Michael Siegel nu zelf aangevallen door anti`s

De beschuldigingen door de bekeerde anti-rokenonderzoeker Michael Siegel aan het adres van diverse anti-rokenorganisaties in de VS, die wij hier enige tijd geleden meldden, zijn blijkbaar ter bestemder plaatse aangekomen. Michael meldt vandaag op zijn blog dat de anti’s nu, uit ergernis over zijn activiteiten, ook hém beschuldigen van banden met de tabaksindustrie, zoals zij dat ook in het verleden bij Forces, Smoker’s Club en andere individuen hebben gedaan.


De universiteit waar hij werkt werd gevraagd om Michael’s fondsen na te trekken en de anti’s beschuldigen hem van lidmaatschap van de Republikeinse Partij, alsof dat een doodzonde is.


Michael kan, nog steeds als lid van het anti-rokengilde, daarover alleen het volgende zeggen:


While we in tobacco control talk all the time about the tobacco industry’s deception and lies and the impact it has had on the public, I am beginning to see that we seem to have our own blinders on and our inability to look past the dogma we have been exposed to is starting to impair our own ability to see the truth for what it is. I think our view of reality has been severely tainted by the narrow, prescriptive, dogmatic perspective with which we view the world.


In response to my post of July 25, welcoming FORCES readers to my site and suggesting that its members are not merely tobacco industry fronts, but that they largely represent their own legitimate interests, several anti-smoking advocates have unleashed yet another set of personal attacks.

This time, the recipient of the attacks was not a tobacco industry-funded or pro-smoking advocate, but instead, was …
me.

A number of anti-smoking advocates questioned my funding source, suggested that the administration of Boston University be asked to investigate my funding source, suggested that the administration of Boston University should intervene to presumably stop what I am doing, once again accused Martha Perske of being a tobacco “industry mole,” and accused me of being funded by the Republican party.

They also reiterated the charges that FORCES is merely a tobacco industry front group and that they are lying about where they get their funding.


Tobacco Analysis Blog

Geef een antwoord

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd.

Download poster

Citaten

  • "Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefaßte Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom."
    (Het is moeilijker een vooroordeel aan flarden te schieten dan een atoom.)
    Albert Einstein

  • "Als je alles zou laten dat slecht is voor je gezondheid, dan ging je kapot"
    Anonieme arts

  • "The effects of other people smoking in my presence is so small it doesn't worry me."
    Sir Richard Doll, 2001

  • "Een leugen wordt de waarheid als hij maar vaak genoeg wordt herhaald"
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister van Propaganda, Nazi Duitsland


  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "There''s no such thing as perfect air. If there was, God wouldn''t have put bristles in our noses"
    Coun. Bill Clement

  • "Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
    Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

  • "If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won't go."
    Mark Twain

  • I've alllllllways said that asking smokers "do you want to quit?" and reporting the results of that question, as is, is horribly misleading. It's a TWO part question. After asking if one wants to quit it must be followed up with "Why?" Ask why and the majority of the answers will be "because I'm supposed to" (victims of guilt and propaganda), not "because I want to."
    Audrey Silk, NYCCLASH