Spencer -- step in right direction but I still don't trust him (and his suggestion to lie to doctors, calling Ellie "multi-personality", love of self-talk...)
People were concerned what that chap pulls off in the interview. Someone wrote: "Spencer is a 1st class idiot masquerading as this honest analyst looking at 2 sides."
I don't trust Spencer and have no respect for him. His show with Elly was a step in the right direction but he's got a loooooooooong way to go and I don't think his SA drivels will help him.
He babbled a lot -- similar to his SA Arena Diarrhea. He's psychologically complex as evidenced by his behaviors including:
how many people do you know who will keep writing long emails after you tell them to bug off, that you're not reading their email and you have nothing to discuss with them -- and then publish lies about you and remove your response (point of view) so he can have the only word on the subject (this and related matters are still an open case in progress) -- I guess the long emails he wrote which you said you were not reading was not meant for you but for his drivel publication as adjunct to his lies. He seems to like to talk to himself! This is something people have commented about on Y. Let's not go there...
His two bits of analysis of psychology of Ellie and doctors were weird. He referred to Ellie being "multi personality" a few times, and projected doctors to be egotists who wouldn't take being asked for Belviq too well. In my opinion such projections may just reflect how he is: fragmented personalities and egotist. The latter totally showed in his email communications with me. A complex fellow to say the least who's found a source of income by blogging about Arena using controversial and sometimes extremely damaging titles.
I and several others were concerned what he'll do to Ellie after his new friend Adam Feuerstein "Adumb" trashed her.
I have questioned how many shares he holds to be calling himself a long as no long in their right mind would behave like that. Maybe before the interview and with the recent drop he's bought 5 more shares ? :-)
I'm a bit concerned about this deal he's going with Ellie's money -- he repeated several time about Ellie's donation box (which was an idea initiated by me which she implemented). He might use this to trash Arena for cost. He already talked about it being expensive. But the idiot failed to compare it with other drugs which will show B is not really expensive (and no mention of the coupons).
Ok, I'm happy to see him trying to kiss up -- I am concerned about when the knife will come. Every basher does that, including Nobody ;-)
He had to work hard to tame his negativity. In the beginning he said Ellie has not seen results. False. She has. Very concrete results.
He also suggested that the patients lie to doctors. Bad idea. Just goes along with the lies he's published and says more about him. Many patients have reported they told their doctors about B and none that I know said the doctor was upset or his ego was hurt. Thank God Spencer is not the doctor.
Good quotes from Ellie and others came through in the interview so overall it was positive. She did a great job. We've talked a lot offline. She's a big supporter of B -- I've told Arena & Eisai about her -- she'd be perfect for a TV spot.