Autism News Beat

An evidence-based resource for journalists

Autism News Beat header image 2
precio viagra españa cialis barato cialis generico en peru cialis barcelona levitra femme kamagra oral jelly preis kamagra in berlin kaufen levitra effet secondaire billig kamagra viagra droga generica potenzmittel rezeptfrei kamagra wien cialis marketing strategy cialis 20mg sildenafil generico mexico pastillas levitra sildenafil comprimidos comprar viagra generico contrareembolso levitra 20mg foro viagra generica viagra media pastilla kamagra in holland efectos sildenafil mujeres comprar viagra en madrid cialis kaufen deutschland viagra andorra precio precio cialis 5 mg kamagra österreich cialis generika apotheke levitra en pharmacie kamagra sobres viagra original kaufen cialis generika wirkung comprar viagra online sildenafil venezuela viagra bestellen erfahrungen pastillas sildenafil levitra espana erektionsstorung viagra generique en ligne cialis pour la femme precio viagra sildenafil en mujeres viagra 100 mg pfizer cialis precios vendo viagra en barcelona viagra receta precio cialis españa vrai cialis moins cher commande cialis cialis indicaciones versandapotheke kamagra preis viagra andorra cialis pour les femmes precio viagra andorra tadalafil genericos tadalafil comprar foro viagra viagra venta en farmacias tadalafil ohne rezept levitra farmacia levitra precio viagra ohne rezept kaufen levitra remboursement viagra verkaufen comprar viagra feminino tadalafil online bestellen kamagra gel cialis o viagra cual es mejor cialis in deutschland kaufen viagra natural receta cialis aus indien sildenafil venta libre venta viagra sin receta viagras en ligne medicament cialis cialis comprar comprar viagra generico sildenafil fur frauen opiniones cialis generico cialis farmacias similares levitra pastilla tadalafil similares venta viagra españa kamagra oral jelly berlin cialis livraison rapide sildenafil magnus 50 mg sildenafil venta sin receta potenzmittel kamagra cialis foro levitra en suisse viagra en farmacias firmel sildenafil comprar levitra por internet erektile dysfunktion viagra kaufen privat compra cialis generico comprar viagra farmacia cialis en ligne cialis tadalafil kaufen kamagra india medikament viagra sildenafil 50 mg precios tadalafil 20mg kaufen cialis se vende sin receta comprar viagra mar del plata kamagra wo kaufen viagra a vendre viagra requiere receta medica cialis seriös kaufen kamagra kaufen deutschland sildenafil similar achat vardenafil precio viagra generico viagra medicament sildenafil ohne rezept comprar vardenafil kamagra kautabletten erfahrungen sildenafil indien viagra donde comprar cialis generika preiswert kamagra kautabletten test viagra foros super kamagra apotheke levitra sans ordonnance cialis precio andorra tadalafil argentina comprar viagra con paypal viagra kaufen online comprar viagra pfizer tabletten ohne rezept viagra natural barcelona levitra similar cialis verkauf sildenafil citrate kaufen viagra kaufen mit rezept viagra de pfizer viagra marcas viagra generica en españa viagras genericos viagra se vende sin receta cialis de 5 mg compra cialis online kamagra rezeptpflichtig tadalafil precio viagra precio en farmacias sildenafil citrate tablets tadalafil en chile viagra kaufen seriös cialis requiere receta comprar cialis andorra cialis en farmacias venta viagra barcelona cialis generico contrareembolso cialis genericos ventajas viagra cialis au quotidien cialis generico madrid cialis andorra precio levitra medicamento sildenafil peru disfuncion erectil tratamiento vendo viagra viña del mar cialis receta medica cialis espagne sildenafil efectos en mujeres impotencia sexual potenzmittel cialis generika viagra gratis preisvergleich cialis generika levitra generico comprar levitra sur le net medicamento viagra foro levitra sildenafil receta sildenafil sirve para las mujeres comprar viagra contrareembolso el viagra venta viagra generico viagra für die frau bestellen levitra pas cher viagra kaufen at viagra pfizer 100mg sildenafil 50 mg magnus comprar cialis original comprar cialis españa viagra kaufen türkei sildenafil tabletten super kamagra bestellen cuanto cuesta el viagra cialis paris internetapotheke viagra pfizer viagra online comprar sildenafil cialis de 10 mg sildenafil farmacias ahumada venta viagra madrid sildenafil nombre comercial achat levitra venta cialis online venta viagra comprar levitra en andorra levitra moins cher viagra cialis levitra comparison comprar cialis farmacia precio cialis generico commander cialis en france super kamagra günstig kaufen comprar sildenafil sin receta super kamagra preis viagra nombres comerciales pastillas cialis cialis kaufen paypal kamagra 100 kautabletten levitra bayer precio ventas viagra kamagra sabores comprar cialis 5 mg viagra magnus sildenafil generico en mexico kamagra madrid comprar viagra por internet generika tadalafil cialis viagra precio en españa comprar levitra 20 mg procurer du levitra la viagra levitra contrareembolso viagra usa kaufen kamagra en venezuela medicamento sildenafil viagra farmacias similares precio viagra 50 pastillas viagra comprar cialis 10 mg cialis medicamento viagra kaufen viagra legal kaufen cialis generika aus europa comprar viagra fiable sildenafil 100mg comprar levitra original sildenafil genericos viagra precio sin receta viagra sevilla cialis 5mg kaufen precio vardenafil foro cialis viagra cialise medicament comprar viagra natural cialis farmacia ahumada precio de cialis viagra madrid cialis generico en monterrey viagra barata super kamagra preisvergleich erektion precio viagra argentina cialis kaufen online cialis generika indien comprar viagra por correo sildenafil para mujer venta de cialis viagra necesita receta vendo cialis madrid viagra frau kaufen comprar cialis en sevilla viagra nombre cialis generico en guadalajara cialis farmacias cialis tabletas vardenafil generique kamagra kaufen forum viagra genericos mejor viagra kamagra kaufen günstig cialis por internet comprar levitra en españa comprar cialis generico contrareembolso precio levitra en farmacia vardenafilo generico vendo sildenafil remedios disfuncion erectil sildenafil en la mujer comprar viagra online españa sildenafil efectos a largo plazo comprar tadalafil cialis instrucciones viagra kaufen rezeptfrei sildenafil billig precio cialis 5 mg 28 comprimidos mejor viagra o cialis kamagra tabletten erfahrungen viagra en tunisie comprar viagra seguro viagra farmacia ahumada kamagra jelly kaufen original cialis levitra receta medica kamagra online receta viagra precios viagra viagra original online vendo viagra antofagasta levitra sin receta medica cialis tadalafil bestellen levitra 20 mg generico commander cialis cialis a vendre viagra 100mg vardenafil 20mg viagra oferta potenzmittel cialis diario precio levitra france similares viagra comprar cialis en barcelona vendo viagra original vardenafil generico mexico comprar viagra sin receta günstig kamagra bestellen cialis 5 mg 28 comprimidos precio viagra thailand kaufen cialis ventajas forum viagra en ligne viagra online kaufen de viagra contrareembolso viagra kaufen in thailand kamagra preise viagra o similar precio farmacia viagra comprar viagra generica rezeptfreie potenzmittel kamagra soft tabletten tadalafil en argentina viagra kaufen in hamburg comprar viagra internet vendo viagra contrareembolso comprar viagra autentica cialis lilly icos cialis necesita receta medica precio cialis en andorra generic sildenafil venta levitra kamagra günstig comprar levitra online nebenwirkungen cialis generika tadalafil generico colombia cialis comprimidos medicamento sildenafil 50 mg

