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DAVID KIRBY ON ABC AND CENSORSHIP

PEDIATRICIANS DEMAND CENSORSHIP FROM ABC

CensorManaging Editor's Note: Last week we told you about a program from ABC called, "Eli Stone" in which the character questions pharmaceutical companies and vaccine safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics has sent a letter to ABC demanding that they censor this program. We got a copy of the letter (see below in red) and are sharing it you, our readers.  JB Handley, Co-founder of Generation Rescue and the driving force behind Age of Autism since it's inception as Rescue Post last Spring, puts his unique voice into the story below.   

I believe that pediatricians are hearing from more and more parents that there is an unease, a mistrust regarding vaccination safety.  Instead of allaying our fears via true studies on the safety of dozens of vaccines for infants and toddlers, the American Academy of Pediatricians wants to censor a TV program to shut down the story.

I also want to point out the I have had several wonderful pediatricians over the years - all of whom were genuinely interested in the health of my three girls. And I know more parents than I can count who have "medical vaccine exemption" written in their kids' charts by their doctor.  Individually they respect a parent's wishes. Here's the story.

By J.B. Handley

American Academy of Pediatrics, we’ve had it with you. Generation Rescue, an international autism organization, is officially declaring war on you for inexplicable complacency, complicity, and bureaucratic arrogance.

Most parents and autism organizations are extremely frustrated with the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC. They have been the target of attack ads, parent protests, and an entire website chronicling their misdeeds. Yet, at least with the CDC, we all see the conflict clearly: their #1 job, their raison d’être, is to administer vaccines.

With the AAP, the crime against our kids is actually more insidious, and in many ways more morally reprehensible. You are the people who are supposed to have our kid’s backs. And you don’t, not remotely.

Pouring salt in a growing wound is an absurd letter the AAP has written to the ABC television network protesting an upcoming TV show which they will be releasing to the press tomorrow, a complete copy of which you can read down below.

The letter, which I encourage you to forward to as many people and reporters as possible, takes the wildly predictable path of trying to guilt ABC into pulling a fictional TV show that lends credibility to the autism-vaccine link. The AAP writes:

“ABC will bear responsibility for the needless suffering and potential deaths of children from parents' decisions not to immunize based on the content of the episode.”

The letter also has two glaring factual errors (also known as “lies”):

1. AAP writes:

“If ABC persists in airing the show, the AAP urges the network to include a disclaimer emphasizing: No mercury is used as a preservative in routinely offered childhood vaccines.”

As we all know, the flu shot is a mandated vaccine on the CDC's 2008 vaccine schedule
and the majority (about 80%) of our flu shot supply contains mercury.

2. AAP writes:

“No scientific link exists between vaccines and autism.”

As many of us know, there is a growing, compelling body of published evidence  linking vaccines and autism.

Conveniently, the AAP just ignores these published studies because they do not fit the goal of the AAP of protecting from liability its dues-paying constituency: pediatricians who administer vaccines.

In the last 20 years, the AAP has stood by as the CDC has expanded the vaccine schedule for our kids from 10 vaccines to 36 before the age of 5 years old, and in that time the rates of autism have grown 6,000%.

A couple of years ago, Generation Rescue rented a booth at the AAP’s national convention. We were overwhelmed by the number of dues-paying pediatricians who came to our booth, listened to our stories of recovered children, and quietly agreed with our position on vaccines and autism. It’s like an underground railroad of pediatricians exists within the AAP who are wary of the vaccine load on our children and seek to find quiet ways to try and protect as many children as they can within their own practice by spacing out shots, educating parents, and being vigilant with higher-risk children.

Meanwhile, the AAP has become the vaccine-maker’s best friend, spending their member’s dues to lobby states to PREVENT thimerosal bans and wasting their time with ridiculous letters like the one below to try and prevent a television network from airing a TV show.

AAP, the gloves are officially off. It’s time you got your fair share of parent protests, national attack ads, and perhaps an inflatable rat or two outside your Illinois headquarters.

