Dills and shills

If Joe Bloggs, who is not a doctor, mistakenly believes he has written an article debunking medical orthodoxy, is The Lancet suppressing free speech by choosing not to run it?

Some sections of the media publish reams of nonsense from the dills and shills of climate denial, claiming thereby to champion free speech. But neither free speech, nor balance nor rigorous debate are served by giving ignorance and error equal time with meticulous research. Free speech is being abused as a pretext to pursue a political objective.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.