I was watching Only Yesterday The Carpenters Story last night on BBC4. It was the interview that Richard had done telling The Carpenters Story and I get the feeling that he was hiding something.
I don't know why, but it just felt like he was more bothered about being famous that the health of his sister and I could say that goes for their parents as well. He did blame the doctors but as many have said that at that time not much was know about Bulimia, but as it was documented she was happy just playing the drums and singing and not been at the front of stage so that could have had something to do with it as well.
Richard didn't mentioned the press at any time about Karen getting abused by the media expect when she released a few tracks off her solo album which was then dropped by the record company but that was about it because it sounded to disco for her voice.