Stephen Barrett (Quackwatch)Posted 8 years ago under Uncategorized
Retired psychiatrist and author of Quackwatch, a mission to slam holistic medicine and call it all “quack” medicine, has been officially declared by the US Court System to be “Biased, and unworthy of credibility.” Stephen Joel Barrett, born in 1933, also co-founded the NCAHF – National Council Against Health Fraud, which, again, is a front group that attacks natural medicine, such as Chiropractic, Homeopathic (3), Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, and even Hair Analysis, all that have proven track records and now scientific PROOF of safety and efficacy, unlike most allopathic chemical prescriptions or chemotherapies. Everything Barrett writes he claims is in the realms of “consumer protection” and “medical ethics” and calling out “scientific skepticism,” but his true intentions have all been revealed already, by his own mission statement:
In a lawsuit in Canada Barrett admitted to the following: (1)
“The sole purpose of the activities of Barrett & Baratz are to discredit and cause damage and harm to health care practitioners, businesses that make alternative health therapies or products available, and advocates of non-allopathic therapies and health freedom.”
Barrett want to CAUSE DAMAGE AND HARM to health care practitioners who heal people with natural products and natural therapies. Barrett even wants to “cause damage and harm” to businesses that simply make alternative health therapies “available. That means if you own or run a business that sells natural products or uses them to heal their patients, you and your business are in danger, according to the mission statement posted by this 1957 graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also knows law, from his time at La Salle Extension University in Chicago, which makes him believe he is untouchable when he hawks and harasses natural healers and their legal livelihood. Per the Bolen Report, he practiced with his medical license until 1993 and he now rides out his years in Chapel Hill, NC. (5)
Barrett is an “advisor” and “fellow” at propaganda organizations ACSH and CSI, two major fronts for the biotech industry and their toxic GMO
ACSH, American Council on Science and Health, was founded with funding from the junk food and tobacco industries, so don’t let the dime-store name fool you for one second. Before launching ACSH, Elizabeth Whelan wrote books promoting chemicals and additives in food, and the book jacket cover to “Panic in the Pantry” said, “Eat your additives, they’re good for you.” By the early 1980s, ACSH’s donors included Dow, Monsanto, Mobil Foundation, Chevron and Bethlehem Steel. In 1984, ACSH helped Georgia-Pacific, a leading formaldehyde maker, get a court ruling overturned that would have banned formaldehyde insulation. Much like the AMA, the American Medical Association, ACSH hires known criminals to “run the show.” The current executive director and acting president of ACSH, Dr. Gilbert Ross, had his license to practice medicine revoked in 1995 for personal misconduct and was sentenced to three-plus years in prison and was ordered to pay restitution for scheming and defrauding New York’s Medicaid program. This is where Barrett serves as an “advisor” currently, where the “junk science” council reigns on, and where the original founder, Elizabeth Whelan, the “Junk Food Queen,” is an infamous legend–for her defense of companies that make products with low or no nutritional value at all, and that contain known carcinogens.
ACSH takes the position that calling conventionally processed foods “junk science” promotes unnecessary fear among the population that too many ingredients in foods are implicated as cancer-causing agents, although one in every three Americans will get cancer in their lifetime and half will not survive it. Still, Barrett and his cohorts at ACSH try to discredit any concerns about the food industry and food products that have been proven toxic by the very science they claim to be protecting from health enthusiasts. Another known hack and repeat offender writes for ACSH, a man by the name of Jon Entine, who’s been fired from Forbes.com because his reputation as a shill precedes him.
CSI is even worse. The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry has one mission, and that is, through multi-media, to convince all Americans that there is no danger whatsoever in consuming GMOs, genetically modified organisms in food, which means people should never be worried about eating synthetic, chemical pesticides and toxic herbicides, whether they are contained in the plants genes. This is where Barrett serves as a fellow. He’s also a peer review panelist for a couple medical journals. Per his website, followers can find about 2,000 propaganda articles he’s created over the years, and lists of colleges and medical schools where he guest speaks and spreads his “mission” to cause harm to and destroy all natural and holistic medicine, the healers, their businesses, and any history of success.
FDA still trying to bury natural cures with fraudster writers like Barrett
The FDA gave Barrett’s “Quackwatch” and award in May of 2003 for destroying nutrition information and healing and those who promote it. Barrett ironically himself was listed as a skeptic in Skeptical Inquirer Magazine. He was also profiled in Time Magazine back in 2001, the Magazine that promotes GMO propaganda, along with National Geographic, (10) the latter of which proclaims that anyone who doesn’t believe in the safety of chemicals like mercury in vaccines and toxic pesticide chemicals in food also still believes the world is flat and that America never landed a man on the moon.
