HuffPo Exposed for Removing Articles that Favorably Review “Vaxxed” Movie

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It’s recently been revealed that The Huffington Post has continued to block articles that appear to cast any favorable light on the controversial film “Vaxxed,” as two articles contributed by British writer Sally Beck were removed shortly after publication.

Beck wrote an article, titled “VAXXED, should we watch this movie?”, and it was published on the UK version of The Huffington Post on February 21st. She went on to co-author an article titled “The MMR vaccine: why it’s sensible to worry about the way it has been regulated” shortly after the “Vaxxed” article.

“Vaxxed is based on extensive recorded interviews with whistleblower, Dr William Thompson, a former senior scientist at the CDC, (Centres for Disease Control) the US agency concerned with safeguarding public health,” Beck wrote. “The film looks at whether his claims – that he, and four others at the CDC, skewed data in an important study looking at whether the MMR jab (measles, mumps and rubella) can cause autism – are true. Dr Thompson said: ‘I have waited a long time to tell my story and I want to tell it truthfully. I was involved in deceiving millions of taxpayers regarding the potential negative side effects of vaccines. We lied about the scientific findings.’”

The article “VAXXED, should we watch this movie?” served mainly as a review of the film’s content, while the MMR article expressed support for parents who have concerns about the safety of MMR vaccines. Both articles appear to show some graciousness toward Thompson as well as controversial figures Andrew Wakefield and Brian Hooker.

An archived version of the “Vaxxed:” article can be seen here, and her followup article, “The MMR Vaccine:” can be viewed here. 

These articles illustrated how Beck was intrigued by the claims made in this movie, particularly a bold charge made by Thompson that, during a study regarding a potential link between African-American boys, the MMR vaccine, and autism which was published in 2004, he and his co-authors removed data that led to an indication that young African-American males who received the MMR vaccine before the age of 36 months may be at an increased risk for autism.

In 2014, Thompson released a statement that alleged he and his fellow co-authors eliminated data in the study:

“I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal ‘Pediatrics’. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding the findings of the report as the data was collected and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

“Vaxxed” has been condemned by most of the medical community as well as the bulk of mainstream media as a whole, mainly because of the controversy surrounding Dr. Brian Hooker’s involvement with Thompson as well as the fact that it was directed by Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield lost his medical license and was essentially exiled from the scientific community after he published a study in 1998 suggesting that the MMR vaccine was linked to autism; his study was retracted following claims of fraud surrounding the study.

Hooker was subjected to intense criticism after publishing a similar MMR study of his own serving as a “re-analysis” of Thompson’s study; his paper was published in the journal Translational Neurodegeneration and it too was ultimately retracted.

Thompson’s willingness to admit wrongdoing at the CDC was quite abrupt, but ignored by most media. It turned out that Thompson’s claims had originally been made privately to Hooker. Unbeknownst to Thompson, Hooker had been recording these private discussions and it appears that Thompson went public because he was about to be exposed by Hooker. Thompson’s 2014 statement concluded that he was not aware that Hooker “was recording any of our conversations, nor was I given any choice regarding whether my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet.”

The MMR study, the secret recordings, Thompson’s statement, and the release of the CDC documents of the study are indeed rife with controversy. While Wakefield and Hooker can be viewed as polarizing figures, the central theme of Beck’s “Vaxxed” review is mostly rooted in Thompson’s claims of CDC data manipulation.

However, the majority of news outlets tend to instead focus on Hooker and Wakefield. In-depth coverage specifically regarding Thompson’s claim that data in a study was omitted- quite a serious topic that some view as worthy of discussion- is difficult to be found among corporate media.

This is not the first time that The Huffington Post has pulled a review of “Vaxxed.” Lance Simmens, a former contributor for The Huffington Post, told journalist Celia Farber last year that his review of the movie was pulled with no explanation. “I saw a premier of VAXXED the other evening and was so moved by the presentation and discussion that followed that I felt compelled to write a piece asking that we at least begin a serious national dialogue on the allegations contained in the documentary,”Simmens told Farber. “I also drew attention to the spate of events that have unfolded over the past several years, where there has been a massive governmental failure to do its essential job, which is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens.” 

Simmens shared his frustration that the article was removed from The Huffington Post with no explanation. “It never crossed my mind that this might be some sort of censorship because it has never happened to me and the article, while provocative, is not beyond any bounds of journalistic or political propriety,” Simmens noted.

The debate over vaccine safety can be difficult to navigate. Arguments can be heavily subjective, and there are clearly strong convictions present on both sides of the controversy: there are those who believe that vaccines are critical and that federal agencies should be spared scrutiny for the sake of preserving public health, and those who hold more doubt, seeking accountability regarding the science behind vaccines and believing that corruption exists within the pharmaceutical industry and the government. While The Huffington Post has the ultimate authority over what is published on its site, it is notable that their removal of Beck’s posts seem to point to an unwritten policy that expressly forbids discourse on this issue.

  • Kelly Phoenix

    Where is the link that normally allows me to post these articles to Facebook?

