UPDATE: Keith did the right thing last night in response to the outcry, putting Brian Deer on his Worst Person in the World list for both bringing the complaint against Wakefield and writing about it in the London Times. And he noted, as we did, that King of Bias Rupert Murdoch owns The Times.
By Dan Olmsted
Yesterday morning I warned that things could go against us big-time in the next few months -- see Steel Thyself. So Keith Olbermann of MSNBC calling Andy Wakefield "The Worst Person in the World" last night didn't exactly shock me. In this case, you have to laugh (a little) because the first and second runners-up for Worst Person of the World were Olbermann's Permanent Nemesis Bill O'Reilly and someone else from, as Olbermann puts it, "Fix News." That's Fox, of course. Owner: Rupert Murdoch. And where is Olbermann getting his information about Wakefield? From the Times of London. Owner: Rupert Murdoch. C'mon Keith, show a little consistency here, will ya?
Meanwhile, check out this superb look at current issues in the vaccine-autism debate written by Andy, with our own Mark Blaxill as a co-author (HERE.)
And be sure to visit the Child Health Safety blog post: Sunday Times Made Up Wakefield MMR Data Fixing Allegation.
You can email Keith Olbermann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.