You know, it seems like just yesterday that I criticized the anti-vaccine propaganda site Age of Autism for constantly flinging vitriolic insults at its critics while never actually addressing any of the science they’re so “skeptical” of. You’d think that with all their passion, they’d want nothing better than to discuss their smoking gun scientific evidence that every doctor in the world is in on the ultimate conspiracy to poison and eat our babies. [LINK UPDATED 12.3.09 WITH GOOGLE’S CACHE BECAUSE AOA PULLED THE ENTRY OFF THEIR SITE]
That’s right. It was yesterday. And less than twenty-four hours later, AoA is up to its never-changing tactics of childishly insulting those that tell them they’re wrong. You’d think they’d have better things to do than call people doo-doo heads all day long…like save all those children from being murdered with the evil, Hitler Zombie vaccines that were forged in the bowels of Hell by Osama bin Laden, ManBearPig, and that guy who possessed Locke’s body on Lost.
But no. They’ve back to just childish insults. Enter Katie Wright. I haven’t written about her yet because this is the first time I can remember reading her drivel.
And to think, it started off so well:
After reading the inane interview with Amanda Peet (who referred to parents who veer from the vaccination schedule as “parasites” in Cookie Magazine earlier this year) in this month’s “Self” magazine, I was compelled to satirize the piece in order to better reflect the full scope of Peet’s absurd and pompous proclamations about autism and vaccine safety.
You mean the interview Amanda Peet gave eleven months ago? The same interview, where she later unjustifiably apologized for calling anti-vaccine wackiloons “parasites”? You’re just reading it now?
But you know, I’m clearly cranky today so let’s give Ms. Wright a chance, shall we. Let the five-year-old behavior BEGIN:
Hmmm…. I am not a doctor, but I know one at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I am not the parent of a child with autism but I know all about what causes it and what doesn’t. I am not the parent of a child with a life threatening infectious disease but I have read about how prevalent this problem is in the THIRD WORLD.
Hmm, what’s a two-word phrase for “not a doctor”?
Katie Wright? Excelent.
Okay, now what’s a two-word phrase for a person who fallaciously assumes that having an autistic child automatically transforms them into the world’s leading autism and vaccine expert?
Katie Wright? Jenny McCarthy?
And what would one call this logically fallacious argument?
And what’s the name of a person who DOES have an autistic child but disagrees with Katie?
Michael Goudeau? Sorry Katie. By your own line of reasoning, you can’t possibly be correct because Michael Goudeau has a child with autism and he strongly disagrees with you.
I am not the parent of a child with a life threatening infectious disease but I have read about how prevalent this problem is in the THIRD WORLD.
Yes, apparently Ms. Katie Wright has never heard of books or, you know, learnin’ stuff. The only possible way to know anything is to experience it yourself. There’s just no way otherwise.
This tirade is even too stupid for me to continue. There’s Ray Comfort stupid. And then there’s Katie Wright, the first education denier I’ve ever heard of.
There’s absolutely nothing in her piece that even comes close to a coherent thought. It’s just her throwing out trite, meaningless buzz words to suggest what a brilliant maverick she is for not accepting what the Truth Nazis, those truthinistas with their fancy books tell her and just declaring the mantel of autism expert by fiat alone while projecting her own side’s arguments onto her critics:
I have “done my research” and “know the facts!”
That’s what you and your AoA cohorts say. The real experts, of which Amanda Peet is not (nor has she ever claimed to be), don’t pretend to know more than what can be demonstrably proven with evidence. They don’t just say they’ve done all the research or that they know all the facts. They’re happy to admit how much they don’t know while explaining the details of what they do know. When has Age of Autism or Katie Wright ever presented a single paper to a scientific peer review. When have they ever published a credible study in a reputable journal? NEVER.
And for someone who acts like she does have all the facts, she sure can misrepresent the real experts’ opinions:
Dr. Offit and I firmly believe that there is no risk whatsoever to injecting babies with an unlimited number multiple vaccines.
When, Katie? When has Dr. Paul Offit EVER, EVER made such a preposterous claim? I will personally give you every dollar I own if you can point me to a legitimate instance in which this claim was uttered by Dr. Paul Offit. Every dollar I own.
People this asshole dumb piss me off more than even sleazebags like J.B. Handley for some reason. This polemic is even worst than the stupid Thanksgiving image. No sane, rational editor of any site wishing to have credibility of any kind would publish this trash. If an eight-year-old claimed to have written this, I’d suspect they were lying and made their younger brother write it. It’s just a new low in Age of Autism’s sinking ship.
Go ahead. Click the link and read the whole bloody article. I fear any further reading on my part would only cause permanent brain damage.