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Dachel Media Update: "Stop the Broadcast! I Want To Get Offit!"

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Recently Dr. Paul Offit was scheduled to be on the Mike Gallagher radio show on Conservative Talk 9.45 in New York discussing vaccine exemption rights with Dr. Toni Bark.  Many in the autism community were surprised at this news since Offit has consistently refused to openly debate anyone who challenges his blanket endorsement of vaccines for all children and his efforts to remove a parent’s right to a religious or philosophical exemption.

Back February, Dr. Offit was on Democracy Now talking about vaccines. Legal scholar Mary Holland was also on the show, but Offit wouldn’t appear in a format of open dialogue wit Mary. 

This was their conversation:

AMY GOODMAN: I mean, to be fair, we wanted to have both of you on together to have a conversation, because there are many in this country, and a growing movement of parents, who are deeply concerned. But you wanted to have this conversation separately, Mary Holland and you separately. So, it’s important to, I think, have this kind of dialogue on all of these issues. Dr. Offit, on this issue of vaccines now being- DR. PAUL OFFIT: I’ll tell you-can I just address that?

AMY GOODMAN: Yes, sure.

DR. OFFIT: Can I address that for one second? I think that it is not important to have a debate about the science with someone who clearly doesn’t know the science. I’m sorry, Ms. Holland misrepresented the science again and again and again. I don’t think that in any way helps your viewer. I don’t think it’s fair to have a debate where two sides are presented, when only one side is really supported by the science. I think-I’d like to think we’re beyond that.

According to Offit, it’s totally unacceptable for the media to give any coverage to those who won’t endorse every vaccine the government recommends. 

Here’s Offit’s reaction to Gallagher’s plan for a conversation with Dr. Bark: 

Liz, I was specifically told we would not debate vaccine safety issues and I wasn’t told who the other guest would be.

When I found out, I called the producer this morning.   He told me that it was important to present both sides of the vaccine debate.

I ashed him if he thought there were two sides to the issue of whether vaccines caused autism or contained harmful toxins.

He said it was up to the listener to figure out, after hearing both sides.

So I told him I was out and he should be ashamed of himself for unnecessarily scaring parents.  He told me that Mike Gallagher always stays in the middle of issues.  I asked him where Gallagher stood on issues like the existence of gravity.   Was he in the middle of that one?  Painful.

Dr. Bark challenged Offit on her Facebook page:

Hey Paul Offit, Lookee here, Gravity debated by real scientists, not afraid of straying from dogma.

Is gravity not actually a force? Forcing theory to meet experiments

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Kathy Sincere

April is "Offitism Awareness Month"! The insignia is not a puzzle piece but rather a hypodermic syringe. The slogan: "Half-cocked and mocked".

Angus Files

He cant blame Gravity for the choice of partner in a debate can he?..



You could demonstrate that gravity works in reverse if you used the statistical tricks employed by the CDC.


Len, he basically said that vaccine science was as untouchable as the theory behind gravity. He tried to make a parallel that absolutely is a lie and comical in the extreme.


Ottoschnaut I completely agree. Trace Amounts has a very, very powerful segment showing Offit spewing his propaganda, alongside clips of scientists spewing tobacco science. I wish the producers of this film would release a short trailer of this segment that we could share on social media. It's so effective and powerful and it reveals him for what he truly is....a paid salesman.


To understand The Offit, see the movie Trace Amounts. It goes a long way to explaining why the vaccine bills are failing everywhere- including now it appears in California.

The unvarnished, unfettered Offit speaks of vaccines in Trace Amounts. He is juxtaposed with smug ass tobacco scientists claiming that there is no evidence that any ingredient in cigs causes harm or cancer. The comparison is vivid, obvious, and chilling. Yes, Dr. Offit is truly nothing more or less than an industry hack who has no credentials in autism or toxicology.

The movie Trace Amounts is devastating to the CDC, HHS, and to Offit in a personnal, powerful way. No wonder the vaccine fascists are lashing out in anger and desperation- their ship is literally going down in front of our eyes. It really is. That is why we see the sudden and not coincidental story about Canadian mom regrets no vax decisions suddenly pop up in a coordinated FB, Wash Post, and Fox News campaign- it is the thrashing death rattle of the corrupt CDC/HHS/NIH nexus. It will take Offit down, and he is scared, terrified.

