Thank you to Mary Kelly Godley for her incredible reporting on HubPages. It should be happening everywhere. Instead, all the major news outlets are telling us how Robert De Niro has redeemed himself by cancelling the showing of “Vaxxed” at Tribeca. Stories that applaud the censoring of the film are everywhere on Google News at the moment.
In this article on HubPages, Mary Kelly Godley gives us the background on “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.” (It may be that she’s so well-informed because, as she tells us, her own son is affected.)
Godley wrote: “While the title in itself may be considered controversial in many quarters the real issue that had everyone up in arms is the fact that the co-writer and director of this documentary is none other than the infamous Dr Andrew Wakefield.”
Godley explained about Wakefield’s research on the novel form of bowel disease he and “the other researchers” found in their study of 12 children, and about how the media has misrepresented everything about their work for years.
The article talked about how the actions of Robert De Niro, first endorsing, then cancelling the presentation, set off a firestorm in the media and in the medical community. By even bringing up the subject, De Niro was now in league with the anti-vaccination movement, according to every major news source.
Godley reported on the details left out of news stories.
Apparently De Niro had met with Congressman Posey on Friday before making the announcement. Bill Posey is a politician who has been actively trying to get the CDC prosecuted for this fraudulent activity. He advocates very strongly that there needs to be a proper investigation carried out with regards to practices within the CDC especially with regards to this scientific study into the MMR and autism.
Godley said that De Niro should have expected the immediate backlash that happened after he publicly said he was allowing the film to be shown. (Those of us who are very involved in this controversy are well-aware that there is no tolerance for any dissent when the subject is vaccine safety.)
However in summary it was very brave of Robert De Niro to endorse the film to begin with and in doing so it has ensured that Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catasrophe, is now receiving unprecedented publicity on a scale that it would not have otherwise received. To use the words of Oscar Wilde seem appropriate here:
‘The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about.’
Godley also looked at all this publicity from a slightly different angle than the rest of us.
There have also been some so far unsubstantiated and speculative statements being made on the Social Media that perhaps Robert De Niro already knew that the other members of the festival committee and/or their corporate sponsors would not ultimately allow ‘Vaxxed-From Controversy to Cover-Up,’ to be part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s programme. That the purpose of this scandal was to garner a huge amount of publicity for the documentary and to highlight the fact that free speech and the right to an opposing view are just not applicable when it comes to discussing the issue of vaccination. That the real purpose of his statements were in fact to highlight the lack of freedom to speak surrounding this issue.
Very interesting perspective.
I can’t imagine that any of the vaccine defenders who’ve attacked De Niro and Tribeca would ever have wanted the media storm we’ve seen over the past weekend.
…At present all involved are giving no indication that this might be the case. Instead it seems likely pressure from the Tribeca Film Festival Committee, its sponsors and political interests led to Robert De Niro to removing the documentary from the Tribeca Festival programme. Yet nothing gets people interested in something more than if it has been banned censored or is viewed as too controversial for general viewing. Yet why a documentary produced by a such a well-respected Producer as Del Bigtree would be considered too controversial for general viewing remains rather a dubious theory.
Godley also included video of Congressman Bill Posey’s appeal for a hearing on the whistleblower on the floor of the House of Representatives, along with the official trailer for “Vaxxed.”
In addition, she posted the fascinating uncut version of a 13 minute interview of the film’s producer, Del Bigtree, by ABC News. (ABC News used only 5 seconds of Bigtree’s comments in their coverage.)
In addition, Godley included a statement by Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com:
This is the first time in the history of film and media that the totality of the media establishment has condemned a film that none of them have ever viewed, desperately trying to make sure no American ever witnesses the hour and a half of film footage that is now "forbidden" to be viewed in a nation founded on free speech.
Godley ended her article with this chilling summary of what the shutdown by Tribeca means for Americans:
As in America (and globally), it is now believed to be in the public interest to not allow them to view the contents of the documentary and make their own minds up about it. Instead corporate interests are now deciding what is suitable viewing for us all as we are deemed to be incompetent and would not be able to understand the facts presented in the documentary. The premise being that the general population is no longer intelligent enough to make their own minds up about information that is presented to them i.e. we would be taken in by lies, fraudulent claims and pseudoscience and by the babblings of lunatics and guys wearing tinfoil hats etc., That is the image presented in the media and any credibility afforded must be removed and censored for the greater good.
