The crackpot article in the New York Post

Yeah, you know that ridiculous article “I was an anti-vax crackpot — until this happened” by Jane Ridley in the New York Post that reads like an advertorial… you know, paid content, native advertising—where a paid advertisement for a company or industry is cleverly camouflaged to look and sound like an authentic feature or news article? Yeah, advertorial. Remember, the New York Post is owned by News Corp., which is led by the Murdoch family. Rupert Murdoch is the Founder and Executive Co-Chairman of News Corp. His son Lachlan is also Executive Co-Chairman, and his other son Robert James is CEO. So, this is a family business. Rupert bought the New York Post in 1976, so the newspaper is manifestly Murdochian. The Murdoch family has long maintained huge financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry, particularly Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In 2009, Robert James joined GSK as a Non-Executive Director, and he sat on the company’s “ethics committee.” GSK is the manufacturer of the MMR vaccine which Dr. Andrew Wakefield called into question over safety concerns. Ya see now?

 

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26 thoughts on “The crackpot article in the New York Post

  1. Heaven forbid you’d actually deal with the medical science behind the article rather than revisit the tired old conspiracy theory stuff. Facts? Medical facts? Remember them?

    • You can go through Marco’s archives and get medical science up the wazoo. This post was referring to BS advertising parading as journalism. You don’t really want the medical facts. You want the CDC lies.

  2. Seriously, I’m looking forward to when all the anti-vaxxers and their kids die out from easily preventable illnesses. Does it sound cruel? Honestly it doesn’t matter what I think one way or the other. If only you weren’t endangering others with your stupidity.

    • You mean like all those pathetic un-vaccinated Mumps patients in Arkansas? OH WAIT. Those people were ALL VACCINATED. Do some research. Maybe something not funded by the Pharmaceutical Companies.

    • What easily preventable disease? The ones I had and lived through? Like every other Baby Boomer over 50? But you’re a great person, “I wish you all would die” and then you talk about us endangering others? Take your vaccines. Or did you get those diseases too and now have real immunity?

  3. If you would take a few days to learn how to read a science-based medical study it would go a long way towards alleviating this overwhelming fear you are expressing here.

  4. So the fact that the Wakefield study has been completely debunked as well as retracted was conveniently left out of this… the Post is not the one writing crackpot stuff.

  5. You know you’ve hit the nail on the head when you have paid operatives calling you names on your blog. Here’s my $100 challenge to all the trolls who believe the profit motive is non-existent:

    I will send anyone $100 via PayPal if they can show me where in Dr. Wakefield et.al’s study retracted by The Lancet, that they conclude there is a link between Autism and the MMR vaccine. You know, that thing everyone has accused Dr. Wakefield of doing. Here’s your link to that study on The Lancet: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(97)11096-0/fulltext Just reply below to show your proof and claim the $100 prize.

    • Seriously??? Do you mean the article that was retracted by the Lancet? And are you saying that Dr. Wakefield in fact did not claim that there is a link between MMR and autism? Cuz it’s right here. “Rubella virus is associated with autism and the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (rather than monovalent measles vaccine) has also been implicated. Fudenberg noted that for 15 of 20 autistic children, the first symptoms developed within a week of vaccination. Gupta17 commented on the striking association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and the onset of behavioural symptoms in all the children that he had investigated for regressive autism. Measles virus18, and measles vaccination20 have both been implicated as risk factors for Crohn’s disease and persistent measles vaccine-strain virus infection has been found in children with autoimmune hepatitis.

      Where’s my $100?

      • Hmmm. Near the end of the paper: “We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described. Virological studies are underway that may help to resolve this issue.”

  6. Sorry to burst your bubble but I am the subject of that article. I am a real person who was really anti vaxx. The article was not intended to be an analysis of the science – it was a personal story. The ex friend mentioned has outed herself on social media (to boost her own ego, no doubt) if you don’t take my word for it.. Not everything is a conspiracy.

  7. Than please explain how your child miraculously had a 3-8 day mild virus for twenty- one days? And how you and your husband caught it when all have immunity from childhood? Reeks of baby poo.

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