There’s a general rule that whenever you see two enemies fighting with each other that you should generally just let them. Of course, some might argue, as Gandalf did about Saruman and Sauron, that the winner of the fight would emerge stronger and free of doubt, making him harder to conquer. Fortunately, I don’t think this will be a problem in this case in the battle I’m about to discuss. There’s also the saying that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, but unfortunately I don’t think that that saying applies here either. In this case, it’s a question of which of the two combatants I consider most vile, and that’s an easy decision. It’s Patrick “Tim” Bolen, hands down.

What am I referring to? Well, it appears that over the weekend the internecine war between antivaccinationists, started by young antivaccine activist Jake Crosby when he decided somehow that the antivaccine organization SafeMinds and its allies, the the crew at the antivaccine crank blog Age of Autism (AoA), had betrayed the purity of the antivaccine (more specifically, anti-thimerosal) cause by somehow insinuating its operatives into a Congressional hearing on autism held by Representative Darrel Issa as the last hurrah for that long serving, most prominent antivaccine member of Congress, Representative Dan Burton. Basically, young Mr. Crosby somehow got it in his head that SafeMinds had “taken over” the antivaccine side of the hearing and frozen out his favored witness, Brian Hooker. So enraged was young Mr. Crosby by this slight that he not only allied himself with uber-crank Patrick “Tim” Bolen, but he published a bunch of excerpts of private e-mails shared among the inner circle of SafeMinds. He even published all of his accusations, e-mails and all, on Bolen’s website. Eventually, apparently even the erstwhile managing editor of AoA was unable to tolerate young Mr. Crosby’s antics anymore and kicked him off the blog. The (young) Frankenstein monster had turned upon its creator. Truly, in one fell swoop, young Mr. Crosby had justified his having been selected for an entry in the Encyclopedia of American Loons.

So what’s going on now?

After a period where the internecine war appeared to be cooling down, I now see that Patrick “Tim” Bolen and one of our favorite antivaccine activists, Ginger Taylor, are going at it, with Ginger starting the ball rolling this Saturday by posting a broadside against Bolen on her Facebook page and then later reposting it on AoA. Then, just yesterday, she followed up on her own blog by posting an e-mail exchange between Bolen and her. Truly, hilarity did ensue this weekend, and I loved every word of it. Moreover, besides my simple enjoyment of the schadenfreude that comes from watching two opponents rip each other to shreds, I actually learned a couple of things. For instance, I learned that a woman named Jennifer Larson, who is described as being Mark Blaxill’s girlfriend or mistress, donated $40,000 to Representative Darrell Issa’s Republican Party PAC. At least, that’s what Bolen claimed in one of his posts on the matter:

Darrel Issa was there because, my informants tell me, Mark Blaxill’s girlfriend, Jennifer Larson, donated $40,000, at the last minute, to Issa’s Republican Party PAC to get him there.

He also repeated the claim in one of his e-mails:

I simply can not get by the expenditure of $40,000 to have your picture taken with Darrell Issa – for that’s all you got out of it. And you claim to be so poor…

I, Tim Bolen, am very much thinking of Autism families – but your “Ken and Barbie” operation stinks.

Want me off of your back? Show me a breakdown plan, with an operating schedule, to solve the problem. I find it hard to believe that there is no one within the Autism Leadership that does not know how to do a situational analysis.

Of course, as Peter Bowditch frequently points out, you can’t take anything Bolen says at face value. He couldn’t even give a straight answer about his home address while being deposed in a lawsuit. So take the above with a grain of salt. It would, however, explain a lot. Also, Taylor herself thinks that Issa is totally on board with the antivaccine agenda. She even said so in her post on AoA:

The reality is that there are a bunch of us from all these groups, and EBCALA and GR and insert all the groups you have known and loved here… are working together on … well everything. State vaccine legislation, following up on the OGR 1 in 88 hearings, prepping for the OGR VICP hearings that Issa has committed to this fall… and it is going AWESOME!