If you’d like to let AAP know what a poor job they are doing protecting our kids, you can let them have it here:

AAP Main Number: 847.434.4000

AAP President:

Renee R. Jenkins
rjenkins@aap.org
847.434.4000

AAP Employee Circulating the ABC News letter:

Heather M. Fitzpatrick
Manager, Practice Management
847.434.4784

hfitzpatrick@aap.org

And, to thank ABC Television for airing the TV Show Eli Stone (and to explain that the AAP letter is inaccurate):

ABC
Media Relations for "Eli Stone":
Carissa Gilmore

(email to follow upon confirmation)
818.560.7472

Aime Wolfe
Aime.Wolfe@abc.com
818.460.7421

Here’s a complete copy of the letter the AAP will be releasing to the press tomorrow. I encourage you to send this to any reporters you know and point out the clear factual errors in the letter:

January 25, 2008

Anne Sweeney
President, Disney-ABC Television Group
47 W. 66th St.
New York, NY 10023-6290
Dear Ms. Sweeney:

According to The New York Times, ABC plans to run an episode of "Eli Stone" in which the title character successfully argues in court that a vaccine caused a child's autism. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an organization of 60,000 pediatricians, is alarmed that this program could lead to a tragic decline in immunization rates. The AAP calls on ABC to cancel the episode.

Many people trust the health information presented on fictional television shows, which influences their decisions about health care. In the United Kingdom, erroneous reports linking the measles vaccine to autism prompted a decline in vaccination and the worst outbreak of measles in two decades, including the deaths of several children.

ABC will bear responsibility for the needless suffering and potential deaths of children from parents' decisions not to immunize based on the content of the episode. If ABC persists in airing the show, the AAP urges the network to include a disclaimer emphasizing: No mercury is used as a preservative in routinely offered childhood vaccines.

No scientific link exists between vaccines and autism. Vaccines are the single-most powerful, cost-effective public health intervention ever developed. A network as influential as ABC must consider its responsibility not to promulgate messages that undermine the years of efforts by the AAP and public health community to persuade parents to vaccinate and protect their children. The consequences of a decline in immunization rates could be devastating to the health of our nation's children.

Sincerely,

Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP
President

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Nick

"Autism is merely a personality trait and probably has many causes."

This is a huge assertion and not reasonable in my opinion. Autism is not merely a personality trait unless you want to use the term personality trait to simply describe any stereotypical behaviors or "thought" process manifestation patterns. If it is merely a personality trait then Alzheimer, Schizophrenia, and all psychosis, and insanity are merely personality traits. Are you saying we should view Fragile X as merely causing an Autism that is merely a personality trait? In reality if you change a personality trait you change the whole personality. Without he genetic defect those without Fragile X would have different peronalities. The personality may be similar, but would not be the same. 12 - 1 is not 12. I try to avoid sarcasm, and am not attempting it here. But, saying what I have in this way seems totally necessary to make the point. Even if I conceded the point at some level I see a huge difference in moderate and severe Autism "personalities". Those without moderate or severe Autism can say of themselves; "I am fearful", not just feel afraid. They can say of themselves; "I don't like to talk to strangers", rather than just not speaking to strangers. The list could go on, though lesser affected individuals may have the ability to conceptualize and convey their self considerations, but this difference between those who can and cannot is “merely “huge.

“Personality traits" as you couch them, might appear in some ways the same in expression for those who have Autism and those who don’t, but I think your viewpoint misses the distinction in the introspective abilities to assess their own and other personalities by people who don’t have, or do not have stronger Autism, and those who do. I don’t think this matter cannot be talked about thoughtfully with any use of the word "merely" regarding their personality traits and what underlies them.

I don't understand why the lack of involvement of the idea that the "subconscious" must emanate and be produced by some neuronal activity. While the idea that conscious thought can be incredibly disrupted by brain damage/chemicals/genetic alterations/disease is accepted there is almost no thought given to the "fact" that the "subconscious" could and would be altered by the same mechanisms as in disease or many other factors besides psychological processes. Yet, the subconscious is discussed as though it is immutable in function and not as a biologically dependant manifestation.

If certain biological conditions can bring about personality changes then saying something is a "personality trait" should leave open consideration to the reality that a particular personality trait can be influenced or mediated by what may be a noxious organic element. A rabid dog has an anti-social personality trait; the same non-rabid dog may not. Lobotomize someone and ponder if the changes in that person should be classified as merely a personality trait change. If a lobotomy can remove psychotic symptoms how can psychosis be mainly, if at all, a personality trait? I know a person who was in a car crash and sustained brain damage and they have a markedly different personality that arose in their recovery. It had nothing to do with a new appreciation for life from an epiphany due to not being killed, but it affected their memory, response ability, elements of awareness, and ongoing disposition.

