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I can’t tell if it is a trend yet, but it seems there has been a bit of a decrease in the outright quackery published in the Huffington Post lately. But that doesn’t mean it’s disappeared, and the poor quality of the writing more than makes up for the decreased quantity. Case in point: Why…

Remember the Quack Miranda Warning? You know, the magic phrase that makes all the crappy and dangerous medical advice you’re about to give OK? Well, look what HuffPo’s doing: Author’s note: This swine flu story on alternative and complementary medicine is not meant to replace anything you hear from you doctor, the WHO or the…

Vendetta!

The time is now. The gauntlet of idiocy rests at our feet. Shall we turn and walk away, or shall we bend down, pick it up, and accept the challenge? What? What’s that you say? Turn from the forces of darkness? ARE WE NOT WO/MEN?!? We must not turn from the task before us. The…

We have a lot to cover today, but first things first: the Big Question. If you’ll cast your memory way back (thanks, Van) you’ll remember that a good question to ask altmed followers is the one of abandonment: what would it take for them to abandon a modality? Well, the answers are in, and the…

The fake experts of HuffPo

It’s no secret that I think the Huffington Post is an teeming den execrable pseudoscientific snakes. Still, when it comes to fanning the vaccination manufatroversy, they are really off the deep end. Take the latest piece of dreck on Jenny McCarthy, GoD (Google Doctorate). It’s written by the infamous “Dr.” Patricia Fitzgerald, and this is…

Jenny McCarthy not dumb enough for ya?

Yes, that’s right, the Huffington Post, that broadsheet of blarney, that tabloid of medical trumpery has done it. Not content to risk our mental health by lending legitimacy to all kinds of pseudoscientific charlatans, they just let Jim Carrey write a piece on vaccines and autism. Yes, the boyfriend of uber-fukwit Jenny McCarthy has drunk…

Just when you think the Huffington Post can’t get any more inane and idiotic, just when you think your synapses might be starting to heal, they come out with another post that simply makes your ears bleed. Sure, HuffPo regularly comes down on the side of superstition, for example in the vaccine manufactroversy; and sure,…

My regular readers know that I hold the Huffington Post in the lowest possible regard when it comes to its medical writing. HuffPo offers a daily platform for the worst pseudo-science and infectious disease promotion. Apparently that was getting to hard, because now I think their down to phoning it in. Last week’s post by…

HuffPo does it again

Whatever you think of its political reporting, no other mainstream media outlet can bring the stupid like the Huffington Post, especially with regards to medical reporting. Its most famous contributors include antivaccinationists like David Kirby and Robert Kennedy, Jr., and kumbaya therapy wackaloon Deepak Chopra. Now they bring us an article by some dude I’ve…

The Autism Omnibus Trial is a conundrum for the infectious disease promotion movement. Still, their ability to pick up the goalposts and run is unmatched, and that is just what David Kirby and Robert Kennedy, Jr. have done in today’s Huffington Post. To review, the recent Omnibus decision looked at a few test cases for…