On her Facebook page, Taylor even brags that Issa has even set a date for more hearings of the committee he chairs, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Oh, goody. We can apparently look forward to a repeat of the mummers’ farce on autism held last November. Just what we need.

In a way, I almost feel sorry for Taylor and the AoA, Canary Party, and SafeMinds crews. Bolen is, in my not-so-humble opinion, a vile piece of work. He used to be Hulda Clark’s PR person, and, Chihuahua-like, he would yip and nip at the heels of anyone who criticized Hulda Clark for being, well, a quack. He was particularly notorious for threatening to sue anyone who had the temerity to point out Hulda Clark’s quackery or to criticize Bolen himself, often demanding information to which he had no right in the process. Whenever his bluff was called, he never actually carried through. For instance, nearly nine years ago Australia Skeptic Peter Bowditch, while on a trip to southern California, offered to meet Bolen at his office to receive legal documents signifying a lawsuit that Bolen had been threatening. Bolen never showed:

When I first announced that I was going to the USA, everyone’s favourite PR man, spokesgoon Tim Bolen, suggested that lawyers and other people should meet me at various places to issue legal documents and otherwise show their displeasure at my existence. I thought I would make it easier for Tim by calling in to his office. He runs his PR business from an address in San Juan Capistrano, and the domains for his web sites are registered to the same address. As this address is a post office box inside a small stationery shop, I told Tim on several occasions when I was coming so that he could rearrange the desks and make room for both of us and our coffee cups inside the box. Unfortunately he must have lost his diary because when I called he wasn’t there. In case it was his day off, I returned a couple of days later to see if I could catch him in, but I missed him again. This was a great disappointment and I was forced to sit outside and console myself by reading the real estate prices in the local paper.

In other words, alas, I fear that Ms. Taylor has nothing to worry about when it comes to Bolen’s blustery threats to sue her. While it would truly be amusing to watch the sparks fly as a result of Bolen suing Taylor, the odds of that happening are about the same as the odds that a molecule of a homeopathic remedy remains in a 30C homeopathic dilution; i.e., about as close to zero as it is possible to be. It’s all bluster, same as it ever was. Bolen’s well-known reputation for making extravagant threats aside, when Hulda Clark, who had claimed that by “zapping” a certain liver fluke she could cure all cancers finally died (of cancer, of course), Bolen was adrift and without a patron. None of that stopped him from continuing to churn out his nonsensical paranoid conspiracy ramblings in his newsletter.

Eventually, Bolen drifted towards Autism, which makes Taylor’s introduction to her AoA piece quite hilarious to me, because she claims that most AoA readers probably had never heard of Bolen before. Yet not so long ago, AoA was happy to feature links to Bolen, for instance when he claimed to explain the status of Andrew Wakefield’s libel suit against Brian Deer. Let’s also forget that just last year, Autism One was trying to cozy up with the Health Freedom Expo, an annual quackfest in which Bolen is heavily involved. Bolen has also been a semiregular commenter at AoA for at least a year.

There are other interesting tidbits that this whole kerfuffle has revealed as well, besides the tighter-than-previously-suspected ties between Representative Darrell Issa and the antivaccine movement. For one thing, we learn from Bolen that attendance at the Autism One quackfest was 1,500. That’s actually a depressing bit of news, because it’s more than I would have guessed. Bolen might denigrate it as being too few and make the completely delusional claim that attendance should have been 25,000, but, alas, 1,500 is a pretty good turnout for a quackfest like this.

Finally, Bolen is writing threatening e-mails to what he considers to be the “autism leadership council,” which apparently consists of the leadership of Generation Rescue, the Canary Party, Autism One, the National Autism Association, and EBCALA. The crankery within the e-mail is truly amazing:

Autism Leadership Council

I want to thank all of you that commented on the recent shake-up of the existing Autism leadership – or, as I point out – the lack of Autism leadership.

