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Public health school allows castration doctor to mentor graduate student

October 23rd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Miseducation

Tweet Administrators at the George Washington University School of Public Health allowed Mark Geier, a notorious anti-vaccine activist known for chemically castrating disabled children, to supervise a graduate student. Geier is currently banned from practicing medicine. Graduate students are required to complete a practicum under the supervision of a health professional, called a site preceptor. […]

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Why does Jenny McCarthy need Miss Montana?

May 14th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Critical thinking, Miseducation

Tweet From the bottom of the ocean To the mountains on the moon Won’t you please come to Chicago No one else can take your place -Graham Nash, “Chicago” * * * The first autistic Miss America contestant is a cheerful 19-year-old with heart-breaking beauty and a refreshing message. She celebrates her autism, telling reporters […]

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Autism hearing, round two

November 29th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Miseducation

Tweet 3:23 pm CT – The public witnesses are seated. They are: Mr. Bob Wright, Co-Founder, Autism Speaks Mr. Scott Badesch, President, Autism Society Mr. Mark Blaxill, Board Member of SafeMinds, an anti-vaccine advocacy group Mr. Bradley McGarry, Coordinator of the Asperger Initiative at Mercyhurst, Mercyhurst University Mr. Michael John Carley, Executive Director, Global & […]

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Dear Chicago Sun-Times

November 13th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Miseducation

Tweet This is how the Chicago Sun-Times quells criticism of the paper’s decision to feature Jenny McCarthy as a family advice columnist. Dear xxx I would like to reach out as part of the communications team for the Chicago Sun-Times and Splash publications, to share with you the Sun-Times’ statement regarding concerns specifically about the […]

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Embargo? What embargo?

March 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Careless sourcing, Miseducation

Tweet An anti-vaccine group masquerading as an autism advocacy organization broke an embargo of the CDC’s latest autism prevalence numbers, which will be officially released this Friday. The “Autism Action Network” – A-CHAMP – blasted the following email about one hour ago: Rumors are swirling that the federal government will release this Friday the next […]

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Expelled 2.0

May 29th, 2011 · 54 Comments · Miseducation, Serious overreach

Tweet   After sitting through two very boring presentations at this year’s Autism One conference, it was apparent to my colleague and I that writing about the annual anti-vaccine trade fair would be a challenge bordering on pointlessness. What could we say that hasn’t been said before? An hour later we were standing in the […]

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Measles outbreak at a glance

March 31st, 2011 · 5 Comments · Miseducation, Urban legend

Tweet The Minnesota Department of Health has so far confirmed 14 cases of measles, six eight of which have required hospitalization. All but one of the cases has been linked to an unvaccinated Somali child who picked up the disease during a trip to Kenya. MDH daily updates can be seen here. Of the 14 […]

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Opinion collides with science at Fox News

October 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Careless sourcing, Easy marks, Junk science, Miseducation, Useful idiots

Tweet On September 25, America’s favorite daytime think tank, Fox and Friends, alleged that vaccines cause autism, and that the US government is covering it up. And because this is Fox News, the story comes packaged in outrage: the US Federal Court of Claims is asking parents for a medical expert’s opinion of how the […]

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T-cell Party Patriots

May 8th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Miseducation, Serious overreach

Tweet Is the anti-vaccine movement looking to Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Nation for inspiration? It seems that way, given that Generation Rescue is calling its May 26 rally in Chicago’s Grant Park “An American Rally for Personal Rights”. In just two years, the movement has gone from Green Our Vaccines to “What Would Thomas Jefferson […]

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WAAD’s up with Matt Lauer?

April 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Careless sourcing, Miseducation

Tweet When Matt Lauer tells us “April is Autism Awareness Month”, there’s a good chance that a fawning celebrity interview set to treacly piano music will follow. Such was the case when The Today Show’s host interviewed Rodney and Holly Peete about their autistic son, Rodney, Jr. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and […]

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