The magazine Spiked-online included Barrett in a survey of 134 persons they termed “key thinkers in science, technology and medicine.” When he was asked: “What inspired you to take up science?” he replied that his appreciation of medical science:
probably began when I took a college course in medical statistics, and learned what makes the difference between scientific thought and poor reasoning. Medical school brought me in touch with the rapid and amazing strides being made in the understanding and treatment of disease. My anti-quackery activities have intensified my interest and concern in distinguishing science from pseudoscience, quackery and fraud.
“Science-based” pseudo-science writer Stephen Barrett calls anything nutritional “quackery” or “health fraud”
“Quackwatch” was dissolved because it was based on lies and purported myths. In its effort to discredit all nutrition as a form of health, healing and disease prevention, Barrett painted himself into a corner and was completely discredited as a science professional, along with his hoaxy site and “non-profit” front called “Quackwatch.” Turns out Barrett is the quack himself, and a shill for the biotech and chemical-agriculture-industry (GMOs), just like the hack Jon Entine and the Monsanto shill and self-proclaimed “public scientist” Mr. Kevin Folta, who, for now, still practices experiments and and writes propaganda verbatum, as requested by Monsanto, at the University of Florida, per the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/us/food-industry-enlisted-academics-in-gmo-lobbying-war-emails-show.html?_r=1
More on chemical-industry hack Kevin Folta: http://www.truthwiki.org/dr-kevin-folta-university-of-florida/
Proof on violent offender (domestic) and shill journalist Jon Entine: http://www.truthwiki.org/jon_entine/
NETWORK OF CORRUPTION
The following is a laundry list of shills and propaganda fronts well-known by the inner-network of corruption. These are known quacks, paid science shills, medical fraud artists and other propaganda-spreading organizations pushing GMO and/or toxic vaccines:
Poul Thorsen: http://www.truthwiki.org/poul-thorsen-psychiatrist/
Paul Offit: http://www.truthwiki.org/paul-offit/
Jon Entine: http://www.truthwiki.org/jon_entine/
Center for Food Safety: http://www.truthwiki.org/center-food-safety-cfs/
Council for Biotechnology Information:
Karmanos Cancer Center:
David Gorski a.k.a. “Orac:”
Susan G. Komen Foundation:
American Cancer Society:
The CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
CDC network of corruption exposed in full here: http://anticorruptionsociety.com/2015/03/02/cdc-who-and-big-pharma-a-network-of-corruption/
The AMA: American Medical Association:
The Washington Post:
Jimmy Wales, ex-porn-dealer (Bomis) and founder of the fake online dictionary, Wikipedia:
Barrett’s QUACKERY EXPOSED as he persistently attacks natural healers and will not ever mention dangers of allapthic chemical medicine
Barrett’s main platform for GMO propaganda is Quackwatch, where he has become the center of controversy and criticism for attacking alternative medicine and the practitioners. The Washington Post, one of the biggest GMO-promoting newspapers today, gave Barrett some coverage once and Barrett unethically published doctor’s names.
Barrett completely denounces legitimacy of homeopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture
Barret relies on negative research for his reporting on alternative medicine, ignoring positive case studies that are evidence-based. He wants allopathy to end ALL alternative therapy research and make it illegal, claiming none of it has any “plausible mechanism of action.” Barrett reports his own website to be a useful source for consumer information and he cites and namedrops his own Lancet article frequently for presumed status.
MD Stephen Barrett attempts to cover up known causes of autism with propaganda articles via AMA support
In 1985, Barrett wrote “Commercial hair analysis. Science or scam?” to purposely destroy a profession and analysis method that is PROVEN legitimate today in every way. The Health Ranger Mike Adams runs an ICP MS lab much the same as the labs and scientists that do hair analysis for heavy metal toxins and mass mineral deficiencies. The JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association, published Barret’s piece as if it were scientific proof that there was no science behind hair analysis, and it was NEVER retracted. It ended up that he concluded that “commercial use of hair analysis in this manner is unscientific, economically wasteful, and probably illegal.”
Dr. Stephen Barrett is completely biased and unworthy of credibility; however, his report has been continually cited in many articles, including one which concluded that this kind of testing was “unreliable.” It is now being exposed that heavy metal toxins, namely mercury, DO CAUSE AUTISM, as CDC head scientist and whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, told the world just two years ago. http://www.truthwiki.org/dr-william-thompson/. The AMA still doesn’t want anyone to know that hair analysis works. Hair analysis could aid doctors in determining proper nutritional treatments for children affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including those affected by the more specific Asperger’s syndrome, which is just autism with lesser symptoms and limitations.
