I’ve mentioned the excellent Ben Goldacre before, and I’m pleased to say that his column, blog and tweets continue to be well worth reading. But in a shocking development, it appears that one of his favourite people made the mistake of referring to his book as “lies”. Now that’s what’s actually called libel, and Ben would be quite entitled to take the person in question to court.
Ben’s a thoroughly nice guy, though – he’s said that he’d settle for a retraction through the same medium that the allegation was made. No sign of it so far, though.
Full details, names named and all that from the man himself: