04 July, 2010

The Not-So-Thin Skeptical Line

Liz over at I Speak of Dreams has put together a very comprehensive post about DDI's SLAPP against Quackwatch.  Not only is the post itself thorough, it provides plenty of links to other posts on the topic.  I'm happy to see that the folks standing on Dr. Barrett's side far outnumber those on the side of quackery.

Poor DDI.  They have the power of the woo (and a greedy scheming lawyer), but Dr. Barrett's got the skeptical community, the law, and science on his side.  Even contest?  Not so much.  Entertaining?  Watching a SLAPP-happy bunch of woo-meisters getting their arses kick should certainly be.  Let's ensure Dr. Barrett's got a nice, fat legal defense fund to keep the fun going.

*Update: John Pieret's called up a linkstorm, and you can have his html if you like.

To date:
Those who support Barrett:

1. June 30 2010 Orac More Legal Thuggery Against A Defender of Science-Based Medicine Respectful Insolence
2. June 30 2010 Stavros Isaiadis More Libel Lawsuits instead of Scientific Debate Journey Through A Burning Mind
3. June 30 2010 Barbara Drescher Quackwatcher Dr. Steve Barrett Is Under Attack at Woo Fighters and ICBS Everywhere
4. June 30 2010 Monica Pignotti Science Based Medicine Blog on Legal Thuggery Potentially Harmful and Other Questionable Therapies
5. June 30 2010 Todd W. Doctor's Data Inc. Uses Legal Threat to Silence Criticism Silenced by Age of Autism
6. June 30 2010 Skepacabra News from Around the Blogosphere Skepacabra
7. June 30 2010 Kim Wombles Supporting Skeptics Who Speak Up Countering Age of Autism
8. June 30 2010 The Ashartus Files Attacks on Scientists The Ashartus Files
9. June 30 2010 Glenn Reynolds Threatening Bloggers is Generally a Bad Idea Instapundit
10. July 1 2010 Mike Masnick Quackwatch Sued for Suggesting Medical Lab Quackery Techdirt
11. July 1 2010 Derek Lowe "Doctor's Data": Telling the Truth and Getting Sued for It In the Pipeline (Corante)
12. July 1 2010 John Pieret This Could Take A While Thoughts in a Haystack
13. July 1 2010 John Pieret The DDI DDIdn't Thoughts in a Haystack
14. July 1 2010 Jack of Kent US libel suit against Quackwatch Jack of Kent
15. July 1 2010 Landon Ross Quackwatch Sued by Quacks The Rational Ape
16. July 1 2010 Ian Musgrave Anti-Science Bullies At It Again Astroblog
17. July 1 2010 Timothy Sandefur Quackwatch needs your help The Panda's Thumb
18. July 1 2010 Anonymous Coward Chelation Therapy Quack sues Quackwatch Bayblab
19. July 1 2010 Cujo359 Medical Quackery Meets Legal Quackery Slobber and Spittle
20. July 1 2010 Dana Hunter The Legal Jackboot En Tequila Es Verdad
21. July 1 2010 Brad Evans The Streisand Effect? I hope so Blue Horizons
22. July 1 2010 Reddit thread on the case
23. July 2 2010 Health Care Renewal Quackwatch being sued by "Doctor's Data", a laboratory that caters to chelation therapists Health Care Renewal
24. July 3 2010 The Lucky Atheist Spread the Word: Quacks Sue Skeptic The Lucky Atheist
25. July 3 2010 Hemant Mehta Science Defender Gets Sued by Doctor's Data The Friendly Atheist
26. July 4 2010 Horse Goes West Intimidation Fail Horse Goes West 

But now DDI has attracted the attention of the 800 pound gorilla: Pharyngula. It'll never know what hit it.

Buh-bye, DDI.


John Pieret said...

Here are some more:

27. July 4 2010 Horse Goes West Intimidation Fail Horse Goes West
28. July 4 2010 Bing McGhandi Doctor's Data: Litigious Fuckwits Suing Quackwatch Happy Jihad's House of Pancakes
29. July 4 2010 Michael Hawkins Doctor's Data is a Fraud For the Sake of Science
30. July 4 2010 Mike Stanton Doctors Data sues QuackWatch Action For Autism
31. July 3 2010 Peter Bowditch Doctor's Data The Millenium Project

John Pieret said...

Opps, a duplicate there because of an insertion of this link at 23:

23. July 1 Robert Carroll Quackwatch Doc Sued for $10 Million Skeptic's Dictionary

Liz Ditz said...

Thanks for the compliment! I have two posts going

http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2010/07/health-consumer-activist-subject-to-legal-threats.html" -- the one with background & all the links.


http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2010/07/doctors-data-i-think-a-little-google-bombing-is-in-oder.html Just the positive comments.

Feel free to use HTML.