I haven’t really taken much note of Andrew Wakefield in a while, and in general that’s a very good thing indeed. However, I found out recently that somehow I missed this gem from around the time of Autism One:
That’s right. I thought it was pretty bad that Andy Wakefield had appeared on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, that all night conspiracy/UFO/paranormal radio show that’s been so popular here in the U.S. for many years. It turns out that I missed an even worse one: Wakefield showing up on Alex Jones’ even more looney conspiracy show, PrisonPlanet.tv. This is the same guy who promotes books like How to Survive the Coming Martial Law in America, articles comparing fluoridation of water to what Nazis did, and articles claiming that the “globalists” are trying to control you–yes, you!–with food made from genetically modified crops in order to achieve “full spectrum” domination.
Truly, Wakefield’s fall is complete. He’s now trodding the same territory as New World Order conspiracy theorists, Bigfoot hunters, people who claim to have been abducted by aliens, 9/11 Truthers, and believers in David Icke’s reptilians. It’s right where he belongs, of course. It is a shame, though, that it wasn’t recognized that that’s where he belongs back in 1998. A lot of damage might have been prevented.
ADDENDUM: If you happen to live in the area, apparently Wakefield is going to be giving a talk and doing a book signing at a Borders in Folsom, CA.
ADDENDUM #2: D’oh! I originally wrote this a few days ago, and when I finally got around to posting it, I failed to notice that Wakefield’s Folsom book signing took place July 31.