This expose has just begun. Be assured that I, or my people, have checked out every situation that all of you told me about. The pattern that many of you described is just as you described – I’m sorry to say. No wonder Autism is still right here with us.

In conversations with many of you I have brought up a concern I have. It is time, I think, to talk about this more openly. It is the simple fact that there are only two answers available to the question “Why isn’t the Autism Community successful in any of its efforts?” The two possible answers are (1) The current Autism leadership is venal and stupid, or (2) They are a true Fifth Column.

So, let’s talk about that.

I have spent hours and hours listening to many of you describe how time after time, over the years, momentum to accomplish something begins, builds, and then gets co-opted and nullified by almost always, the same group of people. I find it hard to believe that time after time, year after year, “venal and stupid” wins. After all “venal and stupid” is venal and stupid. Venal and stupid doesn’t consistently win. I have a shocking series of Autism situation stories coming up. Stuff that only some of you know, and horrible stuff none of you already know, but should have been informed about.

Although my newsletter is primarily directed at what’s called “The North American Health Freedom Movement” I have developed a serious Autism readership – so, my words are going to have a direct effect . And, about time.

As you know, I have kept all of your comments private, and acted on them privately, without revealing the source. That policy continues. Send comments, and questions, to

Yes, it is my intention to make change. I already see that happening. And, I absolutely love war.

Tim Bolen

“Venal and stupid”? Project much, “Tim”?

It is rather interesting to speculate, however, what the source of the “shocking series of Autism situation stories” Bolen is threatening to reveal. If there’s one thing that is most notable by its absence, both in Taylor’s AoA post and the post on her own blog, it’s the complete lack of mention of the likely source of every bit of “dirt” Bolen has on the “autism leadership.” Yes, I’m talking about Jake Crosby. One wonders how many e-mails he’s given Bolen access to. Time will tell.

Another bit of information, unintentionally revealed by Taylor, is that perhaps all is not well between the various groups fighting the good antivaccine fight. When I read her post on AoA, one thing that struck me about it is how much she protested that everything was puppies and butterflies between the various affiliated antivaccine groups, that “Diane Miller, Brian Hooker, Mark Blaxill, Jennifer Larson, the rest of CP leadership, AutismOne leadership, Health Freedom leadership… we are all getting along great!” It comes across as protesting too much.

Again, as opprobrium as I’ve heaped upon AoA over the years, I actually do almost feel sorry for them. AoA has a lot of crazy in it, but its members have no idea the levels of crazy to which Bolen routinely aspires.


  1. #1 I. Rony Meter
    July 4, 2013

    Long Beach was when Wakefield spoke. And Bolen. And they held a fundraiser for Wakefield there. With Bolen. Part of the whole history they want to expunge. You can find Wakefield sending out a personal thank you to Bolen from one of the radio shows for his efforts. This idea that no one knew Bolen and now he’s causing trouble is revisionist history.

    Here you go, Robert Scott Bell

    Bolen, Wakefield, Lewis, Olmsted, Ginger Taylor all were there at the fundraiser:

    I think the fundraiser was a bust. No real discussion afterwards on AoA that I recall.

    Why stay at the Ritz? Because it’s nicer than the super 8 😉

    I think they were hoping that this would be a time when the AoA/Wakefield crowd would ally with the health freedom crowd. Probably broaden the Canary Party at the same time.

    All a bust as far as I can tell.

  2. #2 Narad
    July 4, 2013

    Unless Jennifer Larson funneled some or all of the alleged $40k to Issa through the Canary Party.

    If it’s real, it will be interesting to see how it’s characterized. It would easily top the donations for his current campaign cycle.

  3. #3 I. Rony Meter
    July 4, 2013

    btw–don’t miss the $4,000 for the Hyatt/Four-Seasons hotel on January 26th.

