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Entries from November 2012

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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Live blogging the autism hearing

November 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Facepalm

Tweet You can watch the House Committee on Government Operations and Reform online HERE. 12:59 pm CT – Joe Biden is shopping for children’s books at Costco. Welcome to C-Span 3. 1:00 – OK, here we go. Chairman Darrel Issa reminds us that the mission of the committee is to make sure tax money isn’t […]

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Keep your expectations low for autism hearing

November 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Junk science

Tweet C-SPAN 3 will broadcast today’s autism hearing live at 2 pm ET.  You can watch the House Committee on Government Operations and Reform online HERE. Here is the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee list of witnesses. Each will have five minutes to present. Coleen Boyle, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Birth […]

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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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Meet the new parent advice columnist
for the Chicago Sun Times

November 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Facepalm

Tweet From the UK’s Sun, we learn that “PLAYBOY babe Jenny McCarthy has revealed she was once so high on drugs she tried to have sex with a TREE.” And from the Chicago Sun-Times we learn that McCarthy’s Google PhD is good enough to land a gig as that paper’s parent advice columnist. Talk about […]

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Dan Burton is only trying to help

November 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Serious overreach

Tweet We have learned that Rep. Dan Burton (R-Pompous) has been given the go-ahead to hold hearings on vaccines and autism before the House Oversight Committee. Congressional attention, even from someone as unhinged as Burton, gives anti-vaccine groups the vapors. One group, SAFEMINDS, sent out a press release in August claiming “Congressman Darrell Issa, Chair […]

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