When Autism is displayed in someone with symptoms that truly describe Autism no one would merely say, or think, "They have an unusual personality". Whether you call Autism a personality trait or not, the defining question to this difference in our views seems to be: Is Autism caused by an additional factor or factors that are different than those that were not normally common in man's environment until modern times such as manmade chemicals, some medicines and vaccines and their adjuvant, and human activities raising levels of exposure to things that produce Autism in people.? If it is being caused or significantly increased by these environmentally related things then chalking it up as merely a personality trait is like calling a stroke merely a blocked blood vessel. I think Autism is being brought about mainly by noxious activities and exposures either to the parents, or a grandparent{s}, to the child, or some or all of them.

"Handicapped children of traditional societies are less likely to display autistic traits because most people in such societies have better intuitive, social skills."
Does this mean you believe Autistic traits are partly caused by the lack of intuition and social skills of their caregivers and close community, maybe even by mothers who cannot or do not exhibit sufficient levels of maternal care and attention towards their child?

Nick

"How common is non-conformity among the Amish and Mennonites?"

It depends on how you look at them. In one way they are very non-conforming as they don't live as those around them. In another way, within their community, they are very conforming to the same standards.

Berthajane Vandegrift

"I am still waiting for someone to explain the paucity of autism in unvaccinated populations. Perhaps ABC may want to investigate the Amish, Mennonites, Peoples Health Clinic in Chicago all of whom have virtually non existent autism rates and do not vaccinate their children."

How common is non-conformity among the Amish and Mennonites? Autism is merely a personality trait and probably has many causes. Handicaped children of traditional societies are less likely to display autistic trats because most people in such societies have better intuitive, social skills.

A Few Impertinent Questions about Autism, Freudianism and Materialism

http://30145.myauthorsite.com/

william murray

It is impossible to read responses from the medical community's higher-ups to any mercury-related story that do not fiercely attempt to fuse the cause of removing mercury from vaccines with the prescribed effect of rampant epidemic and death. It is a morally-bankrupt type of pandering that preys on public fear and intellectual inadequacy.

Sharp admen have employed similar ruses ad infinitum when pitching products with the complicity of the knowing expert, the revered sports hero, the endearing TV character, the beautiful Hollywood type, etc. The bottom line is always the bottom line--money, of course.

AAP's Dr. Jenkins did not attain her position without the support of the wealthy, the powerful and surely influential. Despite their furiously self-righteous protestations, corruption along the way is incorporated into the assent of nearly all heads of business, government and yes, medical entities.

That 's not cynicism, that's realism.

Anyone who entertains the fantasy that the cream rises to the top and the best and brightest win over all, should review the choices we've had in the past 30 years to elect to the presidency of the world's largest and most powerful superpower.

Medical "experts" like the good doctor Jenkins, are entrusted to protect the bottom line. Period.

Lisa

JB - the AAP opened a serious can of worms. This has the chance to do more for vaccine injured children because of their response. It will hopefully cause the "non-affected" folks to pause and read about it. Maybe even become a little more educated for themselves.

That is a good thing. Perhaps more will doubt the AAP for not having the best interest in children no matter what they write. It will be another interesting week.

Gary D. Gray M.D.

ABC thanks for your steadfastness. My child had elevated levels of mercury, this was proven using a porphyrin test. After removal of mercury his porphyrin levels normalized and he had dramatic improvements in social reciprocity, language, and behavior. Regardless of how the mercury was introduced into him it is a neurotoxin any way you slice it. Removing it made him better. At all costs further introduction of mercury must be stopped. The argument trying to prove this as the cause of his autism is moot. Thimerosal contains ethyl mercury, ethyl mercury crosses the blood brain barrier and is toxic to every biologic system it has ever been studied in. At one nanomolar concentrations ethyl mercury inhibits phagocytosis

In regards to the measles vaccine the highly criticized work of Andrew Wakefield, M.D. has been confirmed in the past year. Measles virus has been isolated from the GI tract of children with autism. This virus was shown to be identical to the virus used in measles vaccine via PCR. Additionally I suggest you speak to Dr Jeff Bradstreet. Measles virus was isolated from his sons CSF. See the attached papers on thimerosal and the eloquent paper by Dr. Wakefield. I am still waiting for someone to explain the paucity of autism in unvaccinated populations. Perhaps ABC may want to investigate the Amish, Mennonites, Peoples Health Clinic in Chicago all of whom have virtually non existent autism rates and do not vaccinate their children. The sheer number of parents who report regressive autism following vaccinations warrants intensive investigation into this matter. Epidemiologic studies are simply not enough. Autism is multifactorial but a priori exclusion of vaccines as a contributing factor is arrogant and ignorant.

