The British Medical Journal has banned publication of any research that was funded, even slightly, by tobacco companies. They say that this is because such research must be biased towards the interests of the funders. By that logic, any research funded by anyone at all must be equally suspect.
As Dick Puddlecote notes, the BMJ published a hell of a lot of research funded by the Pharmers and they have been proven to lie in order to sell drugs that kill people.
The BMJ’s idiot editor thought her pronouncement would go unchallenged and that she could then extend it to research funded by alcohol, sugar, salt and non-Puritan food companies. She is ‘leading beyond her authority’ and has not realised she has been taught to do this by an utter moron whose grasp of the delicacies of human manipulation is tenuous at best. Heve you seen the Julia Middleton YouTube videos? The pretend body language is exaggerated to a level that would make Marcel Marceu cringe. She has no idea what she is doing and yet her ‘graduates’ are getting put in place by other idiot graduates of hers. Idiots employing idiots who all think they are clever. And people out there vote for the idiots who are doing it.
Instead of the rolling-over in the face of Evil Smoke, her readership has immediately gone for the endgame. ‘What about all that tainted Pharmer money, eh? What about that then, eh?’
The Pharmers really kill people, unlike the tobacconists who are only implicated in maybe kiling people and whose kill rate mysteriously goes up as smoking rates go down. Yet the BMJ prefer to publish work funded by this medical Mafia of dodgy drug pushers rather than work funded by leaf-sellers who only sell to people who want their leaves.
I think the BMJ’s days as a serious journal are all but over. It’s a propaganda comic now.
I’m very pleased to note that none of my papers are in it.