Offit is revealed as a base charlatan in Trace Amounts. I urge you to see the movie and send copies to your friends, and post about it on FB. The Offit is going down in flames in full public view for many reasons- and the movie is pushing the process that much faster. The Offit must be infuriated about how he is portrayed in Trace Amounts- good! His allies are defecting and he is the one who is being hung out to dry. I have heard the man has an insufferable ego and a terrible temper- we are now witnessing the figurative and literal professional destruction of The Offit.

Yes, my friends- the train has left the station and there is no going back. The Offit will not professionally survive as the movie moves into greater distribution, and he knows it in his bones. The fear is in him. He is isolated, alone, and terrified.

Good bye and good riddance. The Offit will not be able to erase the public stigma. He is useless to the vaccine fascists and he will be discarded. No amount of money they spend can fix the Trace Amounts problem. It is their Waterloo moment, so savor it, share it, and revel in it.

Bob Moffitt

@ Jen

"That idiot actually compared "vaccine science" to gravity?"

We should not be surprised "that idiot" compared vaccine science to gravity .. considering Hillary Clinton tweeted:

"The science is clear. The earth is round, the sky is blue and vaccines work. Let's protect all our kids .. grandmother knows best"

In all honesty .. I consider "vaccine science" ..as unreliable as any other 'urban myth' .. such as .. lochness monster or big foot ..

Who wants to defend an "urban myth" on a national radio show?


Is there a link to the comment Offit made about not debating Bark?

Concerned momma

OMG, too funny - "If car companies were run like vaccine companies." I saw this short video on Natural News and it's bang on!


If you read carefully, he wasn't comparing vaccines to gravity; rather, since the host was insistent on finding a middle ground on almost everything, offit was challenging in his middle of the road stance

Time for you to lose your confirmation bias

Jeannette Bishop

Tim Lundeen,

This suggestion is unfathomable!


"Aluminum quantities fluctuate naturally during normal cellular activity. It is found in all tissues and is also believed to play an important role in the development of a healthy fetus..."


He said it was up to the listener to figure out, after hearing both sides.

So I told him I was out and he should be ashamed of himself for unnecessarily scaring parents


Mike Gallagher isn't the one who should be ashamed of himself.

And the only one who looks terrified by all this, is Dr. Offit.


Isn't the purpose of debate to let the truth emerge from various points of view? Isn't debating a way to weed out lies or weak arguments? Isn't debate central to the democratic process?

Scientists debate among themselves in a process called peer review. THEN if they want their findings to effect public policy, they should have to present their findings to the public with further debate in the public square - until the public is satisfied that there has been enough debating on any issue. In the societal heirarchy, the PEOPLE are at the top. Of the People, for the People, by the People. Scientists or any other group that wants to change things has to answer first to the People.


What science Offit? WHERE IS THE SCIENCE??? You keep on saying you possess it but I haven't seen
1. The Vax Unvaxed study
2. the full schedule vaccines and what that does
3. The toxicity issues in vaccines
4. Baby's immune systems vs vaccines
5. Predispositions for vaccine injury spell it out spill the beans on that one!
6. Why vaccines shed
7. Metabolic crisis in mitochondrial dysfunction kids...how safe are vaccines in that scenario
8. One size fits all vaccines....safe for everyone? Everyone has varying immune capitals and HLA types?
9. Autoimmunity in families with vaccine injury.
10. Brain inflammation studies after vaccines

SHOW ME THE SCIENCE~ THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING! THE LIES ARE BOLDFACE and YOUR DAMN vaccine killed kids...infantacidal maniac...much?


That idiot actually compared "vaccine science" to gravity? It's become painfully obvious that vaccine science is largely poorly done, biased, epidemiological research. Even many of Offit's comrades are questioning vaccine safety. It really says something that he thinks the whole issue is one that no one should be questioning. That really takes a massive ego or someone with some serious cognitive dissonance happening. Science is about questioning issues. not surprised the chickened out and let's be clear that's exactly what he did. He wouldn't debate ANYone about it.

David Taylor

Dr. Proffit continues to be one of the most effective tools in the arsenal of the vaccine reform movement.

Thank you, Paul, you insufferable prig.

Tim Lundeen

Speaking of misrepresenting science, there's this: http://vaccinepapers.org/dr-paul-offits-aluminum-deceptions-academic-misconduct/

And this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmjxuGIc06g&hc_location=ufi

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