Gary D. Gray, M.D.

A@T

JB-You have the full support of me and my family. I'm so pissed I can't see straight! I will be sending e-mails to both ABC and AAP as well as our local newspapers. Consider me a grunt in your army-you issue the orders and I'll do what I can. What are we dealing with here? Poisoning children, vile censorship, gross incompetence, what next? I am starting to think they are deliberately causing this epidemic, to what ends I can't fathom but how fricking incompetent can you get? I just can't believe the rank and file of AAP support this letter.

T. HOPKINS

I AM 66 YRS OLD..IN MY DAY WE GOT THE CHILDHOOD DISEASES, SUFFERED, DEVELOPED OUR IMMUNITIES AND CARRIED ON...NOW THE "CURE" IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE, AND CONSEQUENTLY DESTROYS LIVES.
IN POPULATIONS WHERE THE "CURE" IS NOT ADMINISTERED,(AMISH, MENNONITE) ,THEY HAVE NO AUTISM.
WE NOW SEE THE DRUG COMPANIES AND THEIR GOVERNMENTAL LACKEYS FORCING PARENTS TO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN VACCINATED UNDER THREAT OF IMPRISONMENT. WOULD IT NOT BE BETTER TO ESTABLISH A MORATORIUM ON VACCINATIONS (POSSIBLY IN A TEST POPULATION) AND WATCH THE DATA??
WE HEAR THE VESTED INTERESTS SUGGEST THAT GENETIC ANOMALIES IN THE PARENTS MAY BE THE CAUSE..WE KNOW THAT THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE OF THE TIME LINE INVOLVED IN THE CATASTROPHIC INCREASE OF THE SYNDROME.A LEAP OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD TAKE HUNDREDS OF YEARS TO DEVELOPE.
THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK FINANCIALLY AND LEGALLY (GOVERNMENT, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES, DOCTORS)ARGUE THAT WE WOULD HAVE MASSIVE , DISATROUS CONSEQUENCES IF WE HALTED THE VACCINATION PROGRAM, OR EVEN ALTERED ITS ADMINISTRATION...THE OLD "WE ARE LOOKING OUT FOR YOU" MANTRA. WHAT THEY ARE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT IS ANOTHER THALIDOMYDE LIKE DISASTER THAT WOULD RUIN THEM.
THEY REMIND ME OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CREDO ABOUT SEAT BELTS..."THEY SAVE LIVES", ACTUALLY THEY ARE INTENDED TO RAISE REVENUE THROUGH FINES, AND ENABLE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO INCREASE FEES ON THOSE WHO ARE CONVICTED. DOUBT IT???.....WHY ARE THERE NO SEAT BELTS IN SCHOOL BUSSES???? WE HAVE OUR MOST PRECIOUS CARGO IN THESE VEHICLES, YET THEY HAVE NO SEAT BELTS. THE ANSWER IS THAT THEY CANNOT DERIVE REVENUE EASILY FROM CHILDREN WHO DONT "BUCKLE UP".
FINALLY, BEWARE OF THESE VESTED INTERESTS, I AM CONVINCED THAT THEY ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE REAL SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM IS.
T.H.

GrammaKnows

Well, well, well....I do believe the AAP has openly and willfully stepped right into a public position that makes RICO applicable! Any attorneys out there feel like opening a case under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1961-1968?

"Courts look more favorably upon RICO claims based upon true criminal behavior, such as bribery, kickbacks, extortion, obstruction of justice, and clearly criminal schemes that are advanced by the use of the mails and wires."
http://www.ricoact.com/ricoact/index.asp

Richard

Perhaps the CDC,AAP,Pharma and the others who do not show by their actions that they care about the safety of infants already know more than they let on.
If the vaccination rates went down and the rates of SIDS,Autism,and many other serious childhood illnesses dropped significantly they would be in a world of hurt.
Perhaps they panic and have nightmares of this happening,that is why they act so goofy about a 40 minute fictional TV show.

Trish

I think the AAP has just come up with an idea for ABC's newest show: "Desparate Doctors"!!!! Hell, we've been watching the story line unfold for several years now. I think it's time to format it!!!

