Thursday, 13 January 2011

Invalid and worse

Margaret Atwood's observation - 'stupidity and evil are the same, if you go by the results' - comes in useful again, very unfortunately. I'm not sure there's any more that can be said to definitively discount the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

However, you can't deny its grandstanding potential for people like this:
Jenny McCarthy’s honesty, humility and humor have enabled her to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress, host, best-selling author and influential activist in the world of healing and preventing autism.

That sort of self-description - especially the bit about possessing qualities of 'honesty, humility and humour' - invalidates itself.

3 comments:

Sean said...

Its an interesting thing that the very worst bits of the Daily Mail and the Guardian so overlap. I would use Chelation therapy on the lot of them.

(Yup I know HP but you know what I mean)

Gaw said...

Well, I don't think it's been tried before. Worth a go.

Hey Skipper said...

What's worse is the utter lack of remorse for the consequences of having gotten it so wrong.