Thursday, April 21, 2011

Crackpot Bumps Up NY Times Ratings

NY Times front page online:
Magazine Preview
The Crash and Burn of an Autism Guru
Andrew Wakefield, condemned by the press and the medical establishment, still believes in a link between autism and vaccines.
The man participated in a campaign to inflate the risk of vaccination which has resulted in outbreaks of measles and other preventable diseases around the world.  His conduct while participating in this campaign was outrageous by all of the standards that researchers are supposed to abide by.  The crazy man yelling on the street corner in Berkeley has a much more relevant opinion on autism and vaccines.  The CDC might be an even better place to ask.  You know, people with actual credibility and relevance.

NY Times, please be a little choosier about what gets front page coverage.  Thanks PZ for pointing out the crazy.

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