Thank God there are some really good Doctors out there who are able to think for themselves. My daughters had to do a little shopping around and some interviewing, but they found Peds who really care about their children, and have an open mind about vaccines!

JB.... well put!!!!

Teresa Binstock

Although the CDC, FDA, AMA, and AAP would have us accept that vaccinations are safe for infants and toddlers, substantial evidence indicates that some infants and toddlers have adverse reactions. Vaccinology has become an orthodoxy whose high priests proclaim they do no harm. For the CDC and AAP, diluting adverse-effects data became an Orwellian form of "honesty". http://tinyurl.com/2rsgqg Ironically, as medicationists' trade organizations protest a TV show, the peer-reviewed Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is publishing findings wherein earlier DPT vaccinations are more strongly associated with the development of asthma. http://tinyurl.com/yqvncm Vaccinologists nowadays proceed as if their Word is Holy; however, that state of ideation is delusional, pathological, and dangerous. Western civilization's vaccination programs need thorough re-thinking.

Stagmom

In 1989 PEDIATRICS issued a statement that the AAP is AGAINST censorship (in an article about lyrics in rock music.) I guess it's different when it's YOUR pocketbook, eh, AAP?

"Rock music has undergone dramatic changes since its introduction 30 years ago and is an issue of vital interest and concern for parents and pediatricians.

Rock music lyrics have become increasingly explicit during the last two decades—particularly with reference to sex and drugs. Some lyrics communicate potentially harmful health messages. These lyrics are of special concern in today's environment, which poses unprecedented threats to the health and well-being of adolescents, including pregnancy, drug use, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (and other sexually transmitted diseases), accidents, and suicide.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly opposes censorship. According to the Federal Communications Commission, the public owns the airways, which are leased back to radio and television stations that are obligated to produce programming in the public's best interest. Good taste and self-regulation by consumers, media, and the music industry would be appropriate and effective solutions."

What a difference twenty years makes!

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/83/2/314

Hilary

Well, Dr Renee R Jenkins,

You are a liar.

You say:

****Vaccines are the single-most powerful, cost-effective public health intervention ever developed****

This is the biggest load of male bovine excrement anyone could read, and you know it.

The three single-most powerful, cost-effective public health interventions ever, which eliminated neonatal tetanus in all developed countries before you even had an anti-toxin for "treatment" ~ which could kill people through reactions to the horse serum were:

1) SOAP AND WATER, something your people in hospitals still don't understand, which is why Clostridium difficile is such a major spreader. Your staff think alcohol smearing will do the trick.

2) Sewage systems, which was nothing to do with you lot, since that would be far too expensive, and far too much effort. You would have had to take your feet off your desk. The public health engineers got off their buts while you lot swanned around promoting snake oil remedies.

I mean, look at the Senate Record (Consumer Saftey Act of 1972) S 3419 April 20, 21, and May 3,4 1972, page 435 for 32 useless vaccines, which are no longer on the market, which your predecessors, who you represent, sold at huge profits for decades!!! Read the horrified comments of senators, as the duplicity of FDA and DBS was exposed for all to see.

The only reason the young of this generation don't get to see this, is because you don't tell them.

The only reason the young of this generation don't understand that vaccines are right at the bottom of the list of really meaningful interventions, is that they are run off their feet with their children living in hospitals with chronic illnesses, or they are having to cope with disorders which it could be argued are caused by you lot in the first place.

3) Get this. REally simple. Ask UNICEF, who have stated that the best vaccine possible in Africa would be a clean glass of water.

You, Dr Jenkins, should be imprisonned in a small corner of Africa, with no clean water, no sewage, and left to your own devices. Oh sure, we'll let you have all your vaccines.

FAT LOT OF GOOD THAT WILL DO YOU!!

You are just so remote from reality you have absolutely no idea, do you.

It's about time you stopped taking bucket loads of bribe money from pharma stooges and looked at children of the world and asked some really basic questions as to what it really takes to have a healthy child.

Why don't you ask ABC to remove all advertisements off their TV stations for junk food, alcohol, etc... all the things you know are a threat to children? There is so much you could do, so why is it, that we only hear from or about you, when the money in your till is threatened.

It's the attitudes you espouse which are a plague on the good health of the nation.

You should be ashamed, but whether you have even an ounce of understanding about that, is a moot point.


