The New York Times Emotes, The President Endorses MMR Safety, But No Mention of the CDC Whistleblower
There is a feeling in the air rather like the last days of the Warsaw Pact and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. When the President of the United States is called upon to endorse the safety of a vaccine its days are surely numbered. The rhetoric is getting shrill, not to mention silly. The New York Times produces a corny video with the rubric: "How did we get to this point where personal belief is more powerful than science?" The US nation is apparently being brought to its knees by a few cases of measles. As reports escalate the official record MMWR so far reveal only one case nationally last week and only nine so far for the year. So, which figures are right? The only thing certain is the extraordinary and crude propaganda campaign mounted on the back of alleged cases reported at DisneyLand. Even if the reports can ever be shown to be well founded the exhibition and the rhetoric are way out of proportion.
The problem is, of course, that it is not science at all but the policy of the pharmaceutical government complex trying shut down, shut up and shut out ever increasing dissent over the safety and effectiveness of it products. The only way they maintain credibility for the policy is by a strategy of repression, but the policy is no more scientific than socialism was “scientific” in the former Soviet Union, and by now the New York Times and the Washington Post (not to mention the LA Times) look as credible as Izvestia and Pravda. If you cannot listen to ordinary citizens who tell you that the products are causing harm then you are actively suppressing the evidence and engaging in an act of social intimidation.
Meanwhile the Times wheels out the usual barrel organ refrain about “a single discredited paper”. The paper, of course, never purported to show that MMR caused autism, the findings against the paper’s authors by the United Kingdom General Medical Council were long ago shown to be erroneous in a High Court judgment exonerating its senior author and clinician John Walker-Smith. The claim that lead author Andrew Wakefield in any way tampered with the biopsy results has been disputed and disproven by his co-authors. The GMC findings which were always corrupt and incompetent now only stand in a time-warp created by our health officials and the media. However threadbare and implausible it looks they keep on trundling it out as their main line of defence. At the same time the original author of the allegations, Sunday Times “journalist” Brian Deer makes ever more eccentric guest appearances in blogs across the web trying to get people to listen to his story.
What of course all these former new outlets have failed to report over the last several months is the readiness of the CDC whistleblower William Thompson to testify before Congress how the CDC massaged data to hide autism among Afro-American children who had received MMR vaccine before the age of three. They know this, and President Obama, who went on the air also yesterday to say the science “is pretty indisputable”, presumably knows it too (or his advisors are deliberately keeping him in the dark). Age of Autism has unfortunately been unable to confirm rumours that Thompson has now received legal immunity from prosecution for his evidence, but if he has it would certainly explain the present level of government and bought-out media hysteria.
John Stone is UK Editor for Age of Autism.