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Entries from August 2008

The empiricists strike back

August 7th, 2008 · 11 Comments · AAP, Narrative

Tweet Amanda Peet is a rare species of Hollywood celebrity – thoughtful, humble, serene, and strangely not self-absorbed. That makes her the perfect spokesperson to help the American Academy of Pediatrics inject some much-needed sanity into the manufactured debate over vaccines. The contrast between Peet, who supports vaccines, and Jenny McCarthy, who loudly opposes them, […]

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Another sponsor drops Savage

August 4th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Housecleaning

Tweet Honda throws talk radio shock jock Michael Savage under the bus for his intemperate and misinformed comments about autism. Sears, Radio Shack, Hoover Vacuum and others have also distanced themselves from Savage Nation. Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 Subject: RE: Michael Savage Dear Mr. ___, Your communication regarding Michael Savage has been referred to […]

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