Managing Editor's Note: At the end of this piece is the email blast sent out today by Wyeth funded "Every Child By Two", the vaccine promotion group that uses actress Amanda Peet. You can read about them HERE.
By J.B. Handley
Yeah, yeah. Whatever.
I really didn't want to watch it. But there it was -- the Today Show's piece on Paul Offit's book as covered by NBC's pharma-whore in residence, Nancy Snyderman, up on the Today Show website (HERE). So, I watched.
I was wincing, waiting for the blood to start flowing and the anger to start stirring as I had to look at Offit's narcissistic mug one more time, telling the world how he's actually a saint.
And then it hit me, and I started to smile. This guy is on tape. He's on national TV. So’s his pal, Nancy Snyderman. They're both on tape, and the tape's not going anywhere.
It brought me back to that glorious taped footage that always makes me giggle of tobacco CEOs in Congress, right hands up in the air, promising to tell the whole truth. A moment later, they go down the line and one by one state that cigarettes do not cause lung cancer. That tape will always be there, too.
And, check out this piece showing many quotes from cigarette Executives HERE
It's really an amazing video. I particularly like the clip of the Philip Morris head of R&D who talks about how applesauce can be harmful at too high a level, very similar to Paul Offit's line about too much water…
Anyway, back to the Today Show piece. Bernadine Healy did a great job. Matt Lauer clearly did not believe Nancy Snyderman. And, both Offit and Snyderman left some all-time great quotes for mankind to consider down the road:
"I have a vested interest in making sure that nothing hurts children."
"It's time for everyone to redirect the questions towards finding the cause of autism. It is not, however, vaccinations."
We've all seen this movie before, folks. We all know how it's going to end. We don't know when, but we know how. In time, justice will play its role, as it always, always does.
The next time you see or hear one of these outlandish statements from one of the Vaccine industry's defenders, just smile.
Payback, after all, is a bitch.
J.B. Handley is co-founder of Generation Rescue and a contributor to Age of Autism.
Click down to see Dr. Bernadine Healy former head of NIH discuss vaccination safety testing on CBS last year.
Also, this email was sent out today by Wyeth funded "Every Child By Two":
Today Show Dispels Vaccine Myth
In a segment that aired on NBC's Today Show this morning, Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman tackled the "controversy" surrounding the safety of vaccines. The piece featured Dr. Paul Offit, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Director of CHOP's Vaccine Education Center and author of several books including Autism's False Prophets. The piece set the record straight and concluded with Dr. Snyderman explaining to the viewers that this issue is not a controversy - vaccines do not cause autism.
We at Every Child By Two encourage you to watch the segment by following the link below:
We also encourage you to read Dr. Offit's book, Autism's False Prophets, in which he explores mistaken theories of the causes of autism as well as false approaches to cures, such as facilitated communication and secretin injections. Clicking on the image of the book to your left will take you to amazon.com where you can purchase it. Dr. Offit is donating all royalties from the sale of this book to autism research.
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This CBS interview with Dr. Bernadine Healy, former head of the National Institutes of Health -- raises fundamental questions about the safety of vaccines in a vulnerable subset of children, and whether those vaccines might trigger autism. "The question has not been answered," she tells Sharyl Attkisson.