Quackbuster Bobbie Baratz is Hiding Under the Bed...
December 29, 2001
Opinion by consumer advocate Tim Bolen
When it was time to testify in front of the Senate committee on anti-aging a few months ago, Mrs. Baratz's little boy Bobbie rose to his full 4' 9" stature, and pranced and preened his way into the hearing room proclaiming his new appointment as "President and Executive Director of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF)." He literally had "diarrhea of the mouth" proclaiming his expertise in all things health-wise. THEN, he had a lot to say...
But that was THEN, this is now...
Now, Bobbie is hiding under the bed. It's "deposition" time in California. And, famed California civil litigator Carlos Negrete is beckoning. The NCAHF representative has some things to explain - under oath. And apparently, Bobbie doesn't want to do it. He wants to send somebody else. It's no surprise to me, considering his performance under deposition cross-examination in Florida.
Looks to me like Bobbie, again, has intestinal problems - as in "intestinal fortitude."
The NCAHF, as you may recall, is involved in a few legal actions they can't get out of in California. I'd guess Bobbie may be having second thoughts, right about now, about pushing Stephen Barrett aside as the quackbuster front man.
It's five moves to "checkmate" for the quackbusters. They are exactly where they didn't EVER want to be. The end is nigh.
The quackbusters can't avoid deposition. No judge will allow them to escape. Coming soon - on videotape.