Life Care Planning and Autism
Advisory Council of Childhood Vaccines to the Department of Health and Human Services

Guess Who's Coming To America? Brian Deer To Speak in Wisconsin. Wakefield Press Conference First.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield suit headshotBy Ed Arranga Brian deer

Brian Deer – a liar, fraud, and former reporter for The Sunday Times of London – is coming to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse October 4 and 5 to lecture you about Dr. Andrew Wakefield and the MMR vaccine. On Oct. 4 Deer’s lecture is An Elaborate Fraud: The MMR Vaccine & Autism,” and then on Oct. 5, Stiletto Journalism: Busting the Vaccine Scare.”

Deer’s talks at La Crosse are a continuation of the misinformation campaign to destroy Wakefield and to deny his Lancet case series (here) that was published in 1998. Wakefield found bowel disease in children with autism spectrum disorder and raised questions about the safety of the MMR. (Click here for an overview of the misinformation campaign.)

In 2003 autism rates were exploding. Parents were blaming the MMR. It was time for industry and its cronies to get ugly. Deer was told by his Times editor to find “something big” on the MMR. Deer’s series of stories in 2004 were just what the powers that be needed: Protect the guilty, sacrifice the science, and kill the messenger. Dr. Wakefield and Professor John Walker-Smith were the messengers who lost their licenses to practice medicine when the General Medical Council (GMC, the governing board of doctors in the UK) – eager to quash any further scientific inquiries and shield pharma – circled their wagons. 

The Deer-inspired, GMC-trumped-up charges and findings were so rotten and perverted that when the case finally got before a real judge, in a real court – the High Court of London –  Justice Mitting overturned the findings, criticized the panel's “inadequate and superficial reasoning," and admonished the GMC by stating, "It would be a misfortune if this were to happen again."

By the time Judge Mitting blasted the GMC and Parliament began investigating and arresting Murdoch reporters, Deer had already written another series of articles (hereherehere), falsely accusing Dr. Wakefield of having committed fraud. Published in the BMJ in January 2011, the articles follow the same twisted pattern of deceit Deer learned while working in the criminally-corrupt Murdoch newspaper culture: Lie, lie, and lie some more.

Deer’s BMJ series created the intended frenzy. Finally an answer… well, not really an answer, but any questions about the autism epidemic could now be sidetracked by mainstream media into a “Blame Wakefield” mantra.  Complacent and compliant, mainstream media was free to continue their mission as a casual observer, watching as they did in 2008 as America’s economy melted down, and for the last decade watching as America’s healthcare system melts down. 

The idea is not just to destroy Wakefield; the idea is to have Wakefield serve as the example to anyone who would question the safety of vaccines. GlaxoSmithKline, which manufactures vaccines for use in the US, is a British multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in London. Vaccines are a liability-proof, government-mandated, growth product, which generated in excess of $5 billion dollars for GSK in 2011. The cozy relationship between Murdoch and GSK came to an end when GSK board member James Murdoch resigned in May, as evermore Murdoch-sponsored criminal activities came to light. The last thing a sleazy company like GSK with its $3 billion dollar settlement for fraud wants is more folks looking into their business practices.     

It Only Takes One Crack

Some who’ve had the misfortune of meeting Deer describe him as reptilian and repulsive. Others would describe him in less flattering terms. Setting the sleaze factor aside, Deer’s legacy of slander and libel signify a far grimier, foul and filthy place than most of us would care to venture. Deer is the invention, the dark underbelly, the hideous caricature of those who deny an MMR-autism connection in order to protect themselves. He assuages the conscience of those without one, and scrubs clean the crime scene. Vicious and small, Deer’s pious position is untenable and in short order he will be hunted to ground and brought to justice.

Soon the full truth will be uncovered, revealing Deer for what he is. In January Dr. Wakefield filed a defamation lawsuit against Deer, the BMJ, and Fiona Godlee, its editor. Currently under review by the 3rd Circuit Court in Texas, the question before proceeding to trial is: Does Texas have jurisdiction? We are extremely confident the appeals court will rule in Dr. Wakefield’s favor within the next few months.

Quick to anger (as only the guilty are), Deer is easily flustered, delusional, and fancies himself a dandy in a Dickensian sort of sense. With the grace of a sloth and his own worst enemy, Deer is the wannabe bon vivant whose future claim to fame will be as a case history at Harvard Law School about how not to act in front of a jury. In court his testimony will doom the BMJ and himself, and open the floodgates of suppressed corruption.     


Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Press Conference: 1 pm Thursday, October 4, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Exact location to be provided.

Brian Deer’s presentation schedule, location, and abstracts: click here.  

Join us if you can –  or for more information or to volunteer, please email [email protected].

In a few weeks we will have a complete update and analysis on the lawsuit.


Pope Bandar bin Turtle

"Oh gosh, Guys, I can't breath, I am laughing so hard.
At least you have not lost your sense of humor."

Me, too! (Probably not for the same reason, however.)


@ Benedetta

We all need a good laugh at times, even at the expense of Brian Deer.

Elizabeth Gillespie


@ Deer caught in the headlights again

With Brian Deer being accompanied by Brain Lawrence, Rebecca Fisher and not forgetting Gorski, Deer will never be lonely wherever he goes.

Elizabeth Gillespie


Oh gosh, Guys, I can't breath, I am laughing so hard.
At least you have not lost your sense of humor.

Deer caught in the headlights again.

"Perhaps Brian Deer should bring Brian Lawrence along for moral support!"

@Aussie Mum

Good idea! What about Brian's ardent but never-seen-by-anyone supporter, Becky Fisher? I hear she'll be in Wisconsin at the same time Brian Deer is there! ;-)

Raymond Gallup

Any parent that is at Brian Deer lecture in Wisconsin should record it on video and then send a copy off to If recording devices are prevented, parents should adjust accordingly to get it taped somehow, since I'm sure Brian Deer will say something that lawyers for Andy could use.