    • Matt Agorist

      They are back. We were doing some tests with the site. Thanks!

  • Ashlee LK

    Good for Huffpost!

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    • junktex

      I’m sure it was.Big Pharma has lotsa money and influence.

      • Ashlee LK

        Lol! Yep. It’s all just a giant money driven conspiracy to kill and do irreparable harm to kids. Yup. That’s what it is. Uh huh.
        Are tin foil hats itchy?

        • Tia Severino

          Considering aluminum is a neurotoxin, I’ll be avoiding it. Whether in a hat – or in a vaccine.

          • Ashlee LK

            Okay, great!
            You’re also not drinking alcohol, wearing anti-perspiration, eating bread, eating microwaved popcorn, a bag of chips, no antacids for you! Avoid most drinking water…
            It’s not like the small amount in a vaccine is negligible for its life saving effect… nope.

          • Tia Severino

            Do me a favor and study the difference between ingestion vs. injection, and learn the real history of vaccines.
            By the way, the Emperor is butt naked ….

          • Ashlee LK

            Oh, I’m sorry. You were the one who mentioned you wouldn’t put the evil neurotoxin on your head, so I assumed you wouldn’t ingest it either. Who knew hat wearing was more dangerous than ingestion? You’re research really has taught you a lot.

          • Tia Severino

            Let’s not pretend you’re here for any other reason other than to belittle me and dis tract from the topic being discussed.
            We both know you’re trolling.
            Say hi to Dorit and Paul.
            Enjoy the bagel.
            Might be time to look for a new job.

          • Ashlee LK

            Ha! You’re the one who responded to my original comment, remember? So who’s the real troll? I haven’t commented anywhere else, but I bet you have…

          • Toni Taylor

            It’s apparent that 1 is just a sheepole. Talking about something they have no idea about. Hopefully they get educated n it doesn’t happen to their child or grandchild. So very much luv to u.
            “Cats vagina ” huh? Rofl, lmao.. lol.. sounds about right lol

          • Toni Taylor

            U see shld my other post, as it’s not the aluminum that’s the problem I mean it’s never good either but I think if we just go by the EPA and the FDA safe adult consumption rate on Mercury or Thimerosal which is ethyl mercury and is a much more potent form of Mercury they say an adult safe consumption rate per day is .01 micrograms that’s .01 not even a whole microgram and we have proven that with most children they receive 187.0 mcgs at 1 vaccine appt. Don’t believe me get your childs lot n batch numbers n trace them. If you do Tracer child lot and batch numbers you might also find out that your child had what’s considered “hot batches” of vaccines which your doctor doesn’t tell you anything about either You would say why would our government do that, how could that possibly be? They knew about it in 1998 n removed most Mercury from our dog vaccines but left it in our KIDS!! The fact that they knew this was due to a “miscalculation” this was discovered that they knew about this during the Congressional hearings on vaccines held by Dan Burton and I think this was way back in 2003, but it was proved that they knew about this since 1998 and it’s still in the flu vaccine which to date has more Mercury or thimerosal then any vaccine ever, and it doesn’t have to be in vaccines Mercury does not have to be in vaccines at all. They could make single vial vaccines and not even use it. We could also talk about the German Supreme Court just ruling on the measles virus and that the Six Original studies used to create the vaccine from were all fraudulent because no case studies have EVER been done and there is not an animal or a person on the planet that actually has the measles virus in their system it doesn’t exist! So then the question becomes what are we being vaccinated with, not to mention that it’s been proven that they live measles component whatever that is does indeed pass the blood-brain barrier which it’s not supposed to supposedly, which can cause autistic enterocolitis. Or we could talk about the 50 plus holistic doctors that have been murdered in the last year-and-a-half for trying to discuss NAGALASE which can only be bioengineered and is in vaccines, it’s a cancerous tumor enzyme that shuts down your body’s ability to create whats called GcMaf which is your body’s own cure for everything and not only does it shut that down it also stops your body’s ability from being able to absorb vitamin D which also triggers your body’s immune system so it shuts dwn your immune system and also floods your body with cancerous tumor enzymes at the same time and we wonder why cancer is so prevelant? Oh n let’s add the Mercury and let’s not forget if you’re so lucky to get the organic flu shot you’re also injecting INSECT DNA yes I said that right and agrobacterium which is the only thing on the planet that is known to replicate and multiply DNA and RNA and it’s in the same vaccine as the insect DNA componets??? You have to ask yourself why, and of course we can also add in one of my favorites that’s newly been added which is legislation was passed quietly last year that they can add RFID chips to vaccines and your Pharmacy meds without your consent nor knowledge, yes that is true you can find validation of this online. Don’t believe me go to your local Walmart and get on your hands and knees yes I know it sounds weird but it’s on the underneath side of the little blood pressure machines in the pharmacy section it’s not on the main screen it’s actually on the underneath side so you have to get down n look on the underneath side and where it has an RFID chip reader. Walmart was in knowledge of these talks when the legislation was being passed which is why they invested millions and millions of dollars so that every single one of their stores has one of these ready to go. Do you really think they would do that without prior knowledge this would be going through? Vaxxed is a true story for Millions you might want to check it out…… you can find evidence of validation of all those things online. I’ve been in this field for over 15 yrs and the rabbit hole is so much deeper and darker than most people have any idea honestly my doctor didn’t even know any of this not until he had no choice but to start researching it and he was so appalled he actually quit practicing for a number of years and now that he is practicing again he doesn’t vaccinate his patients anymore. It’s not just the public that’s been duped it’s our doctors as well. I would encourage you to really start researching and not just using mainstream media for your research I’ve tested children personally there’s no other possible exposure rate for them except the vaccines that they took and the levels of heavy metals alone not counting the bacteria and the chemicals that have come out of these children is staggering. It’s time that we all come together and love unity and Truth and put an end to this deception and Corruption and in essence murder and life stealing of children and adults. So very much love to you and yours.
            “EVIL ONLY PROSPERS WHEN GOOD MEN (AND WOMEN) DO NOTHING.” EDMUND BURKE