Sandy Gottstein

The AAP is known to have clear conflicts of interest with the vaccine manufacturers. For instance, as I wrote in one of my early Scandals columns* "....private letters were obtained documenting significant contributions made by vaccine manufacturers to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This issue of conflict of interest between the AAP and vaccine manufacturers would probably still be unknown were it not for a lawsuit." You can see the letters at http://www.vaccinationnews.com/Scandals/Feb2002/VaxToAAP.htm

And what has thus far been revealed is probably the tip of the iceberg.

It is time for us to acknowledge and accept that neither the AAP nor the vaccine manufacturers have our best interests at heart. They are protecting their interests, however they define them. But their interests and our interest are not the same.

They do not love us, they do not love our children. It is our job to protect our children, our families and ourselves.

*"There are no secrets that time does not reveal - Jean Racine -
What time and the legal system are beginning to reveal about what vaccine manufacturers and the CDC know - http://www.vaccinationnews.com/Scandals/March_22_02/Scandal9.htm

Deborah

When it comes to the AAP, you aren't even scratching the surface. Look at this:
http://www.aap.org/donate/fcfhonorroll.htm

and this: http://www.aap.org/donate/fundopp.HTM
"2008 Partnership Opportunities

There are a growing number of opportunities to include industry partners in activities that support the AAP mission. Contributions to support education and research increase your company's visibility and presence within the pediatric community. For additional information, please contact Corporate and Foundation Relations at 847/434-7948."

and this: http://www.aap.org/donate/fcfcorpopp.htm
"Throughout its history, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has partnered with corporations and foundations at the local and national level to support our mission to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Through our partnerships, each year a myriad of projects and activities are funded that help to achieve our shared goal to advance the quality of care for children. Contributions to support education, research and other essential programs allow corporations and foundations to visibly demonstrate their commitment to child health and build mutually beneficial relationships with the AAP.

We hope that our industry friends will continue to appreciate the value in our accomplishments and help us to remain a strong voice for children."

As the letter quoted above demonstrates, the AAP is not a strong voice for children, it is a strong voice for pharmaceutical company interests...over the interests of children.

Nobrainer

"Meanwhile, the AAP has become the vaccine-maker’s best friend, spending their member’s dues to lobby states to PREVENT thimerosal bans and wasting their time with ridiculous letters like the one below to try and prevent a television network from airing a TV show."

In becoming the vaccine-makers' friend, the AAP is actually becoming the vaccine-makers' and their own personal enemy. There will come a time fairly soon when the common man will begin to question these petty tactics at the subjugation of a minority - when it will cease to be a minority by virtue of the number of people in extended families that it will impact - that people will stop vaccinating and ultimately stop going to mainstream medicine. Word of mouth is a very powerful thing and evil gets its just rewards, and you will find that if they continue this way, they will ultimately shoot themselves in the foot and will certainly dig their own grave. Have no fear, this will happen if this continues like this.

Sophya Lauren

I do believe there wouldn't be such a huge outcry if there was not belief that parents ARE getting the message. And they are. Vaccines are dangerous. Whether they are laced with thimerisol, arsenic, aluminum, lead or some other "toxin du jour", live virus in huge dosages over a 5 year period insult an immature immune system far beyond repair. Vaccine ads are designed to scare parents. Scare them into what? Causing SIDS, asthma, ADHD, autism or any other diagnosable neurodevelopmental disorder? I'd rather my child get rotovirus than be neurologically impaired for the rest of his life. Vomiting for 24 hours certainly beats a life of irrepairable neurological damage.

JB....continue on. We're all behind you. And our crowd is growing, unfortunately, with another follower every 20 minutes, as each new case of autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed. ROCK ON!

Christine Heeren

Great post JB. I totally agree with everything you wrote.

ABC has a history of ruining great shows by moving them around or taking them off the air for months at a time (Lost, Once and Again, Sports Night, Men in Trees, Alias, etc.). They can kill this show if they want- just put it against American Idol.

Criminal Act

"In the last 20 years, the AAP has stood by as the CDC has expanded the vaccine schedule for our kids from 10 vaccines to 36 before the age of 5 years old, and in that time the rates of autism have grown 6,000%."


What is it that you call someone who is in knowledge of a crime and sees it happening but fails to take action on or about it? Isn't it something that a court of law can send you to jail for? What is it called exactly, complicit in crime?

Kelli Ann Davis

To the AAP:

When the “King of Ruckus” declares he’s taking off his gloves and declaring war….well, let’s just put it this way: “You’re in deep doo-doo.”

To JB:
Two words – YOU ROCK!

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