MDs and science quacks calling natural healers “quacks” – a popular, profitable and unethical business practice in U.S. since before WWII
The word quack first applied to dentists who used mercury fillings for their patients (and most still do), but the term was used later in popular writings to mislabel natural healers and even naturopathic physicians. Today, the word quack applies to Western medicine and allopathic physicians. In 2016, there are approximately 850,000 physicians with an active license to practice medicine in the United States, yet only 7% hold a D.O. (doctor of osteopathic medicine), the rest mainly address symptoms of what GMO and toxic allopathic medicine cause. Natural medicine dates back millennia. Much of natural medicine has been proven by science.
Allopathic medicine demands that scientists cook up synthetic medicine in a lab and mix it with various genetically modified DNA, bacteria, and viruses in order to make sure the immune system is functioning. This is not science, as Barrett would defend. Barrett refuses to even engage the subject of science-based medicine statistics or lab work because that’s outside of his realm or “scope” of conversation. That’s because chemotherapy, on average, only yields a 2.3% average for success, and vaccine violence causes more harm than good, and GMO means chemical pesticides are inserted into the DNA of plants and animals that become human food.
Dr. Stephen Barrett rides the pseudo-science bandwagon – just another paid shill and internet “quack” troll
A lie conjured up 100 years ago, the stigmatizing “quack” label belongs on the office door of one Stephen Barrett. His articles are riddled with quackery, and take blind pop shots at anything natural that serves to heal Americans, or that naturally builds immunity, or that naturally cleans lymph fluid, or that naturally detoxifies the body of chemicals and heavy metal toxins. Western medicine itself has become “pseudo-science” by falsifying data, manipulating variables and results to their favor during tests, and denying independent studies that refute their results. Barrett rides this pseudo-science bandwagon (12) and cites falsified research that should have been retracted long ago.
His science background at prestigious colleges and universities does NOT give him the license to “character assassinate” (defame) anyone and everyone that practices alternative medicine. At some point it becomes a Rico (mafia-like) case–there’s just too long of a track record of offenses to ignore anymore, and the verdict is an easy one to make–guilty. He should be held liable, but he’s not, yet.
Still, in today’s highly deregulated and unregulated food and medicine industries, Stephen Barrett is just another rogue shill getting paid to push biotech and pharma propaganda. His “quackbusting” is quite the profitable industry, just investigate his cohort Jon Entine. Barret is a crook. A repeat offender too. In one California Court case a former cohort of Barrett’s and Board Member of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), Mr.William Jarvis (PhD), testified under oath that Stephen Barrett (and a partner-in-crime) conspired to use the NCAHF, without Board permission, as a Plaintiff in more than three dozen cases, where both men testified as “expert witnesses,” and collected fees for it. The NCAHF Board was never consulted.
Western Medicine’s “double blind study” – most popular argument used by shills
“If it hasn’t been “double-blind studied” it’s worthless, in other words, according to Barrett. What organic food companies are doing double-blind scientific research to find out if clean food heals ailments or prevents disease, in other words? Everything, according to Barrett, must fall under the umbrella of a world scientific consensus that somehow already exists about vaccines, pesticides, and prescription medications.
A completely fabricated and fictional “World Scientific Consensus” about GMO has been perpetuated over recent years in mainstream media outlets and is proclaimed as “science” and “science-based” and “evidence-based” by the very manufactures, distributors and sellers of genetically modified organisms in agriculture in the United States of America. Most Americans are “in the dark” concerning the real scientific community discussion regarding this thirty-year-old experiment called “transgenics.” The current “think tanks” between rogue industry scientists, hack journalists and pro-GMO “reporters” are nothing more than propaganda mixed with delusions of grandeur. Plus, a “double-blind study” is JUST ONE TYPE of at least 45 different scientific studies utilized, and approved for use within the scientific community. “Double-blind” is and was designed for, and is usually restricted to, pharma corporations testing new dangerous drugs so they can make bogus safety claims about their own truly untested products.
According to records, Barrett never became “Board Certified” as a medical doctor, or for the psychiatric profession, but rather accepted “part time” positions throughout his “career” as a psychiatrist, from which he brags he “retired.” This is what shills do–they inflate their credentials and call themselves “experts” at any subject they engage with their “professional” articles and at guest-speaking events. By 1993, Barrett’s part-time career was terminated at the State Mental Hospital in Pennsylvania, where he only had nine patients over his last five years, and couldn’t afford malpractice insurance the state required. After that, Barrett cooked up his “quackbusting” website, that later was reviewed by three California judges (in a published appeals court decision) and declared “biased, and unworthy of credibility.” Barrett was also named in a racketeering (RICO) case in Federal Court in Colorado. In Ontario, Barrett was sued for nefarious activities and for interfering with civil rights of numerous Americans, in his efforts to silence his own critics, for example, by increasing his victim’s costs. (2)
Who Funds Barrett’s Propaganda and Defamation Lawsuits?
