Controversial Houston cancer clinic menaces critics

by Walter Olson on December 15, 2011

Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing covers the story the story of how Houston’s Burzynski Clinic has been “sending threatening letters to bloggers who questioned the science behind Burzynski’s therapy.” In particular, Ken at Popehat has been crossing swords with one particular correspondent who has been making menacing noises about the clinic’s reputational interests.

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1 doug 12.15.11 at 7:58 am

and this spokesmen seems to strongly infer he is a lawyer, when he is not.

2 Rliyen 12.15.11 at 10:20 am

Not to mention the fact that when Ken called him on his bluff, he ran like a whipped dog. No other response is forthcoming from that schmuck. Ken has a sad, because he really wanted to continue the fight.

3 Bill Poser 12.15.11 at 4:23 pm

I’m pretty sure that a real lawyer would know that grand juries do not find people guilty or not guilty and that the opponent in both grand jury proceedings and petty jury criminal proceedings is the state, not an organization such as an insurance company.

And I wonder whether falsely representing oneself as a lawyer is not a crime in his jurisdiction.

4 Le Mur 12.16.11 at 9:24 am

Those were “cyst and disease” letters.

5 Alan Kellogg 12.17.11 at 2:23 am

Orac of Respectful Insolence has been covering this story for the past week or so.

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