  4. #4 Narad
    July 4, 2013

    I think the fundraiser was a bust. No real discussion afterwards on AoA that I recall.

    Wakefield seems to have distanced himself from Arranga in the meantime, as well. (I don’t think the moribund “Academic Integrity Fund” is an Ed joint.)

  5. #5 Reuben Gaines
    Washington DC
    July 5, 2013

    Oh, what tangled webs we weave. If only they would put all that money to research into stuff that works to help autistics. If only.

    I’ll confess to being the one who gives a lecture or two at GW once in a while, and I have stumbled onto Master Jake once or twice. He doesn’t recognize me because he thinks that I’m an entirely different person. Or he does recognize me and is playing some very interesting games. (I love to play chess with humans.)

    I’m on the listserv for the epi and biostats program, and we get invitations when the MPH candidates give their culminating experience presentations. I have not received the invitation to Jake’s. But, as I previously promised Pedro, my SO, and even our esteemed host, I’m not going to Jake’s presentation, and I will certainly not interfere in his studies.

    In fact, I’m looking forward to what he’ll bring to the table as an MPH. I need a good laugh. I have not seen him this summer, though. Maybe he was too busy visiting TPBs PO box?

  6. #6 lilady
    July 5, 2013

    Nice work I Rony Meter and Narad.

    @ Reuben Gaines: And, why do think I did not *mention* on the SBM blog, that I was attending Dr. Offit’s seminar at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on June 8th? Jake lurks on all the science blogs to find out who he can stalk.

  7. #7 Narad
    July 5, 2013

    Here you go, Robert Scott Bell

    Oh, this should be a howler: “Also discussed is the story of Patti Finn, a New York attorney who was attacked viscously by her own professions simply for offering people informed consent and working on the unconstitutionality of the lack of vaccine exemptions in her State.”

    Patricia Finn, of course, is the losingest antivaccine lawyer of all time.* I need to check on the progress of her bizarre suit against (first) the Grievance Committee for the 9th District in New York and (amended) just Gloria Anderson, who she thinks was conspiring with her estranged husband, or something. The complaints were a monument to disjointed rambing.

    * I just noticed that I failed to toss a copy of a withdrawal of a motion to reargue in Check v. New York City Department of Education dated June 18. I honestly don’t know if “Patti” has ever won a case.

  8. #8 I. Rony Meter
    July 5, 2013


    first, one side note. Health Freedom is a “pay for play” conference. To speak, one must first have a booth (at a minimum of $900) then pay a speaker fee of $250. Then they get the audience for $20-35 each.

    Here’s the 2012 list of speakers

    picking the autism “luminaries” out of the list–

    David Lewis (professional Wakefield fan/apologist)
    Lisa Sykes (partner with the Geiers)
    Geier and Geier
    Jerry Kartzinel
    Brian Hooker

    Bolen was going to be present (it’s close to his home and he was going to be involved with the fundraiser) AutismOne and the Canary Party held booths.

    Gotta love it–Olmsted calls the fundraiser “super successful”. I guess it was so successful that they didn’t need another 😉

    Hey, look, Olmsted points out who is to blame for making connection with Bolen:

    Oh — and wouldn’t you know: Tim Bolen said this whole thing got started because someone had reached out to him about why it made sense, someone who just never lets up in bringing this issue to the attention of everyone who will listen. Who else but Age of Autism’s own Anne Dachel. Thanks, Anne! Never let up.

  9. #9 Sebastian Jackson
    July 5, 2013

    I recall an earlier Bolen rant where he claimed Blaxill withdrew the Canary Party’s sponsorship of the 2013 Autism One conference until he (Bolen) was struck from the speakers list.

  10. #10 herr doktor bimler
    July 5, 2013

    Patricia Finn, of course, is the losingest antivaccine lawyer of all time.

    Some backstory here:

    who was attacked viscously
    A phrase like that, you expect nameless Lovecraftian monsters.

