Saturday, October 24, 2009

Autism Blog Disgrace: lbrb Continues Hypocritical Mudslinging

lbrb is a disgrace.

The blog site which defines mudslinging in the autism blogosphere is continuing its disgraceful hypocrisy by slinging more mud while howling about alleged mudslinging by what it calls the "vaccines cause autism consortium" ... SafeMinds, Generation Rescue, the National Autism Association, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA.)

In The war on Tom Insel and the IACC lbrb throws mud at these groups because they criticize Dr. Tom Insel and the IACC. This is the same Dr. Insel who has has, amongst other gems, informed Senator Harkin's committee that an observational study of autism rates amongst existing vaccinated and unvaccinated populations could not be done. Dr. Insel's testimony is contradicted by public statements by former NIH head Dr. Bernadine Healy and former CDC director Dr. Julie Gerberding, both of whom have stated that such an observational study could and should be done. Even Dr. Duane Alexander, a member of the IACC, has stated publicly that such a study could be done.

In the topsy turvy world of lbrb criticizing Dr. Insel for his dubious testimony before Senator Harkin's committee, for his flippant dismissal of increased estimates of autism diagnoses, his machinations on the IACC to shelve the proposed comparative study amounts to mudslinging. But all the name calling by lbrb is not?

Somewhere in the minds of the lbrb crew there is probably some logic, some consistency, some principle to be found but the world will need a very complex road map to find them.

lbrb is fully engaged in its own war .... a war on reality.

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Wade Rankin said...

LB/RB steadily degenerated over the years into a forum for smug and closed-minded criticism of the most negative sort. Now that Kev Leitch has abdicated most of the writing to others, the posts are not even particularly well thought-out. That blog is rapidly losing credibility even among the ND advocates it used to lead.

farmwifetwo said...

When they had that post about how one of the IACC members left and blamed it all on the "vaccine camps" instead of "inappriate conduct" - I am under the impression that person left materials behind at a meeting and someone else found them, is that not what happened to MP Bernier?? and other politicians?? - they went after them for mudslinging.

I posted the same thing on LBRB... they claim to take the higher ground but they don't.. supposedly they are better and smarter ::eye-roll::... because instead of taking the higher ground and ignoring those groups you don't agree with you mudsling yourself... Sure.. thing... NOT!!!!

I don't pretend to know or wish to know the ins and outs of the vaccine wars nor IACC.... but when Grinker's wife is on the committee and other's with agenda's are on it... I think it's a farce to begin with since their is no one on it that's unbiased.

And the first comment under the Paul Offit award post is right on... except to claim his vaccines are wonderful and will do no harm (and I suspect in his opinion he believes his work on vaccines to be necessary and in all the best intentions.. I respect that) but what has he ever done for those with autism??