The NYTimes has been caught attempting a false narrative (aka “fake news”) under the guise of their “Dear Abby”-style column, repackaged as “ask The Ethicist“. You know, kind of like confessing to your priest. (What arrogant chutzpa.) This week’s question is:
“Your Sister Won’t Vaccinate Her Son. Can You Help Him?”
by Kwame Anthony Appia
I attempted to post a comment, but the NYTimes is taking many hours to “approve” it. As if it ever would. So I call foul, and am posting it here, forever searchable & accessible.
Kwame Anthony Appia, You betray your unethical fake article, a scenario about an non-existent aunt and nephew, by your blatant lie: “But the anti-vaccination movement is not, alas, a bastion of rationality.”
In fact, the ONLY thing the anti-vaccination movement is about IS rationality. Of course we trust Science. It’s SCIENTISTS we don’t trust. The vaccine industry is rife with fraud and paid off cronyism, and the public is sick of the lies by white-coat authorities denying the obvious, when their children have lapsed into seizures or died right in front of their eyes immediately following a round of vaccines, common reactions that are listed right in the package inserts. If only they had read them ahead of time.
So parents have learned to download the vaccine package inserts right from the FDA website, each one of which lists a huge list of horrible side effects that DO happen to many people. Things like paralysis, brain damage, crippling joint & nerve pain, and DEATH. They don’t want to be like those other parents who only read the package inserts too late, once they’ve already been tricked into crippling or killing their own child and belatedly express their grief by the hundreds of thousands all over social media.
It’s perfectly rational to prefer a temporary bout with a flu or chickenpox over a shot of Russian Roulette, holding death or lifelong disability, aimed at their own child’s head.
So Kwame Anthony Appia & NYTimes, your lies STINK for all to smell.