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Why, indeed?

Why does the media continually refer to an ex-Playboy Bunny rather than the ever-growing number of doctors, nurses, and researchers who are now questioning vaccines?

 

Lyn Redwood has an excellent article on Safeminds, that examines this question:

 

"During my training to become a nurse, I was taught that vaccines were safe, effective, and saved lives. As a health care provider and parent, I have witnessed that this is not always the case. I find it incredibly tragic for a child—or an adult—to be severely disabled or to die from an adverse vaccine reaction. This is as tragic as it is for a child—or adult—to be harmed by a vaccine preventable disease. We health care professionals cannot say that the injury a child suffers from a vaccine is somehow worth it for the greater good. We cannot keep dismissing parents’ concerns."

 

Why does the media present parents who choose not to vaccinate as foolish, uneducated hippies, ignoring the facts about the typical parent who delays or turns down vaccines? 


"Parents who choose not to vaccinate do not make the decision capriciously. They are typically well educated and well informed. Often they are better educated and better informed than the parents who follow the current CDC schedule. Yet the more the mainstream media ignores these parents’ concerns about the risks of the vaccines themselves, and the more headlines shouting BLAME BLAME BLAME on parents who are choosing to selectively vaccinate, the more thinking people will be encouraged to turn away from the entire vaccination program."

 

I like her conclusion:  

"It’s time for journalists to stop apologizing for harmful government practices and start doing their jobs to uncover what is going wrong with America’s vaccines."

But I'd take it one step further.  It's time for parents to stop apologizing for harmful government practices, and to stop attacking vaccine critics on parenting forums , and to start considering the question: IS there something going wrong with vaccines?  If there is (and obviously, there is, we all know it), why attack people who point it out?  Isn't that shooting the messenger?

How about taking that energy and using it to campaign for safer vaccines and safer vaccine practices (like, how about screening for known predisposition to vaccine reactions? and how about NOT marketing vaccines without a proven efficacy/safety record?)?  How about campaigning for transparency and accountability?  

There is something very wrong when people are afraid of transparency and accountability, and attack those who request it.

 

 

 

http://www.safeminds.org/blog/2014/05/08/american-media-failing-tell-sides-vaccine-story/

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It is easier to make fun of the Playboy Bunny and her idiotic rantings against vaccines and now in favor of vaccines, that is why. 

 

On another thread, I made the note that this poking fun at Jenny McCarthy is easier than coming to terms with someone like Mayim Bialik who has a PhD in neurology.  She is rarely made fun of.  However, last month when Alicia Silverstone was promoting her advice for moms book, Kind Mama, we were all reminded that she did not graduate from high school and that she was in the movie, "Clueless". 

 

Regardless of what any person in the public eye says about health, vaccines, nutrition, or life, a person has to do what is the best for themselves. 

 

Incidentally, it was a doctor, Dr Kartzinel, MD FAAP, who told Jenny McCarthy it was the vaccines that caused her son's condition. Her son got better and is doing well. That is a success story that should have everyone congratulating Jenny's efforts.  Instead, she is ridiculed. This is the condition of our culture. How terribly sad. 


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It is easier to make fun of the Playboy Bunny and her idiotic rantings against vaccines and now in favor of vaccines, that is why. 

 

On another thread, I made the note that this poking fun at Jenny McCarthy is easier than coming to terms with someone like Mayim Bialik who has a PhD in neurology.  She is rarely made fun of.  However, last month when Alicia Silverstone was promoting her advice for moms book, Kind Mama, we were all reminded that she did not graduate from high school and that she was in the movie, "Clueless". 

 

Regardless of what any person in the public eye says about health, vaccines, nutrition, or life, a person has to do what is the best for themselves. 

 

Incidentally, it was a doctor, Dr Kartzinel, MD FAAP, who told Jenny McCarthy it was the vaccines that caused her son's condition. Her son got better and is doing well. That is a success story that should have everyone congratulating Jenny's efforts.  Instead, she is ridiculed. This is the condition of our culture. How terribly sad. 

And society seems to be complacent with name calling in regards to Jenny, and for some reason, Mayalik is exempt from it, or so it seems...if Mayalik had been a poster girl like Jenny, would she be getting the same kind of response she is, even if she still held a ph.d in neuro?   And what about Kristin Cavallari?  The media is taking her out for a ride, too, and now she's popping up as a 'quack' as well.  The media can manipulate the public so well, I think half the population can't tell fact from fiction.The amount of people who believe the Enquirer's stories are astounding, and they repeat it as if it's the truth.  

But we all know msm refuses to show the truth, esp when it concerns a mega giant like pharma....too much to lose.  

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Just about anyone can stand up and be spokes person if they're loud enough and if they care enough to put themselves out there.  Jenny put herself out there and somehow her child was cured from Autism.  If that's that case she may want to put the cure out there too so others can gain that kind of ground breaking information.  As for Kristin, I don't know, her husband has diabetes and her speaking out about health related issues may stem from that.  

