Wednesday, April 02, 2008

CNN, World Autism Day Coverage

At 8:06 AM, Sanjay Gupta and the eye candy of the hour agree that we don't know the cause of autism. They allude to a study about premature infants but draw no conclusions.(maybe two minutes)

I also learned how many flights were in the air nationwide and that a woman basketball player played through an injury.

At 8:42 AM, the eye candy again referenced the study on premature births and restated her opinion that we don't know what causes autism. (30 seconds)
One drug company commercial.

Learned that someone found a parachute that did not belong to D. B. Cooper. CNN missed the opportunity to tell us that a cow was found who couldn't fly. Was updated on how many flights were in the air.

One drug company commercial.

At 9:12 AM, Gupta says early intervention is key for autism. (10 seconds)

Two drug company commercials.

Update on parachute that was not D.B. Cooper's.

9:30 AM, Bob Wright and a kid with autism ring the opening bell on Wall Street.(10 seconds)

9:35 AM, The hot babe mentions the study about premature kids again from which no conclusions can be drawn. (15 seconds)

9:50 AM, The babe tells us autism affects 1 in 150. (5 seconds)

9:53 AM, John Dear, CNN producer, talks about getting a diagnosis and the fact that insurance won't pay for behavioral treatments for autism.(2 minutes, 30 seconds)

Two drug company commercials.

10:10 AM, Looks like the babe went home. Some guy is reiterating the study about premature infants.

11:48 AM Went out for awhile. Got back in time to learn that Jessica Simpson bought bigger breasts and saw another drug company commercial.

One more drug company ad.

A different hot babe is on now, blonde hair but looks about the same as the other hot babe. She can read as well as the first babe to tell us the same news.

12:06 Babe relays parent's report that parents of autistic children should feel blessed. (25 seeconds)

One drug company ad.

12:10 The blonde and Reggie Aqui tell us that the CDC and WHO say there is no link between vaccines and autism. Reggie uses the word "thimerosal" but screws up when he says it used to be in the MMR vaccine. They mention the premie study again and show us a boy who died at 22 who had autism. The boy has dysmorphic features and looks retarded, very different from the normal looking kids with severe autism. They also mention that this boy had a very large heart, also not a typical feature of autism. (4 min, 10 seconds)

5 more drug company ads.

12:35 They show autistic kids dancing. (10 seconds) and remind us about the parachute that did not belong to D.B. Cooper.

12:38 The blonde tells us about the premie study again and they they show the kids dancing. They show one kid having a tantrum, then they talk to a kid who must have Asperger's who has something to say about bullying. (4 minutes)

12:44 Quick ad for Autism Society of America.

12:48 Blonde babe tells us about the parachute that was not D.B. Cooper's again.

One more drug company ad.

Sanjay tells us that exercise reduces stress while he promotes a drug.

12:59 The premature baby study is mentioned again.

Blonde babe went home. Now we're being bored by an older guy who reads the same stories. This guy uses the news anchor grimace when he's done talking instead of the toothy smile that the babes use in between things to read. Expect he'll make it seem more serious that a parachute was found that didn't belong to D.B. Cooper.

One more drug company ad.

1:10 PM, The Preemie study again, then a nice segment on autistic kids playing basketball. Don't see any severely autistic kids who try to eat the ball or just drop it and start spinning in circles or something. Good, nevertheless.(2 min, 47 seconds)

One drug company ad.

D.B. Cooper and the parachute that wasn't his again. No grimace though.

One more drug company ad.

1:35 Went to make myself a snack. Might have missed a drug company ad or an update on D.B. Cooper.
Sanjay Gupta says we don't know the cause and tells us autism affects 1 in 150. Then they played a sound bite from Julie Gerberding who says we need more info to decide if autism is an epidemic. They include her bit about the IOM and 15 studies that show no association between autism and vaccines. Sanjay said we need to look at the inside of autistic people's brains. He also mentioned the Preemie study again that claims 25% of preemies go on to become autistic. Nobody has told us all day long if the mothers of those preemies had any thimerosal containing shots while pregnant or if the kids themselves had any thimerosal containing vaccines. Sanjay did not use the word "thimerosal". (2 minutes, 39 seconds)

4 more drug company ads.

Blonde babe is back. Prefer it when they show her standing since you can see her nipples poking through her shirt and it helps kill the boredom.

2:06 PM,20 second soundbite on autism and we learn about birth control for geese.

2:10 PM, Blonde mentions the preemie study again. She talks to a foreign babe with a British accent who is showing a little cleavage. She tells us about a set of twins with autism. Then we're referred back to the CNN website to learn more about autism.(4 minutes, 15 seconds)

Two drug company ads.

D.B. Cooper and somebody else's parachute again. Maybe it was Amelia Earhart's.

4 more drug company ads.