Everyone interested in why “Vaxxed” was cut from Tribeca should listen to what the producer, Del Bigtree, told ABC News in this interview.
Bigtree was asked why he was willing to produce this film. He said that in his experience as the producer for the television show, The Doctors, he was used to getting into controversial topics. He had heard about the CDC whistleblower story, which he said, “led me all the way to Andy Wakefield.” In his subsequent investigation, Bigtree examined the data that CDC researcher Dr. William Thompson had provided. “And it is the most compelling evidence of fraud I’ve ever seen in my life, and I realized in that moment that I was looking at probably the biggest story of my lifetime. And as a journalist, I realized it was a story I had to tell.”
The ABC interviewer showed no interest in the stunning claim of fraud at the agency that regulates vaccines that Bigtree had just mentioned. Instead, she asked about the charges that had been leveled against Dr. Wakefield.
In response to a question about what he hoped people would get out of the film, Bigtree replied with what would seem the obvious response: We need to change the way we regulate vaccines.
My first hope is, I want people to know the truth. I think that vaccines need to be made safer, …More research and study needs to take place.
Bigtree criticized the testing that is done on vaccines, calling it “fraud.” Then he talked his utter frustration over the role of the media in this.
I’d really like a lot more reporters to start getting on this story, getting to the bottom of it. It used to be when something like this happened in the media that we would all jump on it. When a CDC whistleblower, a top scientist from the CDC, comes forward and says, hey, we’re committing fraud in here, I would have expected every news agency in the world to jump on that story. I’m amazed that this film is the only one that is looking at it, so, I want the truth. I want vaccines to be safer for our children, I want vaccines to be tested with the same rigor that every drug we take are. There’s this free pass being given to the vaccines, …
The reporter had no follow-up questions after the incredible statements made by Big tree. Instead, she remarked that the trailer to “Vaxxed” is “scary.” She asked if the film was intended “to scare people, or just inform them.” Bigtree said the purpose is to educate. “It’s alarming. We all thought that this was over, that the vaccine-autism link had been disproven and we could all move on. I know I thought that and everyone I worked with thought that until new information came forward.”
The ABC reporter moved right along without any interest in what Bigtree had said. She wanted to know how the MMR study in the film was different from the original Wakefield study from 1998. “Is there anything new in this that he wasn’t saying then?”
Bigtree tried to bring the discussion back to reality by saying, “We have the most important health agency in the world, that is supposed to be looking out for the health of children, and they are throwing out data, …and changing numbers on studies to make the vaccine seem safe. That’s nothing like what Andy Wakefield was involved in.”
Bigtree did say that the CDC conducted the 2004 MMR study because of what Wakefield had done, “and it appears they found the exact same thing that Andy Wakefield did. And when they saw it, what they decided to do was hide it and cover it up.”
Once again there was no reaction from the reporter. She moved right along asking about the research that had been done on the picture. Bigtree said they spoken to scientists and doctors from all around the world in the making of the film. Then he made the riveting statement: “The really sad thing is the amount of doctors I’ve spoken to that say to me, ‘Del, I know that vaccines are causing autism, but I won’t say it on camera because the pharmaceutical industry will destroy my career, just like they did to Andy Wakefield.’ And that’s where we find ourselves, being bullied by an industry that doesn’t actually care about the health of our children like it should.”
Seemingly oblivious to what Bigtree was telling her about the power and control of the drug industry, this reporter could only ask what Bigtree would say in response to critics of the film. His answer: “See the movie, and then you can have an opinion about it.” He berated the people who condemned the film, and at the same time showed no interest in what an insider at the CDC had to say about the corruption at his agency. He added that this is not a movie about Andrew Wakefield. It is about fraud at the agency that runs the vaccine program.
What ABC News did with Bigtree’s interview was to cut it down to five seconds of airtime. Five seconds where the only thing the film’s producer was heard to say was, “This film is just the truth as we have found it.”
And here we have more proof that the media is the mouthpiece for an industry intent on covering up every aspect of the worldwide nightmare of vaccine injured children.