At one point, Barrett was carrying on 14 separate legal actions at one time. How can a writer who claims to make less than $60k a year afford all of that? On average, the types of cases Barrett was fighting could have easily run over $1 million in legal fees, or even upwards of $1.5 million. The whole NCAHF and quack-buster operation is under close scrutiny by the American Court system. The whole narrative has been completely discredited, but how many people really know–that is the problem. They still claim that alternative medicine must PROVE their products work, or it’s “health fraud,” yet ZERO pharmaceutical medications or any vaccinations or flu shots have ever been proven to work, and there is NO scientific proof available, and that is even disclosed on the drug inserts the doctors are supposed to review with each and every patient, but don’t. Just listen to the commercials on television and the side effects and you know. So who funds Mr. Barrett? Biotech and Pharma – they both like his style of propaganda and attack dog tactics regarding alternative medicine. (7)
Barrett has the gall to testify in courts so alternative health companies will GIVE him money to get off their backs. His script comes down from the top and is solely intended to waste big money for any natural treatment doctors or organizations that are doing well. And so … the war against natural medicine wages on by the crooks, and there will always be false, fraudulent and defamatory information spread about real cures and natural disease prevention, via organic food, herbs and even indigenous remedies. Barrett’s personal vendetta against natural medicine no doubt stems from his failures as a doctor, his science background, and his own ill-health.
Healthcare Fraud Specialist, Stephen “Quack” Barrett
Barrett himself has filed defamation lawsuits against at least 40 people across the USA in the past five years and has not won a single one of them at trial. Also, because Barrett failed the medical board exam required for practicing psychiatry, by claiming he was or is now a “retired” doctor of this nature is complete fraud and misrepresentation for the purpose of spreading propaganda (9) for income. The use of the “MD” after his name is misleading. He has NEVER performed scientific research, NOR has he ever written one SCIENTIFIC PAPER, but still he will try to discredit Nobel Prize winning scientists and Naturopathic Physicians who DID pass their boards and ARE licensed professionals who do actual research about the treatments they use and recommend. Barrett is simply a con-artist who wishes he was an expert at science and medicine. His “profession” began long ago when the AMA first created their own propaganda department called the “Committee on Quackery,” exclusively created with the sole purpose of attacking and discrediting anything that is not allopathic.
Barrett has conceded his ties to the AMA, the FTC and the FDA, in court
Barrett has proven ties to the drug companies and is a paid puppet of the pharmaceutical and Biotech cartel. (11) He attempts to illegally prosecute those who legitimately heal people with non-chemical based therapies. He is engaged in massive fraud. He is not an expert at anything. He is not lawyer, a scientist or a board-certified psychiatrist. He is not an expert on GMO (13) or vaccines. He is not a nutritionist. He’s a paid sponsor of the regulatory agencies that have riddled American food with genetically modified organisms and dangerous heavy metal toxins. Barrett is only an expert at taking people to court (8) for being innocent and trying to make a difference in people’s health. The “Quackwatch” quackbuster operation is one big conspiracy, along with GMOAnswers, NCAHF – National Council Against Health Fraud, and ACSH. (6)
It’s all part of one big monopoly run by Monsanto and a handful of other biotech firms, and by the top money-making pharma companies that have created revolving doors at the regulatory agencies in order to support their own private investments in healthcare fraud.
Consumers Beware: Five components of the Quackbuster Propaganda Network
Consumer Health Digest is a newsletter sent out weekly to thousands of subscribers, mostly lower and middle level employees of county, state, and federal health administration and enforcement agencies, and of course employees of health insurance companies. The “newsletter” tells employees to watch out for “bad people” (meaning anyone who doesn’t bow down to allopathy). The “Health Fraud Discussion Group” is encouraged to ask quackbuster “experts” (liars) questions they may have about alternative medicine, so it can all be shot down proper, by fraudsters like Barrett, Entine and Folta. Then they have the “Skeptics Discussion Group” – which is just more propaganda, and the “James Randi Discussion Group,” run by a fifth-rate magician, much like CSI, the committee on skeptical inquiry. Then there’s SSR.com for destroying natural health initiatives. These should all be investigated thoroughly by regulating authorities, (14) if there are any legitimate ones left in America. Wikipedia is all part of the pharma and GMO cartel of miseducation and falsified research published as the “online encyclopedia.”