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For Keith Olbermann

By Kim Stagliano

Last night, Keith Olbermann pronounced Dr. Andrew Wakefield, "The worst person in the world."  There is a full PR campaign running against Dr. Wakefield and anyone else who speaks out against the safety and efficacy of vaccinations. I doubt Mr. Olbermann had spent more than a moment on the vaccine topic prior to last night. He got a press release, or a whisper in his ear. This is for you Keith.

Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.

Comments

dave

Olbermann is the devil.

ter

Olbermann made a retraction on Feb. 12th, 2009. It figures that the source of the distortions are not from him, but from one of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers, the same owner of Fox "news" who's moderators lie daily that they are "fair and balanced". As the Social Psychologist, Chris Aable, noted 10 years ago, "No person is perfectly "fair and balanced" much less an entire news organization, because we all have our biases to some degree".

Thanks to Olbermann, Brian Deer received the bronze "Worst Person in the World" dishonors...

"The bronze to Brian Deer.

He wrote the Times of London report that Dr. Andrew Wakefield had allegedly altered key research linking the Measles, Mumps and Rubella triple-vaccine to autism in children, which earned Dr. Wakefield a spot on this list yesterday.

The Times of London did not bother to mention that the British investigation into whether or not Wakefield did that was the result of a complaint by... Brian Deer.

The guy who wrote the article about the investigation never mentioned he was the complainant who precipitated the investigation.

The truth about the doctor's research may be in doubt here, but not Deer's vast conflict of interest nor the Times of London's journalistic malfeasance.

The paper is owned by Rupert Murdoch, and it's my bad for forgetting his new motto: "We have never been a company that tolerates facts."

Autism Grandma

Totally Uninformed, Uneducated, so called "news reporters" who hang dirty laundry out WITHOUT CHECKING FIRST TO SEE IF IT'S CLEAN, should be hung out to dry themselves:

"I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry

Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry

Kick em when they're up
Kick em when they're down...
Kick em all around

We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
Comes on at five
She can tell you bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye
It's interesting when people die-
Give us dirty laundry

Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a
Running bet
Get the widow on the set!
We need dirty laundry

You don't really need to FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON
You don't really want to KNOW JUST HOW FAR IT'S GONE
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry

Kick em when they're up
Kick em when they're down...
Kick em when they're stiff
Kick em all around

Dirty little secrets
Dirty little LIES
We got our dirty little fingers in everybodys pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry

We can do the innuendo
We can dance and sing
When it's said and done we haven't told you a thing
We all know that CRAP is king
Give us DIRTY laundry!"

chantal Sicile-Kira

Perfect response, Kim!

Chantal

ObjectiveAutismDad

New post by David Kirby on HuffPo indicating that Olbermann is planning a retraction for this evening:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/keith-olbermann-todays-be_b_166103.html

Thanks to all those who wrote letters as they seem to have had an effect!

Terri Lewis

Kecia,

Thanks for repeating that email address here. I sent an email to Olbermann, too.

Randy

From another Henley tune (The Heart Of The Matter) - "...the more I know, the less I understand"....

Kecia

Oops...it appears that Dan has listed the email address in his piece on Keith above. countdown@msnbc.com

Kecia

Anyone know how to send comments to Mr. Olbermann? I looked on MSNBC's site but couldn't find a link. I have a few choice words for him...delivered in the nicest way possible, of course.

Terri Lewis

For everyone who still knows nothing about autism--there's a chance for redemption.

Hey, Keith, if you get another whisper pointing you here--you could turn away from the Dark Side. I don't think you know you're there, yet.

But since you love doing Worst Person in the World, why not check out Tom Insel? Or Paul Offit?

There are some people who just really, really need their actions exposed to the light of day. You could be a big help!

Terri Lewis


Terri Lewis

Deb in IL

I'm still fuming this morning. They will put this up on the MSNBC website under "Worst Persons" either today or tomorrow.

Keith seems like an upstanding guy, so if enough evidence is brought to his attention, perhaps he'll address this again, with a correction, noting the Times Online is the Worst "Person".

One can hope.

Jack

So, where can I send this? Do we have email lists for those invovled in Olbermann's show:

Dr. Mr. Olbermann,

Over the past couple of years I have become of big fan of your program and have grown both to respect and be highly entertained by you. Therefore, I was quite shocked to find you had labeled Dr. Andrew Wakefield as your “Worst Person in the World” last night. Shocked not only because it related to an issue I am passionate about, but also because I couldn’t believe you could have gotten an issue like this so wrong.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield is nothing short of a hero. The intestinal problems of children with autism are well documented and I can speak to them from personal experience. When so many doctors ignored this fact, preferring in general not to deal with our sick children, Dr. Wakefield sought to find out why and to find out what this might have to do with the manifestation of their autism. The answer was troubling. So troubling in fact that the powers that be have preferred to ignore it altogether or to attack and destroy the man that proposed it. The result of this is hundreds of thousands of children that have continued to suffer in PAIN due to these intestinal disorders over the past decade. Yet, because of his continued pursuit of the truth, some, like my own children, have been healed. The life my children can now lead is owed in large part to the courageous efforts of Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

The attempt of the GMC in Britain to destroy him for uncovering an unpleasant fact is shockingly similarly to the Bush administration’s punishment of those that would speak out against it. This is what makes me so incredulous about your proclamation last night. You were Bob Novak to Wakefield’s Valerie Plame. You of all people should be ashamed for this. I hope you’ve done more research and put more thought into the other stories and reports I’ve trusted over the past year.

Sincerely,

Jack Russell

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