Medicine And The Media

Taking “ME” too personally

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.369 (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:369
  1. Richard Morriss

    Esther Rantzen is angry. She is known mostly for light heartedly observing the absurdities of everyday life or exposing rascals who are not quite evil enough for the Cook Report. Occasionally she spearheads a big campaign against an important medical or social evil, such as child sexual abuse. This time the big campaign is “ME” because unfortunately her daughter has ME.

    Typically, there is no attempt to give a balanced perspective, only exposure of the evil as if it were an open and shut case. Her current anger seems …

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