Australia's ABC broadcast two episodes of their Catalyst program late last year, in which Dr Maryanne Demasi presented the counter argument to mainstream advice on saturated fat and cholesterol medication.
Not surprisingly, the authorities and experts didn't like it. Apparently it was biased and misleading and "people would die" as a result of watching it.
An ABC internal review has now found that the program breached editorial standards on impartiality and the videos have been taken down from the website.
I can attest to the Catalyst episodes being a big deal here. I didn't know they were being aired until I started getting phone calls from family saying things like "turn on the ABC, there's some people agreeing with you about fat".
Of course I didn't think the show was biased, but maybe that's because the Heart Foundation, food companies and authorities have it had it their own way for decades. They've had a free run of things, with little to no opposition. When someone pops their head up to question their 'facts' and 'thorough research', they get it chopped off.
Sad, but predictable, and I certainly hope it isn't the end of rational debate on this incredibly important topic.
You may still be able to view the episodes on YouTube or otherwise. While they aren't flawless in their presentation, they did wake a few people up and have them questioning why they were taking pills "just because".
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