By Anne Dachel
This from Don Imus's radio program this morning:
IMUS: Interview with guest Brit Hume, Foxnews
IMUS: Let's talk about John McCain. He's talked about something that I've talked about for years now. The link between thimerosal, a mercury preservative in vaccinations, and autism. There's a body of evidence saying there is a link and a body of evidence suggesting they can't find a link. Anyway, McCain said, I believe down in Texas some place, that he felt there was a link. Have you heard anything about that?
BRIT HUME: I don't know anything about that issue, I'm embarrassed to say.
IMUS: Well, that's fine. The vaccine court, trying to get to the bottom of this, also ruled in favor of a family, whose child developed autism, and, suggested in some configuration, there is a link. People call those devastated parents with autistic kids, mercury moms, and they just rail against them. So, I wouldn't be surprised if he hears about that.
BRIT HUME: I wouldn't either.
IMUS: Then you'll find out about it.
BRIT HUME: Yeah. I'll be forced to get up to speed on that issue, which I am manifestly not.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor of Age of Autism.