2:41PM They replay the 3 minute bit about kids dancing, tell us boys are 4 times as likely to have autism and tell us about the preemie study again.

One more drug company ad.

3:09 PM, Quick soundbite mentioning the preemie study again. The blonde is gone now and the guy is back reading the same news again.

Another report about parachute that might have belonged to Santa Claus but was not D.B. Cooper's.

3;23 PM, They show babies playing appropriately and inappropriately to encourage early diagnosis (I guess). (2minutes, 45 seconds)

One drug company ad for Alzheimer's drugs.

3:37 They discuss that society may not be able to manage autitsic adults.

No confirmation from federal authorities that parachute that wasn't D.B. Cooper's was not attached to Amanda Baggs when aliens sucked out her brain and shoved her out of a flying saucer after turning her into an elf.

One drug company ad.

One drug company ad to do with restless leg syndrome.

Another drug company ad.

7:43PM, Lou Dobbs on on the other CNN channel. Thomas Insel talks about better diagnosis but says there's a possibility that there might really be an increase in autism. Says it's diagnosed by age 3. Then my wife called to bug me about something stupid and I missed the rest of what he said. However, since he says autism is diagnosed by age 3, we see that this guy would agree that Amanda Baggs is not autistic.

9:00PM Larry King, Only caught part of this with lots of interruptions here. Jenny McCarthy did a pretty good job under difficult conditions. Doctors blindly defending vaccines, lying about the fact that thimerosal is still in vaccines and when it was removed made themselves look like jackasses. They showed that they will use any underhanded argument available when they tried to deride Jenny by asking her which diseases she wanted for her kid.

I heard a couple of people dance around using the word "thimerosal" so I'm guessing the guests were instructed not to say it. (But, with the interruptions I had to deal with, I might have missed it being uttered.)

There isn't even any argument here. We know beyond the slightest doubt that thimerosal caused the autism epidemic. Everything that has been said on TV for the last nine years has been part of a coverup.

We've had bits and pieces of the truth come out in the last year or two but every network that allows these bits and pieces always has alleged experts at hand to throw in their rhetoric to raise doubt about the truth that has been allowed.
I credit Larry King for letting Jenny blame the vaccines and I credit the doctor who was sitting to her left for being honest. (I didn't catch his name.)

This show degenerated into argument with people trying to talk over each other and all it achieved was to raise doubts in the minds of people who knew nothing about the problems with vaccines. That's a good thing though, since those doubts needed to be raised. The problem is that nobody has been allowed to sit down on any of these shows and just tell the whole story without having it obfuscated by a bunch of gibberish from those who have a lot to lose. Those who have a lot to lose also played roles in causing the autism epidemic.

It was good to see guys from AAP agree that they wanted to work with Defeat Autism Now (DAN).

There's where I take issue with Jenny McCarthy claiming that there is no cure. Children have already been cured. We simply don't have all the answers to cure all the kids. Money plays a role here too since these treatments are expensive. Supplememts alone can break you if you all of the things that have been found to help. And, most people don't have the time to learn everything they need to know to make that cure possible for their kid.

We need more doctors who are better educated and willing to help. We need insurance that will pay for this. Most important, we need for every parent of an autistic child to learn that a cure is possible.

11:00 Now, CNN is going to show us the most despicable person in the world of autism. Amanda Baggs, the drug abusing idiot who was a normal 14 year old college student and wrangled an autism diagnosis for herself at age 20 will be seen exhibiting her fraud. This woman is not autistic. She is a fraud.

12:06 AM
Remember what Sanjay Gupta said at 8:06 AM yesterday. He said that we don't know the cause of autism. That establishes Sanjay Gupta as a liar.
Keep that in mind with what he just said about Amanda Baggs in the previous hour.

Gupta mentioned the fact that Baggs attended college and used drugs. I don't think he mentioned that the last time this story about Baggs was shown. He also mentioned that Baggs could talk. I don't think he told us that the last time either. Why not?
Why weren't they up front about that before Droopy let us all know that Baggs was a fraud and people came out of the woodwork to give evidence against Baggs?

Did anyone notice how badly Baggs' legs and hands were shaking when Gupta was questioning her? Why was Baggs so nervous?

This lack of eye contact is bullshit. I lived with lack of eye contact for a long time. My son lost that ability at age 10 months. He began to regain it at age 8 after chelation was started and his autism began to improve. Lack of eye contact is not about sensory disorders. It is about not having the ability to pay attention to anything. As my son became more attentive, the eye contact improved.

My son can't do nearly as much as Baggs can do but, he can make eye contact. He does not lose that eye contact out of the blue. He loses it as the attention to task wanes and his interest shifts. Baggs maintains attention to task with no problem whatsoever. It stands to reason that the eye contact would coincide with paying attention. Her description of autism is based on what she has read in books, not on what she has experienced. My son is not a fraud. Low functioning autistics I observed in an institution were not frauds either. They were pathetic, could do hardly anything for themselves but they could make eye contact.

