Today Orac delivers another thundering rebuke to the Huffington Post and the rest of the thimerosal conspiracy believers. Interestingly, Orac compares the believers to creationists, a link that had occurred to me too. Orac notes their similar methods, for example challenging opponents to public “debates” (and writing popular books), instead of publishing in peer-reviewed science journals the way real scientists do.
And this really astonished me (although perhaps it shouldn’t have): Orac finds Kennedy in discussion with Scarborough continuing to lie about what transpired at the Simpsonwood conference:
There are scientists there from the government who are saying—who are reading the reports and saying, this is undeniable. There's no way we can ever deny this. I am not going to give this to my children, but now let's hide this from the American people. And it's that clear.
And this is what I write about. It's this language that I write about in the “Rolling Stone” and the “Salon” piece that is so shocking, where we have the guys who are supposed to be protecting Americans' health who are actually conspiring to keep this stuff in the vaccines.
Kennedy is a liar. A liar. There can be no doubt about this now, no possibility that he just didn’t read the whole transcript. I can’t help but think if he had any real evidence he wouldn’t have to lie.