On November 18, USA Today published two articles smearing
cancer pioneer Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, whose nontoxic gene-targeted cancer
therapy called antineoplastons has been shown to cure some of the most
“incurable” forms of brain cancer. The two articles, “Doctor Accused of Selling
False Hope to Families” and “Experts Dismiss Doctor’s Cancer Claims,” were
riddled with inaccuracies and promoted outrageous far-fetched speculations.
Dr. Burzynski and his attorney asked the paper to rescind or
amend their article. They refused. Dr. Burzynski then asked for an opportunity
to rebut the USA Today via a short
op-ed or opinion piece. USA Today agreed;
Dr. Burzynski submitted an approximately 450-word rebuttal that cited hard data
about Dr. Burzynski’s treatments—but USA
Today claimed that, due to the letter’s length, they were unable to print
it in its entirety, and sent back an edited version that was stripped of any
specific facts and statistics. Dr. Burzynski then submitted a much shorter
letter that still included hard facts, but USA
Today again refused to publish, this time claiming that they “fact-checked”
all of their letters to the editor, and “couldn’t verify” Dr. Burzynski’s
Please write to USA Today immediately and ask them to allow
the target of their smear campaign to rebut their article with the hard facts
about his treatment.
Please personalize your message, if you have the time!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]