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November 21, 2003

Quackbusters show their real face - on CBS TV

There is a particular battle going on in the US, and specifically in Wisconsin, where the so-called quackbusters have formed an alliance with prosecutors of the Department of Regulation & Licensing of that State. The prosecutions are not going very well - the witnesses of the prosecution are turning out to be more quackish than the practitioners they are accusing.

CBS has made and aired a great expose' and Tim Bolen tells all about this in his latest newsletter.

Tim says that CBS should be thanked for what they did and should be encouraged to do more of the same. If you happen to live in the US, or know someone there, you should read Tim Bolen's article and maybe - just maybe - put on your activist hat and join in the fun. Let CBS know that they are appreciated ... for a change.

In Wisconsin: The Exception Proves the Rule...

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

November 21st, 2003

Well, I was proven wrong on something - and I'm very pleased it happened. It happened in Wisconsin.

I have a jaundiced view of the media, especially national media. I wrote about this a few months ago in article called "Big Pharma Doesn't Own the Media..."

So when members of the Wisconsin Association for Health Freedom (WAHF) thought about approaching CBS affiliate Channel 3's "I-Team" in Madison about the quackbuster onslaught in their State, I was supportive, but not real enthusiastic. To me, TV has a fleeting sense, and doesn't take the time to examine an issue, unless there's a lot of blood, a car chase, bare skin, or inter-marriage between species. There is also that segment of the media who likes "shock" and has no compunctions about charging into your life with a camera, and making you look as bad as possible for their audience.

"I-Team" really surprised me. They not only spent the time to investigate the story, but they went further, and looked into the relevance, and the importance, of the issues to Wisconsin citizens. Wow! A media with a social conscience! I'm amazed. Truly amazed.

You can see their story, and the actual film clips, by going to Channel 3's website, which you can reach by going through my earlier commentary "CBS Nukes Wisconsin Quackbuster Assault..." . To get a sense, too, of the devastation CBS caused to the quackbuster operation, take a look at "CBS Airs "Sniveling Quackbuster" Expose'.... 

No Good Deed Should Go Unpunished...

Here's what I think we should do, silly as it may sound, at first. I think we should thank CBS for doing this community service, and encourage them to do MORE of this, nationally.

Frankly, an expose' of the quackbuster operation, nationally, is just what this country needs. CBS has taken the first step, with their Wisconsin affiliate, to doing America a great service. "Sixty minutes" needs to meet "I-Team."

So here's what I'm suggesting... Contact Linda Eggers (, by e-mail, and thank her for the great job she did. Send a copy to her boss, Carmelyn Daley (, and a copy to CBS News (

Why? For two reasons. (1) Because CBS really should do a national expose' of the issue. (2) Because, you can bet that the "quackbusters" are already in the process of trying to stop, and counter, the damage that was done to them with this broadcast. My guess is that that New York ad agency that runs the "quackbuster" operation was in CBS's main office, whining, cajoling, and threatening CBS, within hours of the time the first broadcast played. They were also, most likely, directing a coordinated attack against CBS Madison, and the reporter that did the story. It's their Modus Operandi.

Keep something in mind. Even with the truckloads of money Big Pharma pumps into the quackbuster operation, they are still unable to stem the tide of America's turn towards alternatives to drugs in health care. The North American Health Freedom Movement simply outnumbers the quackbusters 100,000 to 1.

Do America a favor. Encourage CBS to take this story national. Send Linda and Carmelyn a thank you note. One they can show to CBS main office. Tell them about YOUR feelings about, and YOUR experiences with, the sleazy quackbuster operation.

Now is the time...

Tim Bolen - Consumer Advocate

This "Millions of Health Freedom Fighters - Newsletter" is about the battle between "Health and Medicine" on Planet Earth. Tim Bolen is an op/ed writer with extensive knowledge of the activities of a subversive organization calling itself the "quackbusters," and that organization's attempts to suppress, and discredit, any, and all health modalities that compete with the allopathic (MD) paradigm for consumer health dollars. The focus of the newsletter is on the ongoing activities, battles, politics, and the victories won by members of the "Health Freedom Movement" against the "quackbusters" It details "who the quackbusters are, what they are, where they are operating, when they appear, and how they operate - and how easy it is to beat them..."

For background information on the "Battle between Health and Medicine" go to: A copy of THIS newsletter, and older ones, are viewable at the website

For EVEN MORE interesting and related articles go to

Especially see:

Will the "Quackbusters" Survive 2005?...


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Friday November 21 2003
updated on Tuesday December 21 2010

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Black PR and the FDA
Tim Bolen of Consumers against health fraud has written before on a phenomenon called the "quackbusters". Those are people who work for the interests of big pharma, "keeping the competition down". They masqerade as concerned citizens and complain about the supposed "dangers" of natural alternatives to the official, pharmaceutically controlled drug based system of medicine. Bolen has now come up with some good research on exactly HOW the quackbusters and... [read more]
September 07, 2003 - Sepp Hasslberger

Quackbusters trick Federal Trade Commission
7 July 2003 - In the US, reports Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen, the "quackbusters" of the National Council for Health Fraud are busy attacking natural alternatives to pharmaceutical medicines. Bolen contends that Stephen Barrett, and Robert Baratz are not alone and that their funding is likely to come from the deep coffers of pharmaceutical companies. The strategies employed by the unlikely duo include tricking the Federal Trade Commission and their... [read more]
July 08, 2003 - Sepp Hasslberger

Quackbuster battle rages on
October 8th, 2003 - Here is an update on the case the US "quackbusters" brought against Green Bay (Wisconsin) Physician Eleazar Kadile MD. The judge suggested a settlement, but the defense is not about to lose the advantage it gained in finally putting quackbuster Robert S. Baratz in the witness stand for cross examination. Tim Bolen tells us how the case is proceding. Good to know that the quackbusters won't... [read more]
October 09, 2003 - Sepp Hasslberger

Big Pharma Fears Electricity
Another excellent article by Tim Bolen of which I think well worth reading. I always thought that big pharma was afraid of the competition of nutrients and natural health supplements as a big threat to their fading monopoly on health care. Now Tim Bolen tells us they are also afraid of electromedicine - and probably rightly so. Pharmaceutical medicine is far from optimum as a stand-alone health intervention. There... [read more]
September 15, 2003 - Sepp Hasslberger

Quackbusters: Health Freedom Counters Attack in Connecticut
Tough times for alternative healthcare providers in the US. Dr. Robban Sica, a Connecticut MD, one of the thousands of doctors, nationwide, who have stepped out of the "conventional" medical system - in order to provide up-to-date, realistic health care for her patients, was challenged by the medical licensing authorities over her use of unconventional modes of treatment and is fighting a court action to keep her license. Nothing new,... [read more]
August 29, 2004 - Sepp Hasslberger

US: 'Quackbusters' Going Down in Legal Upset
Quackbusters in the US have had a hard time in court starting about a year ago. Quackbusters are self-appointed "critics" of natural cures and alternative medicine. They come after anything that is not related to the pharmaceutical paradigm of health. Operation Cure-All, which the Federal Trade Commission has started in collusion with the quackbusters, is an example of such action. These quackbusters also link into a worldwide network of "skeptics"... [read more]
May 17, 2004 - Sepp Hasslberger




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