Bob Fiddaman’s Misogynist and Racist attack on UK Doctor

Warning: this piece quotes abusive language

The mother of a young man who tragically died from neuroleptic malignant syndrome, in her distress at his inquest, unwisely but perhaps understandably called the prescribing doctor an ‘animal’. The doctor is female, and appears to be of South Asian ethnicity.

Experienced journalist and Blogger Bob Fiddaman responded as follows:

 

Today, Mr Fiddaman published a Blog piece on the inquest into the young man’s death, which I criticised in a comment, and I included a criticism about his tweet as ‘misogynist’:

https://fiddaman.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/prescribing-death.html?m=1#.Wt8Oz9QbODK

In a tweet, soon after, I suggested it was also ‘arguably racist’. I believe this is reasonable, given the immediately preceeding unwise ‘animal’ tweet. [Added 14.15 UK time: I misunderstood Bob Fiddaman as having a close connection to MIA: he doesn’t. Apologies to them, I am catching up after a 3 yr ‘sabbatical’ from mental health issues]

At the time of publishing this piece, Mr Fiddaman appeared to have conceded ‘misogynist’, but not ‘arguably racist’: [Added 14.15 UK time: I misunderstood Bob Fiddaman as having a close connection to MIA: he doesn’t. Apologies to them, I am catching up after a 3 yr ‘sabbatical’ from mental health issues]

(27th April, Mr Fiddaman still refused to delete & apologise. Title changed from ‘arguably racist’ to ‘racist’)

21st September: Mr Fiddaman has again made it clear that he will not delete and apologise for the offending Tweet.

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About Dr Neil MacFarlane MRCPsych

Independent Psychiatrist providing culturally informed mental health opinion, advice, and a few new facts. Based near London, UK. Main qualifications: BA MBBS MA MRCPsych.

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