  11. […] at Respectful Insolence, there is a long comment thread building up on this post. One of the things that is being discussed is how much money is being given to and used by The […]

  12. #12 Shay
    July 5, 2013

    who was attacked viscously

    Hold on there, doc — the phlegm comments are on the acupuncture thread.

  13. #13 Denice Walter
    July 5, 2013

    “Oh what a tangled web…”

    Hold it mister, that’s supposed to be my line!
    ( Actually, it’s
    another Walter. Not Prior Walter).

    More seriously, I wonder if Jake is attempting somehow integrating his pseudo-scientifc investigations into his reality-based studies @ GW.. magine that.

    About Health Freedom Expos: last year, before the Chicago event, *el numero uno* de woo, Gary Null, informed his entranced audience that he was being courted by health freedom leaders about appearing there and the group forming a coalition**. It fizzled..

    Notice the dates of the 2012 and 2013 Chicago expos, very close to the Autism One events. Perhaps Tim & Co think that the latter siphons off anti-vaxxers and alt med faddists from the former. Less paying guests.

    It is great fun for me to read reports about the brouhaha brewing amongst the AoA/ Canary faithful: I laugh riotiously and then go back to observing nature and life amongst the hip, the posh and the self-satisfied – which is an entirely different soap opera.

    ** of the mis-informed

  14. #14 Narad
    July 5, 2013

    Today, we are provided the following weird announcement from AoA:

    A call to action from our sponsor, The Canary Party

  15. #15 Glaxxon PharmaCOM Orbital
    Back in the office . . .
    July 5, 2013

    MESSAGE BEGINS_______________________________

    Minion Gaines,

    Oh, how I do so enjoy a stimulating chess game with humans! The Ventraxian Protocol Minister and I had a regular game for more than a year in the auditorium at the World Bank Illuminati bunker complex. It was delightful at first, but then the humans got bored and start to complain. Endotherms! Soon they’d begin to whine, then move about and eventually, soil their lovely costumes. A dose of MonkeyMist™ made them compliant, but then they became unstable and dead weight—very difficult to move. We tried playing with just the skeletons for a while, but where’s the fun in that? Is there a moral to all this? Well, I suppose it would be to enjoy the magic of things while it lasts. All things pass my minions, all things pass.

    We must compare notes over single malt sometime.

    Lord Draconis Zeneca, VH7ihL
    Forward Mavoon of the Great Fleet, Pharmaca Magna of Terra, True Player

    Glaxxon PharmaCOM Orbital

    ————————————————————-MESSAGE ENDS

  16. #16 lilady
    July 5, 2013

    I remember that Health Freedom Expo in Long Beach, last year. We were all trying to figure out what type of outfits (“California Casual”), would be appropriate to attend.

    Meanwhile, at today’s AoA we have an article, written by the “Acting Executive Director” of The Canary Party, Patti Carroll,
    about their activities at a hearing to expand the school vaccination requirements in Minnesota:

    Why is Patti Carroll testifying and not Jennifer Larson? Maybe, the fact that Larson was Wakefield’s liaison/operative for the Somali-American community in Minneapolis, through Wakefield’s Strategic Autism Initiative, and who shares the responsibility (with Wakefield), for the huge measles outbreak in Minneapolis, Spring, 2011, amongst Somali-American children?

    I’ll save you the trouble of looking up the address of The Canary Party…It shares space (or is a mail drop) with Vibrant Technologies, Jennifer Larsons moneymaker company:

  17. #17 I. Rony Meter
    July 5, 2013

    “It shares space (or is a mail drop) with Vibrant Technologies, Jennifer Larsons moneymaker company”

    Watch for donations from the companies of canary party members to Issa and others.

  18. #18 I. Rony Meter
    July 5, 2013

    “We were all trying to figure out what type of outfits (“California Casual”), would be appropriate to attend.”

    I think “well heeled and willing to donate” was the preferred dress.

