Journalist who was a paid advocate against Ernst has died

In an update to this story: Who’s the shill, now? Homeopaths accused of paying journalist to smear critic Ernst, from July 2012, there was a surprising update.

Claus Fritzsche, a journalists who was paid by a consortium of pharmaceutical companies in Germany to run a set of web sites that denigrated UK academic Professor Edzard Ernst then linked them together in order to raise their Google ranking, has reportedly committed suicide.

More here.

He had a history of bad behavior including vandalizing Wikipedia. It was likely he had some sort of mental illness.


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  2 comments for “Journalist who was a paid advocate against Ernst has died

  1. Bo Gardiner
    February 28, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    I think the link for his death is missing.

    • February 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

      All the stuff is in German. I have not found it.

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