Earlier today (8th January 2020) we noticed a Tweet from Cancer Research UK’s Senior Media Relations Officer in Scotland, Lisa Adams (@lisaadamswrites), in which she shared a Tweet about the Race for Life from CRUK In Scotland, adding the comment, “So proud to be part of this.” (see below)
In her Twitter profile, Adams states, ‘Media with honesty…..’ (see below)
Given the long campaign of dishonesty, cover up, and hypocrisy CRUK have waged to erase Jim Cowan, the Race for Life’s creator, from its history, we thought this statement should be challenged.
If Adams profile claim were true (ie ‘honest) then surely she would want to know more (if she didn’t already). Conversely, if it was just a hollow statement based not in fact but in PR and spin, her reaction would tell all.
We therefore replied to her Tweet; “Your profile states, ‘media with honesty…’ Will you be applying some of that honesty and recognising the man who created @raceforlife or do you support @CR_UK lies for the last 25 years, covering up of fraud, etc. Honesty: words or deeds?” (see below)
We didn’t have to wait long to find out. Within minutes we received a Twitter alert telling us that Adams had hidden our reply, meaning no one else would see it. It appears that “media with honesty” is a hollow claim without foundation.
The thing about honesty is that it is not selective. You are either honest or you are not. You can’t make a claim, ‘media with honesty’ and then pick and choose what you want to be honest about.
Of course, and sadly, the response did not surprise us. The culture and policy at Cancer Research UK when it comes to Jim Cowan is one of erasing him from the event’s history, covering up the fraud, and sharing numerous falsehoods about the event’s origins. The culture and policy at Cancer Research UK is dishonesty and hypocrisy.
And, we should remind ourselves, if they are not honest about this matter on which we are well versed and despite the evidence; what else are they deceiving us about? Can we trust them on anything?
Honesty can only be measured by deeds, words alone are just that, words. Hollow words at that.
In the Race 4 Truth, Cancer Research UK are lagging behind.