Carry On Lying

Rod Liddle, in a radio interview, continued to spread lies about M.E. and fibromyalgia, while shouting down opposing views. Another interviewee made a minor mistake, saying that diabetes wasn’t recognised 50 years ago, and Liddle pounced on it as if it proved his point, then when the interviewee tried to correct herself, he wouldn’t shut up and allow her to do so.

Liddle had made the spurious point that  M.E. and fibromyalgia were unknown 20 or 30 years ago (untrue, as there were reports of M.E. in 1934, and it was recognised by the World Health Organisation in 1969), to which the response should have been that there was a time when diabetes wasn’t known about. It was a minor error, but one which someone as dishonest as Liddle could make a sufficient fuss about that he could cover his own inadequate arguments.

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