CNN Reinstates Two Deleted Stories on CDC Whistleblower After Verifying Veracity

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In a remarkable turn of events, after a weekend that included a total of three reports on CDC Whistleblower Dr. William Thompson being deleted from CNN’s iReport page, the first two have been reinstated, presumably following review from CNN.

You can see them here, and here.

This means de facto that the mainstream media magic carpet prayer– suggesting Thompson’s claims could not be verified– is not going to arrive.

CNN emerges as so far the only mainstream media outlet or TV network that is capable of reporting reality when it turns out they had been wrong on a major story. For this they should be commended.

Major media, largely supported by the pharmaceutical industry as main sponsor, has unanimously and consistently backed the “vaccines are perfectly safe” argument and abusively attacked parents of damaged children as “anti-vaxxers.” They have also pummeled the argument that British gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield committed “fraud” as per free-lance journalist Brian Deer’s foaming persecutions. The 1998 Lancet paper at the center of the controversy has since been cleared in a British High Court, along with, preposterously, some, but not all, of the paper’s 13 authors.

Now it would appear the roles have been reversed, and it is the pro-vaccine crowd that must deal with allegations of very serious fraud, form inside the CDC itself. (The second major fraud scandal involving criminality to hit the CDC in recent years.)

Except they are not “allegations,” like those made by Brian Deer against Wakefield. These “allegations” are documented, in papers that scientist, and father of a vaccine injured child, Dr. Brian Hooker, obtained by way of FOIA requests, later confirmed by the whistleblower himself–Dr. Thompson.

Many of the parties involved have the documents, and the results have been summarized in a scientific paper published by Dr. Hooker in early August, which you can read here.






21 thoughts on “CNN Reinstates Two Deleted Stories on CDC Whistleblower After Verifying Veracity”

  1. One thing I want to mention, based on a ton of research I’ve done, is that it is very likely that CNN got pressure from their on line community to take the posts down. They generally trust their communities, but the problem is that they are generally overrun with zealots. It’s like that everywhere you can find a public on line community of any importance. Wikipedia, reddit, you name it, they’re there.

    They will complain without reading anything, defend their actions as protecting the community from garbage and argue incessantly for their position, ignoring or dismissing any contrary evidence without ever considering that they might be wrong. They’re very trollish and they’re everywhere.

    Sometimes they are working in conjunction with skeptic organizations. JREF, CSI, those people. There is not much anyone can do except fight back or go away.

  2. Thank you for being one of the few people who are willing to cover this. We parents of vaccine injured children have been waiting a long time for this day. Maybe this will finally help lead to proper research into the current vaccine schedule.

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  3. Thank you for reporting the truth on this matter. The world just got a little bit better because of you. I can’t thank you enough!

  4. Thank you Celia. I am grateful for journalists like you. This story is long over due. Please don’t stop unfolding the issue.

  5. Thank you! Finally an honest and conscientious journalistic professional. Such a relief in a corrupt situation. The children should overwrite everything else. It’s all about them, and it’s a sigh of relief to know that there are still honest journalists in our world!

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