Rod Liddle is a journalist who has written a number of stories on controversies surrounding research into ME/CFS and a number of opinion pieces relating to disability in general.
Articles[edit | edit source]
- Jan 2012 - The Sun - ‘Pretend disabled’ really ARE sick. My New Year’s resolution for 2012 was to become disabled.
- Jul 2017 - The Spectator - The ME lobby is just a symptom of our stupidity about mental illness. The poisonous emails, the threats, the rage – it’s all rooted in our crude attitude to psychiatric suffering
- Mar 2019 - The Sunday Times - Always fatigued — yet they never tire of claiming their malady really is a virus
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
Press complaints[edit | edit source]
Invest in ME Research, a British charity, complained to the Press Complaints Commission about a number of articles by Rod Liddle on the grounds of lack of accuracy, opportunity to reply and harassment, stating "Journalists must not engage in intimidation, harassment or persistent pursuit" and pointing out discrimination and prejudice within articles by Rod Liddle and others.
In a landmark ruling the UK's Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) upheld a complaint that an article by Rod Liddle on The Sun newspaper breached the standards for discrimination and privacy in "belittling" and "mocking" a disabled woman because of her gender identity and disability (sight loss).
Criticism[edit | edit source]
Rod Liddle has been the subject of a number of articles criticizing his views. Journalist Frances Ryan has criticized Rod Liddle for "vilifying disabled people". Liddle has also been criticized for his "track record on hate" including comments about people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
In 2018, Eline Jeanne published the article Rod Liddle's Track Record of Hate, highlighting a series of discriminatory and offensive comments published by Rod Liddle attacking a variety of different minority groups.
Online presence[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Rod Liddle's Track Record of Hate
References[edit | edit source]
- Liddle, Rod (Jan 2012). "The pretend disabled really ARE sick". Fibromyalgia Association UK. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Liddle, Rod (Jul 31, 2011). "'Shoot the medical messenger – see if that'll cure you', Rod Liddle in The Sunday Times, 31 July 2011". ME Association. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Liddle, Rod (Nov 2015). "The ME lobby is just a symptom of our stupidity about mental illness | The Spectator". web.archive.org. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Liddle, Rod (Mar 2019). "Always fatigued — yet they never tire of claiming their malady really is a virus | Comment | The Sunday Times". web.archive.org. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Fibromyalgia Action UK (Jan 26, 2012). "Rod Liddle attacks invisible illness in the Sun newspaper". www.fmauk.org. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Greenslade, Roy (May 28, 2015). "The Sun censured by Ipso for Rod Liddle's discriminatory column". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Ryan, Frances (Mar 19, 2019). "Rod Liddle vilifies disabled people. I'm tired of the hate. We all should be | Frances Ryan". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.
- Jeanne, Eline (Nov 8, 2018). "Rod Liddle's Track Record of Hate". www.media-diversity.org. Retrieved Mar 21, 2019.