Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Huffington Post: A Warehouse For Wackos

"In the spring of 2005 I started to notice in a big way the cadre of pseudoscientists, parents of autistic children, and others who pushed the myth that thimerosal-containing vaccines or vaccines in general cause autism. Oddly enough, it started out with the Huffington Post, of all places. In May 2005, Arianna Huffington started a large group blog, chock full of famous pundits and celebrities writing blog posts. Within three weeks of its formation, I had noticed a very disturbing aspect of the Huffington Post, and that was that it appeared to be providing a major soapbox for antivaccinationists,..."

-- Orac, a cancer surgeon and NIH-funded cancer investigator, reviewing "Autism's False Prophets", and unwittingly pointing out that one of the Left's most trusted media organs - which is run by a cultist - is also chock full of misinformation, worthy of Respectful Insolence.

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