Jenny Allan

I see this lecture is to be held in the Department of English, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, presumably as part of the English Studies, headlined in the lecture 'flyer'.

Other recent faculty posts/blogs include the following subjects (on the left side of the flyer):-

"Undergraduate Publishing Opportunity - Outrageous Fortune"
"2012 La Crosse Storytelling Festival"
"Enthymeme as Diagrammatic: A Confucian Reading of Aristotle's Rhetoric"
"English Club Picnic - April 27th, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Myrick Park, Gun Club Shelter"

Actually-this all sounds rather appropriate to Deer's dubious 'literary' talents. ('It was me wot done it')I hope the Gun Club remember to lock up the guns!!

Texas Lawman

Hope someone has a tape recorder - the Texas Court would be interested in any allegations made in the USA. That's still under appeal ...


Either Brian Deer is incredibly "game" (gutsy) or is incredibly "ignorant" of the fact that he is not liked amongst parents familiar with the vaccine debate.

Perhaps Brian Deer should bring Brian Lawrence along for moral support!

Elizabeth Gillespie

Art of Autism

Nice Pointed Summary, Jim Thompson. On same - the Recent CDC Articles on ASD Page. "These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published, from 2007 to present".

Thorson is listed in 6 of 47 papers or about 13% of them

Jim Thompson

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Dear CDC staff:

(1) Here is an indictment for Poul Thorsen for allegedly stealing one million dollars from the CDC.


(2) Here, on your web site, is a reference document listing a Poul Thorsen as a contributing author.


(3) Here on the publisher’s web site is your reference document. This gives the author information for that person of interest.


(4) Please contact Sally Yates, United States Attorney, or Charysse L. Alexander, Executive Assistant United States Attorney, through Patrick Crosby, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Attorney's Office, at (404) 581-6016.

The Internet address for the HomePage for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is

Of course if he split the cash with some of you at the CDC then you may not want to contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Well never mind. At least one journalist will be all over this and he will be in Lacrosse, Wisconsin on October 4, 2012.


In defense of small people, what has small got to do with anything? Do you mean small minded? Thank you.

I hope that these nefarious forces come up against an honest judge in the not too distant future.

Stop Big Harma

Thank you Ed and thank you Wayne for publicizing the appearance of Brian Deer in the U.S. All eyes will be on Wisconsin Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. Mid-westerners in the autism community, we're counting on you! Please attend, challenge Deer and let Wisconsin know what a world-class bullsh*tter Brian Deer is.

Jim Thompson

Speaking of Poul Thorsen, does anyone know if this 2012 paper was coauthored by him?

See , reference no. 4 Poul Thorsen.

See also (2012), Poul Thorsen, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lillebaelt Hospital, Kolding, Denmark.

Here is the indictment press release for Poul Thorsen:

If this is him, then the CDC knows the whereabouts of someone that allegedly stole a million dollars from the….CDC!!

Mary R.

Where do I press the LIKE button for Angus' comment?

Carter's daddy

Snake makes a good point. Calling Deer reptilian is an insult to reptiles.

There are hundreds of us who would line up for our slandering and muckraking for what we say about Vaccines and their purveyors, rather than capitulate to save ourselves. At least I like to think I'm one of them. All our biomed docs have said much worse than Andrew Wakefield without getting that kind of treatment.
I suppose Deer thinks Poul Thorsen is innocent? What lop sided "journalism".

Joy B.

The Defense Industry has been caught more than once fomenting the terrorism it claims to fight. This young country has caused many deaths and much misery, across the globe. The American autism epidemic is a fractal arm of this brutal regime we've become.

Look at the nasty little ambassador of death.


(God bless you! I hope we can make his stay as unpleasant as possible
It's diarrhea from him any way!


I hope they will allow Jake in?


What's wrong with reptiles -hiss!!!

Carter's Daddy

Funny how governing agencies can overlook blatant conflicts of interest when it suits their financiers.
I'd like to see regular folk get away with that.


If you know of anyone that can spend a day supporting Andy Wakefield and questioning Brian Deer, please email [email protected].

We need as many advocates to show up.

Also, it is Octoberfest in LaCrosse that weekend.


In the case of Child 3, Deer says that the parents were doubtful about the role of MMR in their child's regression, but decided to go for a pay-out anyway. (What the heck.) In fact, in a session that Deer attended, Child 3's GP referral letter was quoted in court: "Thank you for asking to see this young boy who developed behavioural problems of an autistic nature, severe constipation and learning difficulties after MMR vaccination. The batch incriminated was D1433 incidentally which was the discontinued batch following adverse reactions."

Well, perhaps Deer was in the lav when Child 3's GP testified. Maybe Deer was unaware of the letter. Nope, because Deer quotes the referral letter, but just the first few words: "Thank you for asking to see this young boy."

Why weren't Deer's readers allowed to see the rest of the sentence?

Raymond Gallup

Actually, Brian Deer should speak in Washington, DC. Keep the pollution down there along with the hot air. It is noted for hot air and pollution. He is verboten in New Jersey. We can get enough pollution without him adding to stinking up the air in NJ.

So un-enDEERing

There was me hoping that Deer had been content to quietly polish his thirty pieces of silver in obscurity for the rest of time.

Looks like he is pulling up his stool and milking this for all its worth before the cow runs dry. In that regard, a bit of one trick pony really: What has he done since?

Eugene Nicks

Yes agreed - the US can keep Brian Deer - he is not wanted back here .

La Playa

Oh- good to have this heads up.

Angus Files

The air shall be fresher that day in the UK ..keep dog breath for as long as you want...


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