WAAD’s up with Matt Lauer?

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

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 for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Lauer stumbled through his last celebrity autism interview, an hour-long Dateline episode about disgraced UK gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield. Lauer’s low point came when Wakefield looked him in the eye and said he had no conflict of interest when he published his infamous 1998 paper in The Lancet. Lauer just shrugged it off and moved on.

So it was when Lauer recently interviewed the Peetes. Between Generation Rescue talking points, the retired NFL quarterback and his Star-of-21-Jump-Street wife plugged their new book with the made-for-Lifetime title, Not My Boy! Lauer was happy to go along.

“We’ve done a lot of segments on autism,” said Lauer, “and the thing that always strikes me is (your son) was doing fine. All the milestones (were met). You were bonding, you were talking, then it changes suddenly.”

Lauer is trying to say that he has interviewed other parents who claimed their children suddenly regressed into autism. The narrative dovetails nicely with the urban legend that vaccines cause autism. Lauer promptly segues into two more anti-vaccine talking points: that it costs $150,000 a year to treat children with autism, and that couples with an autistic child divorce at higher rates than the rest of us. Holly Peete, who can currently be seen board-rooming with anti-vaxer Donald Trump on The Apprentice, ran with it.

“It’s completely unaffordable,” she said after her husband cops to trying “alternative therapies”. “You mention 650,000 kids (with autism). They’re going to become adults.” Ah yes, the autism tsunami, bearing down on a global village near you. If Lauer was of a mind to practice journalism, he might have pressed the Peetes about their evidence for an autism epidemic, or asked how much those unproven and likely ineffective alternative treatments were costing them.

Lauer moved on. “I heard a cra-a-zy statistic,” he said, as he turned “crazy” into a three-syllable word. “The divorce rate among parents with autistic children is ridiculously high.” That statistic is so crazy, it doesn’t even need a number to go with it! It’s also not supported by fact.

Conspicuously absent from the interview was any mention of vaccines. In fact, there appears to be a decoupling of the vaccine canard from reporting of World Autism Awareness Month/Day in general. A Google News search of March 31-April 4, using the terms “World Autism Awareness Day” and “vaccines” yields only 11 hits, mostly for blog entries. Striking “vaccines” from the search yields over 530 hits.


1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Kelly Green // Apr 14, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I see they have worn out…”Early intervention is key” & “Do vaccines cause it?” Now they have “Oh the costs” & “Oh the divorce rate?” Let’s hope we can SOON shift the media’s attention to a more relevant and HELPFUL focus. The Peetes did try and make some good points despite Laure’s lack of awareness!

Leave a Comment