What the Lame-Stream Media really said when they panned VAXXED …

by Kenneth Stoller MD   www.incurable-me.com

Anne Dachel, author of The Big Autism Cover-Up, wanted the public to know what the reviewers from the New York Times and other controlled main stream outlets were really saying in their lame reviews of Dr. Wakefield’s film.

So, she has translated their double-speak into clear unambiguous English:

We’ve been helping to cover up the link between an unsafe, unchecked vaccine schedule and autism for so long, we can’t suddenly start to legitimately report on this topic.

We’re so dependent on advertising revenue from the pharmaceutical industry that we won’t say anything that could jeopardize that income.

For these reasons and others…. Continue reading What the Lame-Stream Media really said when they panned VAXXED …

Doctors Attack “60 Minutes” Shortt Story…

CBS has a well deserved BAD reputation among News journalists.  It’s a fact one considers when dealing with them.  Yet,  I wasn’t a bit hesitant to let them into Jim Shortt’s story – for good reason – the old adage “There’s no such thing as bad press.”

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

There’s a war going on in North America between the forces of “Health” and “Medicine.”  “Health” is winning, not because it has more money and power, but because the people of North America, and the world, have found out that there is a definite difference between the two – and that it is better to be healthy than medicated.

In fact, it is becoming clear that the two are opposites. Continue reading Doctors Attack “60 Minutes” Shortt Story…

So, You Didn’t Like the “60 Minutes” Jim Shortt MD Story…

“60 Minutes” Producer Andy Court believes, strongly, that the piece on Alternative Medicine practitioner Jim Shortt that ran Wednesday January 12th, 2005 was“fair and balanced.”  He called me, and told me so.

But from the phone calls, and e-mails, I’m getting, much of the real world doesn’t agree with him.  They say it was a typical CBS – Dan Rather, “make up the news as you go along” report.  Something CBS is publicly known for.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen Continue reading So, You Didn’t Like the “60 Minutes” Jim Shortt MD Story…

“60 Minutes” to Air Jim Shortt MD Story Tonight…

Big Pharma’s “quackbuster,”  operation went into overdrive a few months ago trying to find a story, any story, to take the heat off Merck’s mass murder of over 55,000 Americans with their deadly “Vioxx” product.  Merck had been caught spending over 500 million dollars to mass market Vioxx after they were well aware, and took steps to cover up, Vioxx’s  deadly characteristics.

As yet, no arrests have been made of the Merck executives involved – or of the US Food & Drug (FDA) agents involved in the cover-up.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen Continue reading “60 Minutes” to Air Jim Shortt MD Story Tonight…

Wisconsin is the “Test Case…”

Wisconsin has, for the last several years, been a “showdown” between the waning quackbuster forces and the emerging, and awakening, North American Health Freedom Movement.  To some, the problems in Wisconsin represent a microcosm of the whole health situation on the North American continent. To me, the study of how the quackbusters entrenched themselves in Wisconsin, brought out valuable, and usable, information on how to beat the quackbusters – everywhere.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Recently, purely by accident, in Wisconsin, we discovered another important aspect of the suppression of cutting-edge health care – the health insurance industry.  Oh, we knew the health insurance industry doesn’t want to pay for new things, but we never knew, or understood, the extent they’d go to to damage a provider of cutting-edge health care.  Below, you’ll read about how we found out.  You’ll also read what the health insurance people did to a health practitioner who found a way to demand payment using the US Government. Continue reading Wisconsin is the “Test Case…”

Prescription Drug Benefit Under Medicare…

A Guest Editorial by Joel M. Kauffman, PhD, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus,  University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

 

By now you must believe you have heard every possible objection and outrage to the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit plan of 2003 that is now law.  The loudest screams are opposites: that there are gaps in the benefit, the “doughnut hole”, which should be plugged, and the maximum benefit should be set higher, meaning that it ought to cost us taxpayers more.  Others cry that drugs cost too much, that the plan is a drug company subsidy, so costs should be forced down because drugs are in the same class as a public utility.  The drug companies object that this will stifle all innovation. Continue reading Prescription Drug Benefit Under Medicare…

In Wisconsin: The Exception Proves the Rule…

Well, I was proven wrong on something – and I’m very pleased it happened. It happened in Wisconsin.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

I have a jaundiced view of the media, especially national media. I wrote about this a few months ago in article called “Big Pharma Doesn’t Own the Media…”

So when members of the Wisconsin Association for Health Freedom (WAHF) thought about approaching CBS affiliate Channel 3’s “I-Team” in Madison about the quackbuster onslaught in their State, I was supportive, but not real enthusiastic. To me, TV has a fleeting sense, and doesn’t take the time to examine an issue, unless there’s a lot of blood, a car chase, bare skin, or inter-marriage between species. There is also that segment of the media who likes “shock” and has no compunctions about charging into your life with a camera, and making you look as bad as possible for their audience. Continue reading In Wisconsin: The Exception Proves the Rule…

CBS Airs “Sniveling Quackbuster” Expose’…

I have to hand it to CBS. They were able to capture, on Television, the true ESSENCE of quackbusterism, it’s REAL meaning, and the TRUTH of quackbuster existence.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

In the second day of their special investigative report, CBS played the tape of little Bobbie Baratz, The PRESIDENT of the not-so-illustrious National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) crying his heart out, sniveling, and sniffling his way through testimony (and life). Thank God we had the presence of mind to tape the TV show, for the laughter was SO contagious while viewing the show, it had to be replayed several times on VHS to get the full flavor of the event. Continue reading CBS Airs “Sniveling Quackbuster” Expose’…

CBS Nukes Wisconsin Quackbuster Assault…

Who says the national media isn’t interested in the attack on Alternative Medicine? If it was YOU, don’t say it any more, because it just happened in Madison, Wisconsin.  And, it wasn’t that hard to accomplish.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

I intentionally forgot to mention, in my articles about the War in Wisconsin, that CBS television was filming our every move in Madison, Wisconsin’s capitol. I also neglected to mention that CBS was traveling around the State, interviewing top AltMed leaders on camera.

Of course, I kept it to myself that CBS was carefully directed to take a HARD look at the Quackbuster operation nationwide, including the dubious National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), the questionable website www.quackwatch.com, and their relationship with two card-carrying quackbuster members employed as Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) prosecutors, Arthur Thexton, and James Polewski.

Why did I keep this quiet? When we’ve been working on this for months? I like to surprise the quackbusters. It’s good for their psyche.  Continue reading CBS Nukes Wisconsin Quackbuster Assault…

Big Pharma Doesn’t Own the Media…

One of the questions I most often get asked is one version, or another, of the plea “How does a loser like Stephen Barrett, and his dubious website (quackwatch.com), get quoted in the media, so often?”

That question is definitely on the minds of thinkers in the North American Health Freedom Movement. After all, it just doesn’t make any sense for American media to offer the blatherings of a failed MD, operating out of his basement, as legitimate comment on the American health scene.  Continue reading Big Pharma Doesn’t Own the Media…