(Natural News) As you may have seen, Dr. Joseph Mercola is all over the news these days for allegedly spreading “disinformation” about how people can keep themselves healthy with things like vitamin D and zinc. Well, now he is fighting back.
In a legal notice to The New York Times, Dr. Mercola warned the fake news giant to stop publishing lies about him or else he is planning to sue the propaganda outlet for defamation.
One of the lies the Times is spreading about Dr. Mercola falsely accuses him of lying about a peer-reviewed study on the benefits of vitamin D in treating the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).
“You indicated that you could not validate that Dr. Mercola published a peer reviewed study on Vitamin D in the severity of COVID-19,” wrote Robert J. Borrello, Esq. in the letter to the Times.
“Dr. Mercola provided the direct link in response to you (attached), and any journalist or fact checker would simply find the study by searching ‘Mercola’ in PubMed.”
Another lie that the Times is spreading about Dr. Mercola alleges that he was fined “millions” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“This is completely fabricated,” Borrello points out. “Dr. Mercola has never been fined by the FDA.”
Addressed to Sheera Frenkel, the Times‘ “technology reporter,” the letter calls on the Times to immediately issue a retraction for the false article, as well as preserve all communications and documents that related to Dr. Mercola.
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Author: Ethan Huff
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