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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…

Orac’s money quote of the day

Orac isn’t known for his sound bites. He tends to write pieces which, in the blogosphere, might be considered rather long, and for good reason—he has a lot to say, and he says it well. But sometimes there is a gem of insolence that is so apt, it must be reshared: But what really makes…

Let’s call a wacko a wacko

“You know the moon landings were ginned up on a Hollywood sound stage, right?” “Hey, how come it’s so hard to get the Truth out there about the 9/11 attacks being staged by the CIA/Mossad?” “I don’t know why they think I’m crazy; the aliens really did probe my anus.” We hear crap like this…

David Kirby: dangerous, unethical prick

OK, the title is inaccurate. Kirby is not bound by the same code of ethics as researchers and doctors, so perhaps he’s not unethical. But his latest rant in HuffPo encourages unethical behavior. Honestly, I’m getting tired of writing about this guy, but he just keeps bringing the stupid, and something about that just calls…

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…

Dumb or dissembling? We report, you decide

There was a piece of good news on vaccine front this week. The first judgments from the Autism Omnibus Trial were announced, and the special masters (who served as judges) agreed with the rest of the reality-based community in ruling that vaccines do not cause autism. The rulings weren’t subtle, using phrases such as “misled…

The movement against vaccination is old—very old. All medical interventions require scrutiny. Like any medical intervention, vaccines require systematic investigation before deployment, and monitoring during their use. Still, vaccines have done more for public health than most Westerners under the age of fifty can imagine. Inoculation and vaccination have been vilified in many ways, from…