  19. #19 Mephistopheles O'Brien
    July 5, 2013

    I trust the canary party is not related to Canary Wharf. Nor to Sylvester the cat.

  20. #20 Denice Walter
    July 5, 2013

    Madeline, s’il vous plait…

  21. #21 Ren
    July 5, 2013

    ¿Me pueden dar una galleta?

  22. #22 Denice Walter
    July 6, 2013

    Et un autre, s.v.p.

  23. #23 Mephistopheles O'Brien
    July 6, 2013

    I’ve got to ask – do all these postings attempting to update cookies really work? I find that the lists of Recent Insolence returned and Recent Insolence delivered can be out of date regardless of whether I’ve posted a comment recently, and can vary wildly on views of different pages.

  24. #24 Narad
    July 6, 2013

    do all these postings attempting to update cookies really work?

    They can ameliorate the problem, but yah, the widgets are simply broken. It’s the hallmark of technical “solutions” from people who don’t actually use what they’re “fixing.” (Don’t even get me started on the catastrophe that is the new, “cutting edge” SBM.)

  25. #25 Narad
    July 6, 2013

    ^ Then again, simply telling Firefox not to clear cookies on restart does about the same thing.

  26. #26 Sebastian Jackson
    July 8, 2013

    Hey guys! Jake’s just launched a new website!

  27. #27 Sebastian Jackson
    July 8, 2013

    And here is is continued attack against Mark Blaxill’s rebuttal that I reposted above!

  28. #28 lilady
    July 8, 2013

    @ Sebastian Jackson: We were discussing Jake’s new blog on the other thread…” I don’t make assumptions” about vaccines and people’s motives 🙂

    I am waiting for our esteemed host to direct some respectful insolence toward the epi-wannabe. (Notice how Jake states he is continuing his studies toward candidacy for his MPH-Epidemiology degree at GWU?) *Someone* should have curtailed his stalking activities for the past two years and attended classes and completed the required coursework.

  29. #29 Sebastian Jackson
    July 8, 2013

    @Broken Link: Could you possibly make screenshots of the Crosby/Taylor exchange and e-mail them to me. I would like to include them in a blog post I am planning.

  30. #30 Broken Link
    July 9, 2013

    I could do that, but I need an email address…..

  31. […] IRS. They appear to not be a national political party a they are not listed with the FEC. Recently, a commenter at the Respecful Insolence blog (Narad)found that the Canary Party is organized in Minnesota and files their financial reports […]

  32. #32 egle
    July 22, 2013

    sooo disrespectful. the whole bunch. wow.

  33. #33 Broken Link
    July 28, 2013

    One almost feels sorry for Dan Olmsted. Really, one does. Certainly, he tries to elicit sympathy in today’s AoA post, where he states that others have accused AOA of being a “wretched hive of scum, anti-vaccinationism, and autism ‘biomed’ quackery.” And that he, Dan Olmsted, is Number 306 in the Encyclopedia of American Loons.

    Apparently, AoA has a much more liberal censorship policy these days, as comments from DO’s detractors appear in the comments:

    From a Jake-like entity:

    “”The person who called me a Buddhist bully is one of his best buds and attacks relentlessly if anyone forgets to say “vaccines cause autism” once per every three words.”

    No, just once every five minutes in front of Congress – where Mark Blaxill neglected to say that “vaccines cause autism” in his testimony. Isn’t that what this three-decade-long fight is all about?

    The title of your post is “honesty.” But is it honest to censor critical comments from the autism community as you’ve been doing in recent months?

    Thanks for the compliment that I’m “best buds” with Barry Segal, but I doubt he would concur.

    Dan, save your pity party for the kids who can’t speak and are in pain and who were betrayed by your managing editor in front of Congress.

    Posted by: CENSORED AGAIN? | July 27, 2013 at 10:47 AM”


    And from a Diane Davis-like entity:

    How does this article help our kids, poor poor Dan? How does this article help parents stay focused on the real problem? We have more important things to worry about than the bruised egos you guys whine about, that are of your own creation.

