Ulster TV will be screening their third news report about M.E. in a month – at 10.30pm tonight (March 7).
This item was held back. Horace Reid writes: “Botheration. Two ships collided in Belfast Lough, and sank our story off the schedule. That's the nature of the media creature. Mustn't complain. Fingers crossed for another night.”
It is expected to feature last week's huge Belfast conference where New York physician Dr Derek Enlander was the main speaker. Watch out for an offer of two scholarships to Northern Ireland doctors willing to travel to New York to undertake specialist M.E. training under the tutelage of Dr Enlander.
A senior Northern Ireland politician may also be interviewed on the programme.
Horace Reid, who has been active into the formation of the new ME Alliance for Northern Ireland (MEANI), commented:
“This unprecedented blitz of positive publicity was triggered by one phone call to UTV from Jacqueline McGorrian, mother of a severely-affected 12-year-old boy.
“Jacqueline in turn was fired up by Rod Liddle's remarks on BBC Radio Ulster that ME is “a newly-invented disease that makes you feel a bit peaky.”
“Ladies and gentlemen put your hands together, and give that nice Mr. Liddle a round of applause.”