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http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/the-measles-vaccine-failure-the-u-s-media-is-not-covering/

 

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In addition to whooping cough, measles is also making a comeback with new outbreaks, and again, the U.S. mainstream media is blaming unvaccinated children. But the failures of the measles vaccine are also well documented. Lawrence Solomon, the research director of the  Consumer Policy Institute in Canada, recently wrote a series of articles exposing the faults of the measles vaccine that were published in theFinancial Post. This is the other side of the measles story. One that is well-documented, but censored in the U.S. media.
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Jenny had been very public about her son's condition. She wrote three light hearted books about her journey.  She went to Washington DC to lobby for safer, greener vaccinations.  She was on Larry King numerous times WITH MEDICAL DOCTORS collaborating her informationm and on Dr. Oz. She had the best doctors in the land work with her son. She endured hospitalizations and wrong diagnoses for her son's poor health. But she was relentless and used her time and resources to get her son better. What does she get for this?  She is called a porn star, Playboy bunny, centerfold, dumbbell. 

 

Yet there is plenty of information out there that the MMR and aP are not as effective as they are said to be, news is censored, and doctors lie to their patients. The media goes after outbreaks of measles, mumps, pertussis, with 21 cases here and 68 cases there, yet one boy in 25 - 38 is being diagnosed with autism, and not a peep from the media. 


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If u look up brainwashing 101 it makes perfect sense . They slap her and slap all moms who question their safety . Make you think you will be looked at the same way . Get bully types who hate our type anyway to jump in the frenzy which they gladly do . It's a concerted almost desperate effort. Designed to rattle confidence .
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It is easier to make fun of the Playboy Bunny and her idiotic rantings against vaccines and now in favor of vaccines, that is why. 

 

She isnt in favor of vaccines, she's in favor of less vaccines, and more choice when it comes to vaccination. But nuance is difficult it seems for any journalist reporting her views.

 

Yes, Ive noticed all this celebrity bashing the minute they take  non mainstream medical views.

 

On another thread, I made the note that this poking fun at Jenny McCarthy is easier than coming to terms with someone like Mayim Bialik who has a PhD in neurology.  She is rarely made fun of.  However, last month when Alicia Silverstone was promoting her advice for moms book, Kind Mama, we were all reminded that she did not graduate from high school and that she was in the movie, "Clueless". 

 

Regardless of what any person in the public eye says about health, vaccines, nutrition, or life, a person has to do what is the best for themselves. 

 

Incidentally, it was a doctor, Dr Kartzinel, MD FAAP, who told Jenny McCarthy it was the vaccines that caused her son's condition. Her son got better and is doing well. That is a success story that should have everyone congratulating Jenny's efforts.  Instead, she is ridiculed. This is the condition of our culture. How terribly sad. 

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I know that Jenny McCarthy's views re vaccines are for less vaxes, more time between vaxes, and greener vaxes. She lobbied Washington DC with RFK JR.

 

The press has more fun making fun of a blonde beautiful woman than telling the truth.


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I know that Jenny McCarthy's views re vaccines are for less vaxes, more time between vaxes, and greener vaxes. She lobbied Washington DC with RFK JR.

 

Moderate and reasonable..  So horrifying (snark)


There is a battle of two wolves inside us.  One is good and the other is evil.  The wolf that wins is the one you feed.

 

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And it is very sad how Jenny is treated in the media. She devoted time, energy, travel, and writing to recovering her son. She was lied to, blown off, and ignored by much of the medical community. She knew something was wrong. Her son was diagnosed with epilepsy and given strong medications. She suffered a divorce.  All of this time she had to keep her career going to pay the bills. She was lucky to be well connected to find the right doctors to finally make some positive improvement in her son's condition.  I am sure her son will never be 100%, but she kept moving forward; many women would have given up. The fact that she had enough money to do all of this helped her. Yes, she took her clothes off again in Playboy at age 40 - it pays well too. This is the society we live in. 

 

In the end, I admire her. She fought for her son and she recovered him from autism. That is nothing to ridicule.


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I know that Jenny McCarthy's views re vaccines are for less vaxes, more time between vaxes, and greener vaxes. She lobbied Washington DC with RFK JR.

 

The press has more fun making fun of a blonde beautiful woman than telling the truth.

Its so obviously misogynist. People actually believe you cant be beautiful/sexy, and intelligent....oh, wait, and blonde. But those are the same people who never question mainstream propaganda.....

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A bit OT, but beautiful blonde former Playboy centerfold Suzanne Somers has also been marginalized despite the fact that she has survived breast cancer for over ten years and is quite healthy despite her advocacy of alternative methods of healthcare and supplements. Of course, the Westside Los Angeles plastic surgeons do their part too. mmm.  There is a pattern here?


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