Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Very Nice Round-Up

For all the re-hashing bouncing around the blogosphere, I think the best primary reporting and analysis of the whole Flea affair is by Eric Turkowitz in this set of posts:
  1. Medical Malpractice Trial Starting for Med-Blogger
  2. Dr. Flea Settles Malpractice Suit After Blog Exposed in Court
  3. Deconstructing the Trial of Flea - Part 1
  4. Deconstructing the Trial of Flea - Part 2
  5. Flea, the Boston Globe and Morality in Journalism and Blogging


At Wed Jun 06, 04:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That author has been cyber-stalking Flea for some time. To me, his obsession with Flea is unsavory. There have been any number of lawyers crawling through healthcare blogs since he's been posting so extensively. It is voyeuristic, more than elucidating, IMHO.

At Wed Jun 06, 05:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's voyeuristic about it? The information is out there on the Internet for all to see, no?

Mr. Turkewitz's commentary actually has been rather restrained, compared to what you might stereotypically expect based on stereotypical biases and attitudes about lawyers. He's not insulting, he's not piling on... he's analyzing and even doing some reporting on his own to interject some facts into all the supposition. He also suggested that bloggers remove their references to Flea's name so this doesn't haunt the poor guy on Google for the rest of his career. Hardly something he would do if he genuinely were a cyber-stalker.

My perception is that the lawyers haven't been blogging any more nor less about this case than the medical bloggers have. But I guess it's OK if the medical bloggers all are talking about it?

If y'all would just *shut it,* maybe the storm and fury would subside and the law blogs would have nothing further to talk about. Ya think?

At Wed Jun 06, 05:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cyberstalking? You're another moron with a keyboard. The Flea went and found Turkewitz (who was posting about med mal witness prep), then posted about Turkewitz' blog, attacking him. Before you start making wild accusations, have a clue what you're talking about.

At Thu Jun 07, 04:01:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Deb said...

The whole thing with Flea was very distressing on numerous levels.


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