The 68-minute first episode of the 11-part video documentary series “The Quest for Cures…Continues” features several deceptive ploys commonly used by promoters of so-called alternative cancer treatments in order to recruit patients. These promoters are well organized to undermine trust in the expertise of oncologists (and modern medicine, in general) while portraying “alternative” cancer treatment as superior and unfairly dismissed by “the medical establishment.”
In Part 1 of my critique, I provided background about the documentary and its host Ty Bollinger. In this part, I introduce the commentators Bollinger interviews to pitch the ploys, list ten types of ploys, discuss the first three ploys, and describe the background and activities of some of the commentators. I’ll continue my discussion of the remaining ploys and of the commentators in an upcoming critique [Part 3] for Swift.