It appears that there is a fake "grass routes" smear campaign orchestrated by the pharmaceutical industry to keep Jenny McCarthy off The View.
"If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings"~ Leonardo da Vinci
I don't think it's very nice to call Voice for Vaccines a "fake grass roots" campaign, because they accept medical advice and are supported in their message by public health officials.
Here's the Voices for Vaccines website: http://www.voicesforvaccines.org
and their mission statement:
Voices for Vaccines (VFV) is a parent-driven organization supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials that provides parents clear, science-based information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease, as well as an opportunity to join the national discussion about the importance of on-time vaccination.
The objection appears to be about members of the advisory board. Here's what they say about that:
Call my cynical, but if I wanted to make a fake grass roots campaign to fight anti-vaccine sentiment, I don't think I'd mention by name on my website the names of people who are so often claimed to be in the pay of big pharma by anti-vaccination groups..... I think I'd be bit more subtle about it.
I believe they are what they claim to be.
Mother of two living in UK. Daughter (2007) born in USA, son (2010) born here. I'm pro natural birth, midwife care, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing and a keen advocate of cloth diapering. I'm a full time working research scientist (physical sciences) and I'm pro-vaccine.
I am confused tho: their advisory board is who it is, I don't think their honesty about who is on their advisory board is some type of integrity litmus test, which they passed, I think it is the year 2G plus 13 & the Internet, if they tried to hide their advisory board, they would be found out anyway.
Yk, I believe Amanda Peet & SMGellar really believe in vaccines too. The thing is, I think it is a bankrupt strategy, because weren't they just telling us NOT to listen to actresses & grassroots groups of moms? Which is it?