When the first direct to the public edition of WDDTY came out in September 2012, a number of people noticed and commented. One of those was Simon Singh, TV producer,
What we do know is that the bastion of free speech that is Lynne McTaggart is keen enough to delete Facebook comments she doesn't like yet, in the editorial of the "suppressed" edition, November 2013, she has the gall to say:
Since I am banned from her pages, I cannot comment to her directly on this. However, I do know that I am not now, nor have I ever been, a practising Sense About Scientist, although I fully support what they are aiming to do. And my hateful comments included asking serious questions about what the mendacious Ms McTaggart clearly doesn't actually want to admit. She is wrong. Just wrong.Singh and a small cluster of his Sense About Science associates began a mass email campaign,bombarding every supermarket and retail group with emails and a hate campaign of trolls on our Facebookpages.
The editorial comments on the Times article of 1 October that got her blood to boil:
The problem is, no matter how else you try to read it, a cover blurb that says Mega Cure For The Incurables: Vitamin C fights it all, from measles to AIDSThe article also said we’d claimed that vitamin C “cures” HIV, that homeopathy could treat cancer, that we’d wrongly implied the cervical cancer vaccine has killed “hundreds” of girls and that we’dtold parents in our latest (October 2013) issue not to immunize their children with the MMR vaccine.
It's easy to take that one down. Look at Josephine Jones's page to see what others have done to debunk this woman. We know that her statement about the journalist at the Times not contacting her is not true. He tried.
Oh well. You can lead a horse to water....
McTaggart concludes her essay into the unchartered waters of ignorance with this:
She could also have written:And that’s how we will continue to publish this title—unafraid to ask the unpopular questions and to publish the inconvenient truths.
And that's how we will continue to publish this title - unafraid to misrepresent research, use debunked or poor research, ask questions that have already been thoroughly answered in the negative and publish convenient to our advertisers untruths.But don't believe me. Look at the magazine itself and come to your own conclusions.