    Copying emails to others without consent has been standard practice with AofA for years, not taboo as you would have readers believe, so you really shouldn’t complain when it’s also done to you or your friends. Maybe they got the idea to do it from AofA staff. ??

    Posted by: A Mom | July 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM “

  34. #34 I. Rony Meter
    July 29, 2013

    Three decade long fight? Someone’s math skills are a bit poor for a budding epidemiologist.

  35. #35 I. Rony Meter
    July 29, 2013

    “But is it honest to censor critical comments from the autism community as you’ve been doing in recent months”

    Yeah. AoA never censored critical comments when Jake was involved 🙂

  36. #36 lilady
    July 29, 2013

    Sure, you bet, I almost feel sorry for Olmsted//sarcasm.

    Have you seen Stone’s latest vile screed about Dorit Rubenstein Reiss?

    Read Stone’s vile accusations and follow the link he provided to Reiss’ Rebutal to Mary Holland’s article in the Harvard Law Review.

    Stone, had his a$$ whupped by Chris, Dr. Chris and me, when he posted on Mary Holland’s Law Review article, here:

  37. #38 Johnny
    July 29, 2013

    Start over – – –

    Yeah. AoA never censored critical comments when Jake was involved

    See what Jake has to say at

    AoA’s comment moderation is nothing short of draconian.

    …and another irony meter bites the dust.

  38. #39 Narad
    July 29, 2013

    Stone, had his a$$ whupped by Chris, Dr. Chris and me, when he posted on Mary Holland’s Law Review article

    Stone has an extremely limited repertoire. I not infrequently come across references to “Arkell v. Pressdram,” but in this case, I think the reply in Beringer v. McKittrick is adequate.

  39. #40 I. Rony Meter
    August 25, 2013

    “…and another irony meter bites the dust.”


    For whatever it may be worth, Brian Hooker lost his FOIA case. He’s now arguing for over a quarter million dollars in legal fees and expert fees. Including over ninety thousand dollars for himself as an expert.

  40. #41 lilady
    August 25, 2013

    Well that’s good news. Me thinks “Dr” Hooker is broke and is hoping to score $ from the government. I hope he doesn’t get a dime.

  41. #42 Julian Frost
    Gauteng East Rand
    August 26, 2013

    Brian Hooker lost his FOIA case

    Is it wrong to feel schadenfreude over this?

  42. #43 I. Rony Meter
    August 26, 2013

    Is it wrong to feel schadenfreude over this?

    It may be short lived. Hooker gave what he did get to RFK Jr. for his book (which Hooker says is slated to come out next year). Think “Deadly Immunity II, The Book”

    Instead of misinterpreting the Simpsonwood transcripts, RFK will misinterpret the emails that Hooker got from FOIA and Posey’s office. Instead of the “mercury moms” of “Evidence of Harm”, you’ll get Brian Hooker, warrior mercury dad.

    If things go the way he claims (which hasn’t happened yet) Hooker will be a part of a congressional hearing in November

    “My FOIA work helped lead to the upcoming (November, 2013) Congressional Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). This was a result of further discussions with Rep. Issa, other parents of vaccine injured children and me where specifically I showed the connection between the CDC and the Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys that oppose the vaccine injured children in what is essentially “vaccine court.””

    Yes, congress will be surprised to find out that the DOJ attorneys talk to people inside HHS (in this case the CDC) when they defend HHS in vaccine court. There’s a connection there, he discovered it.

    Of course, every vaccine case is “petitioner v. secretary of HHS”, so this “connection” where DOJ speak to HHS won’t be any surprise to most people. But in Hooker’s world, this is a “conspiracy”.

  43. […] buzz has been building that another hearing is in the works. We were told that $40,000 had been donated the Political Action Committee (PAC) for the chair of the Oversight […]

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