Actually, he didn’t. He interviewed anti-vaccinationist Jenny McCarthy. Which is worse. Here’s one small dose of stupidity:
Most people who blame autism on vaccines point to the mercury in the shots, yet mercury has been removed from most vaccines and autism rates continue to climb.
We don’t believe it’s only the mercury. Aluminum and other toxins also play a role. The viruses in the vaccines themselves can be causing it, too.
That part in italics is demonstrably false. No virus has ever been shown to cause autism (horrible effects, including brain damage and hearing loss, yes).
And it’s not just “toxins”, it’s also nymphs. Small, tiny ones. They might look pretty, but those nymphs are some bad-ass motherfuckers. Interviewing Jenny McCarthy about autism is like interviewing the crazy fluoridation guy on the subway about dentistry.
I realize the editor is trying to debunk these cranks, but you can’t win against lunatics by placing them in a serious forum.