11/threats-from-the-burzynski-clinic
Add a link to this blog from your website so that it will increase the PageRank for this blog so that when patients search for Burzynski, they discover this blog as well as Dr Burzynski’s propaganda. This way, they can discover the whole truth and determine for themselves whether it’s worth investing in his treatment.
3 thoughts on “Up both of yours, Marc Stephens and Stanislaw Burzynski”
I recently wrote about this nonsense on my own blog, and now I’ve had a small taste of it myself. A group of followers of an alternative veterinarian have started sending me nasty personal attacks in response to my criticism of him. I thought you’d be interested since one of them mentions Skepticat and confuses it with my site, SkeptVet (even though you are clearly far cooler!)
The whole story is at the link below, but here’s the part that mentions you:
“This sceptivet sounds suspiciously like another site run by an individual calling themselves ‘scepticat’ or ‘sceptikat’- a highly volatile dictatorial site run by a wannabe megalomaniac. A truly disturbed person with a anger management issue venting via their little site to their own personal herd of sycophants. I would dismiss them like a fly on your arm. Just troubled souls with no purpose.”
Thank you, Skeptvet. You have a great blog there. Thanks for saying I am cooler – they’ll definitely think you’re me now, LOL!
When I read comments that try to divert attention from the arguments by launching these pathetic personal attacks, I generally feel uplifted because I know I’m winning. The vast majority of the comments from quacks on this blog fall into that category. The comment you quote sounds like the nutter who posted dozens of abusive comments on this blog before I got bored and set up a filter to delete them instantly. Then again, a lot of them do sound the same. Putting your address online was disgusting, of course, but nothing surprises me about these me people any more.
Now I’d better go to work on being a megalomaniac and try to lose that “wannabe” status. 😉
Thanks again for your comment.