Friday, 1 October 2010

King's Media Award for Wessely

Wish I hadn't seen this. Sorry to ruin your weekends, but Prof. Simon Wessely has won an award for Media Personality of the Year. He has done so much harm to those of us with ME but, hey, don't let that get in the way of handing out spurious awards! The article I link to says: He has carved a reputation for being warm, receptive and at the forefront of research within his field...

This is, of course, not true of his research into ME, he has done nothing to further our understanding of the illness, simply obscured the truth and twisted things. Anyway, enough, have wasted too much energy on this individual.


7 comments:

Mim said...

Media Personality!

A silly phrase.

A so-called honor no matter who gets it.

Boosterism!

Butch said...

This is like giving Josef Mengele an award for medical research, and Joseph Goebbels an award for media relations.

Simon Wessely's bogus medical "research" and his persistent lies have caused unnecessary pain and injured countless PWME's and those who love them.

This man should not be given an award, he should stand trial.

Cusp said...

I was speechless when I saw a link to this on FB. Unbelievable and his oily acceptance speech just rubs salt into the wound.

vw said...

Yes this has just about ruined my wkend, i can just imagine his smugness.

ashy00 said...

He is a puppet, payed to say what the government want him to say - about PTSD, ME and all the rest... "media whore" is the phrase that comes to mind, but i am not sure if that means something else? A little cognitively drained today, sorry not too articulate!

Digitalesse said...

It's only some internal Kings College award. Big fish, small pond.

Cusp said...

Still a pillock though ...even if a large piscatorial one