Fear and Smear: The "Vaccine Resistance" Playbook
By Anne Dachel
Below is the Facebook response from Paul Offit to what happened at NYU yesterday last week before the Confronting Vaccine Resistance seminar. Read about the Offitburst at AofA here.
Of course, it's all about him. So much for understanding "vaccine hesitancy," which was the theme of the symposium where he was speaking.
Let me explain what happened yesterday. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss sent me an email stating that the VAXXED crowd would be protesting before the symposium in front of NYU-Langone. So I took the early morning train (6:30 am) from Philly so that I could get to NYU before they gathered. I don't like having to walk through crowds like this for obvious reasons (I had to do this once at the CDC and it wasn't fun.) I entered the main building where I was met by a security guard. I told him that I was one of the speakers and he directed me to go to the cafeteria for breakfast where "I would be safe."
After sitting near the window for about 15 minutes (not imagining this would ever be a problem) I noticed Polly Tommey filming me from the street and another woman gesturing for me to look at their VAXXED truck. It was unnerving. I felt ambushed. At the same time that I noticed this, a man claiming to be "the cameraman for VAXXED" came up behind me and asked me to come in to the VAXXED truck to be interviewed. He had what looked like a camera which was around his neck but now I know that he was actually recording me. I asked him if he was recording me and he said that he wasn't. I declined his request politely several times but he persisted.
Frankly the guy was a little frightening (now I know that this was Josh Coleman, who has a criminal past). So I cursed at him. Not terribly proud of this, but I'm human. I also can't stand the way that the "VAXXED team" denigrates children with autism and scares parents away from vaccines. Frankly, I think their "quest" is a dangerous one.
Now I'm just trying to deal with the fallout, primarily from our hospital's PR team who are concerned that the video of me keeps showing up on their Facebook page. And so it goes.
And Josh Coleman? The man Offit refers to as having a "criminal past"? In truth, he's the father of one of the victims of our out-of-control vaccine schedule whose son was left in a wheelchair as a result of being vaccinated.
See Josh Coleman's testimony on the California vaccine bill. (4:50) Josh describes how his son was injured and the lack of informed consent from physicians.
Keying a car is a "criminal past?" If he exhausts all of his hyperbole on a car-keyer, he'll be all out of words to describe Charles Manson.
Posted by: Sara P | December 05, 2016 at 12:37 PM
There's Paul Offit's character right on display: What a jerk!
Posted by: Tom Petrie | November 28, 2016 at 05:53 PM
Did Dr Paul Offit give a true account of what happened? Here's VaxXed Meets Paul Offit UNCUT:
Posted by: ATSC | November 28, 2016 at 05:26 PM
That man is being exposed for the arrogant, egomaniac that his is, GOOD! There is no justification for his ugly behavior. #draintheswamp #IstandwithJosh
Posted by: Fed up | November 28, 2016 at 02:50 PM
Watch this also: Vaxxed Periscope synced to the Coleman video. Offit was so "unnerved" and worried for his safety he gave Polly a big wave and a grin through the window. "I asked him if he was recording me and he said that he wasn't. I declined his request politely several times but he persisted. " Funny, not on this recording.
Posted by: Introvert | November 28, 2016 at 02:21 PM
There is a charming children’s book due out soon from CHOPS
… called “It Takes a Fascist”
Posted by: go Trump | November 28, 2016 at 01:46 PM
"After sitting near the window for about 15 minutes (not imagining this would ever be a problem)..."
If he was so concerned for his own safety, why wouldn't he imagine that it could "be a problem"? If you are trying to avoid someone, letting them see where you are is not a good idea. That helps the people you are avoiding know where you are - thus saving them the effort of searching for you - and gives them more time to cause "a problem".
I hope his hospital's PR team reaction to the "fallout" is a real "problem" for him.
Posted by: Carolyn M | November 28, 2016 at 12:35 PM
What I found in incredible about this facebook response is how it comes across worse than the profanity outburst. As bad as Offit's swearing was, perhaps on a certain level you could excuse it, considering that he was caught off guard. But, given time to reflect and explain his behaviour, this is the best he could do?! He sounds like an absolute twat!
Posted by: Greg | November 28, 2016 at 12:31 PM
Let's see here, let's try to get this straight:
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are like...parents who refuse to poison, harm, possibly kill their children.
Wow, wouldn't want parents like that out there, would we?!
The insanity continues as people in positions to do no harm, i.e. doctors and nurses, continue to poison, harm, and kill their patients via vaccination...then deny it to the hilt. Worse, they frighten and coerce parents and patients into these harmful, potentially-fatal medical procedures, time and again. And worse yet, they REFUSE to listen to and acknowledge their victims, or research what in the heck they are injecting into and inflicting on their patients. Their ignorance, arrogance, apathy, and laziness are inexcusable and unethical. Avoid such doctors and nurses at all costs. Refuse to give them your business.
Insane times in which we are living, truly insane.
Posted by: Laura Hayes | November 28, 2016 at 12:05 PM
"our hospital's PR team who are concerned that the video of me keeps showing up on their Facebook page. "
Good! There's no excuse for such vile profanity, in response to a polite request for an interview. Profane Proffit's true colours are showing.
Posted by: Jenny Allan | November 28, 2016 at 11:54 AM
But wait; I am missing the glass half full here.
His employers saw a side of Ol'e Offit's true nature, and are disappointed in his behavior. .
Give the finger, right in public.!.
LOL; if you lack integrity it just seems to show up when you think no one that matters is watching.
Three is many of an employee out there that will tell you they have been tested by bigger companies and these companies will let them go. Honesty is one of the main things they want.
Posted by: Benedetta | November 28, 2016 at 09:58 AM
Ebenezer confronted with the ghosts of vaccination past.
Posted by: Linda1 | November 28, 2016 at 09:29 AM
They're on the run.
Posted by: Dan Burns | November 28, 2016 at 07:14 AM
I told him that I was one of the speakers and he directed me to go to the cafeteria for breakfast where "I would be safe."
Oh I see. He's overtly concerned with his own safety.
But when it comes to the safety of the people (...mostly children) being hurt by vaccines...... it's crickets all around.
Reminds me of one of my favorite Seinfeld issues
Posted by: Barry | November 28, 2016 at 07:13 AM