That's a very old method of trying destroying the message that the Romans did
it centuries ago. If the messenger bore bad news - they killed the messenger.
That is also very typical today and is akin to the political morass that we are
getting in this election year - by all sides.
If you don't like the message, criticize the message - not the messenger.
By the way, Barrett is not a "de-licensed" physician. That
too is an old wives' tale. When he quit his practice he let the license
lapse - just didn't renew it.