Gupta promoted Baggs as a powerful advocate for autistics. This is not the least bit true. Baggs is not an advocate for any autistic person. Baggs is involved with a group called Neurodiversity who is opposed to curing asutism. Baggs is opposed to curing autism. No sane person opposes curing autism.

When I try to explain to people about Neurodiversity and there anti-cure lunacy, not one person has ever believed that people like that actually exist. They look at me like I'm crazy for talking about them. They think I'm making it up. Yet, that is who Amanda Baggs represents and she has conned CNN into allowing her to promote this deranged agenda.

I don't know why Gupta denies this and never mentions Baggs involvement with Neurodiversity. As much as he has studied Baggs, you would think he'd be well aware of this insanity. Remember, Gupta said that we don't know the cause of autism.

I wonder why Gupta didn't admit to us that Baggs had been an elf. Perhaps she still believes she is an elf, I don't know.
(will expound on this tomorrow)

Dr Gupta claims that Amanda baggs was diagnosed with autism at age 14. This letter from Amanda Baggs tells a different story. As you can see, Amanda Baggs said, in 1997, that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Here's an interesting discussion about Amanda Baggs. I confirmed the following comment:
"I got a nice phone call from Nightsong's lawyer a few weeks ago where she said "Look, you and I both know Amanda's not autistic, but that's the life she wants, and you have no right to take it from her."" (Nightsong is Amanda Baggs.)

That quote is attributed to a lawyer representing Amanda Baggs. I confirmed that the conversation did take place and that the caller had information that should have only been known by the lawyer. I also confirmed that the person who posted this information had the lawyer's office phone number on his caller ID. You can click on the link above to read the denials that began a short time after this comment showed up on the Live Journal page. The people who tried to deny this identified themselves as Anne Bevington and Dave Seidel.

Has Dr Gupta checked with Anne Bevington, Baggs' lawyer, to confirm his claim that Baggs is autistic? Maybe he should check with Daniel Drucker, a man who went to college with Baggs when she had none of the autistic symptoms that she displayed on TV last night. Has Gupta checked with Drucker to ask him about this phone call with Anne Bevington? I don't think Gupta has verified his facts very well.


Anonymous said...

If a baby is eight weeks premature and starts getting vaccines right away, it is like injecting poison directly into a fetus. No effing wonder there are more preemies with autism than full term babies.

And they still do not know the cause of ASDs? Duh!

Foresam said...

My autistic son was 3 weeks premature and had the thimerosal filled HepB vaccine 3 hours after birth.

I don't think CNN taught the hot babes how to pronounce thimerosal.

Anonymous said...

An enlarged heart is a symptom of mercury poisoning. Ever wonder why it has only been in recent years that you've heard about teenagers dropping dead from heart attacks? Enlarged cardiac systems. Deadly allergies are relatively new too and can also be attributed to mercury poisoning.

Anonymous said...

Heres something you'll like. I just got it from the CNN website

Jenny McCarthy: My son's recovery from autism

Foresam said...

I didn't know mercury caused enlarged hearts, thanks. Did CNN announce that?

Anonymous said...


Jenny McCarthy is my hero...after watching her on Larry King, I have a ton of respect for this woman.

If I was in her shoes on The Larry King show, I would have completely lost it. I would have picked up big hairdoo American Academy of Pediatrics doctor number one and I would have used him to beat the American Academy of Pediatrics acting president over the head until his eyes rolled back in his head!!!

I love when Jenny said "what about the ingredients"? "Like Aluminum, antifreeze, Mercury, ether" and the American Academy of Pediatrics acting president said "all of these things are in found in far greater amounts in children's everyday environment".

That might be true Mr. Acting president, however..........all those other toxins are not injected directly into children and do not bypass the body's natural defense mechanisms like, glutathione, or methianine.

Being exposed to them through the environment and being exposed to them by direct injection into the bloodstream, which bypasses the body's natural defense mechanisms and then becomes part of the child by altering the child's DNA, are two completely different insults to the immune systems of these children.

The "Finding Amanda" story was a little hard to swallow.

The Informer said...

John, just off topic for a sec - what happened to your website? It was there then it's something else?

Mercury causing enlarged hearts might be worth looking into. I'm no doctor but a bigger heart could be an indicator to hyperactivity? What do you think? If Autistics have larger hearts we have a proven link with mercury that can't be denied!

Anonymous said...

thanks for explaining about eye contact and autism

you are a scholar!

sad mr. sad!

Foresam said...

Informer, if true about the large hearts, autistics should be winning all the marathons. Seretariat had a heart twice the size of a normal one. That's why he was the fastest horse who ever lived.

I took the other site down because they couldn't do what they said they could and I got a refund.

Foresam said...

Anon, Yuh horse manure is found in the environmemnt too. Nobody injects it into infants.

It's great what Jenny accomplished. Now, let's see Larry King invite Boyd Haley, Mark Geier and Andy Cutler to tell the whole story.

Foresam said...

Yes, it's sad that people are still embracing obsolete notions about autism. All of this crap that we here from people like Gernsbacher and Baggs should have been forgotten years ago. They might as well have started quoting from Bruno Bettleheim.

Anonymous said...

Ok I watched Jenny on Larry King last night. She was terrific!

Here's my question. Those two doctors said mercury has been removed from vaccines but still autism rates climb.

Later they said it's out of 90% of the vaccines? Did I hear them correctly? If so, they should be immediately fired just for giving out false information. You can not have it both ways - either it's out or it's in. Which is it?

Then I go to Generation Rescues website to read the facts. That website links to CDC etc etc. The facts there are that mercury is still in several vaccines.

Am I correct? Should not these men & everyone in government associated with this falsehood be fired?

Now that's just mercury. Generation Rescue has a whole chart with all the toxic substances in vaccines.

Foresam said...

Being fired isn't enough for the liars in our govt. and med. profession. Life in prison sounds better.

Anonymous said...

Might it be possible for autism to be excaberated by vaccines to the point of being noticed?

Anonymous said...

Still censoring people I see. Getting the other side of the story (from top psychologists) is over-rated.

Foresam said...

People who can back up their claims are not afraid to use their real names. Psychology has nothing to do with autism unless your name is Bruno Bettleheim. Autism is a medical condition. That's why we cure it by removing poisons from the brain and body.

Any psychologist who claims to know anything about autism is a fraud.

Anonymous said...


"top psychologists" had their chance for years with autism and failed miserably. They are now officially irrelevant, just like neurodiversity.

Anonymous said...

Okay fine then my name is Bryan Hart. And Tony Attwood (who is the world leading researcher into Asperger's Syndrome, part of the ND cause) has this to say: From my clinical experience I consider that children and adults with Aspergers Syndrome have a different, not defective, way of thinking.

The person usually has a strong desire to seek knowledge, truth and perfection with a different set of priorities than would be expected with other people. There is also a different perception of situations and sensory experiences. The overriding priority may be to solve a problem rather than satisfy the social or emotional needs of others.

The person values being creative rather than co-operative.

The person with Aspergers syndrome may perceive errors that are not apparent to others, giving considerable attention to detail, rather than noticing the “big picture”.

The person is usually renowned for being direct, speaking their mind and being honest and determined and having a strong sense of social justice.

The person may actively seek and enjoy solitude, be a loyal friend and have a distinct sense of humour.

However, the person with Aspergers Syndrome can have difficulty with the management and expression of emotions.

Children and adults with Aspergers syndrome may have levels of anxiety, sadness or anger that indicate a secondary mood disorder. There may also be problems expressing the degree of love and affection expected by others. Fortunately, we now have successful psychological treatment programs to help manage and express emotions.

Foresam said...

Attwood is out to lunch. People with Asperger's have emotions just like anyone else. I've been to bed with lots of chicks with Asperger's and they all express emotion when they have orgasms, just like anyone.

All of this other slop that Attwood spouts could apply to anyone. He sounds like some carnival phoney who reads tea leaves.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you read anything that he has to say? You are aware that he has probably seen 1000s of asperger's and HFA kids in his career right. How many have you ever known personaly, 1 maybe 2? Also you didn't notice that he said AS people have difficulty with expression of emotions, not having the the emotions. Difficulty expressing emotions can also mean difficulty expressing them appropriately in case that didn't occur to you. In short I will trust someone who has spent countless hours researching AS before I ever trust you :).

Foresam said...

This Atwood guy has never cured any autistic person. That means he's a charlatan.

I know more about Aspie chicks from the time I've spent in bed with them than he ever will.

Anonymous said...

CNN and Gupta are now saying that Baggs is not typical of autism but that she was diagnosed at age 14 but the signs were there all along.

Did they interview the people who went to college with her who said she was just fine, socialized noramly and spoke like everyone else at 14?

They are still doing damage control. Acording to those who knew her she was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 14 not autism.

When will the truth come out? Why are tese people so determined to keep up this charade. I am genuinely curious to know.

Foresam said...
Somebody posted this link in a comment that I deleted by mistake so, here it is.

Anonymous said...

that link you posted was incomplete. here it is in the corrected version. good info there.

Anonymous said...

Lack of eye contact also is a chief indicator of lying.

Also, if she ever takes off those ridiculous "irlen lenses" it would be useful to watch her eye movements when she recalls things. When you are looking at a person, their eyes move to YOUR left (THEIR right) when recalling a true memory, and YOUR right (THEIR left) when fabricating/lying.