          • Ashlee LK

            Please stop spreading false information. Each vaccine other than the flu shot contains less than 1 mcg of trace amounts of Thimerosal. So unless a kid is getting 187 vaccines, you’re just spreading propaganda and fear mongering. I’m not going to further address any more lies you are spreading.

          • Toni Taylor

            As I said higher up go get a package insert for the flu shot and then tell me exactly how much mercury is in it. I can prove that one child alone, my child received 62.5 mcgs of thimerosal or Mercury in 1 batch of vaccines. I have many other children’s test results but I would have to ask her parents before I share that with you but I’m pretty sure their parents would say that that’s ok as long as I black out their names. What exactly is your line of work? Starting to wonder if you work for Merck..

          • Ashlee LK

            I do not work for Merck. Stop with your conspiracy thinking. It seems almost impossible to have a rational discussion with you. You are not understanding simple sentences and half of yours need deciphering (due to lack of basic punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure that I would expect a professional researcher to have). Your bias has now been made even more clear.
            Have a nice day.

          • Toni Taylor

            I’m using voice texting so it’s really not great with grammar you can obviously get what I’m saying. It’s also this website which is fraught with weird pop-up ads and congratulations you’ve won s*** . I love how you dodge every Point yet again. Dodging what exactly it is that you do do with autistic children. It cracks me up how you guys, trolls always use the same exact tactic character assassination, avoid the science rinse and repeat. Lol ssdd.

          • Ashlee LK

            You can punctuate with voice to text.
            I gave you science. You had trouble comprehending one simple sentence. I’m not going to continue and have to explain everything multiple times because of a lack of understanding by a stranger on the internet who already has a skewed and biased viewpoint. There’s nothing that will change your mind. You already know more than the scientists who spend their lives and expensive degrees studying the issue and doing the research, so what could I possibly tell you that don’t already “know”?

          • Toni Taylor

            I work with the scientists and doctors that you’re claiming that I don’t follow, Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet was one of my mentors so lol. U REFUSE TO ADDRESS WHAT YOU DO..and ur still not addressing valid science points. U brought up 1 POINT, which I challenged n now u I dnt want to talk about it lol. It’s a brand new phone n us I’d rather argue grammar lol. I find it hysterical, really lmao funny that YOU CALL BE BIASED. You don’t want to go back n forth cause ur losing n attacking my grammar is all u got. Again what is it YOU DO? U INSISTED ON KNOWING WHAT I DO… SO????

          • The Cat’s Vagina
          • Tia Severino

            Wow. That’s all you got?
            With a name like the Cat’s Vagina, I was hoping for some intelligent disourse. Oh well …

    • Toni Taylor

      “GOOD FOR HUFFINGTON POST?” See my above comment. I’ve been researching vaccines for over 15 years it’s my field and I think there’s some research out there that might just blow your mind about the safety of vaccines right now. You might wanna check it out b4 u actually pull that trigger for u or ur children if u have them. Could be a life or death decision.
      So very much luv to u

      • Ashlee LK

        What’s your field, exactly?

        • Toni Taylor

          I’m a biomedical Autism consultant and I do independent research on vaccine toxicity and adverse reactions. Sorry for the delay in answering.

          • Ashlee LK

            Oh god. I know your field quite well. To say there’s no conflict of interest your part would be a grave understatement. The entire field preys on families who are desperate for answers and charges them their life savings for false promises. Pseudo science is not welcome here.

          • Toni Taylor

            Ummm ur a but I DO MY WORK PRO BONO. U DNT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ME PERSONALLY n its apparent u have no idea what is truly happening with Autism. I hope it never happens to u n urs, but if you wait till 2025 according to MIT it’ll be half of all children so maybe it’s possible that it will hit your children or your grandchildren I sincerely hope not because who are you going to call them someone like me because your doctor will tell you and I quote there is no treatment for your child we can offer you drugs or counseling however take them home and be prepared to place them by the time that they are an adult. And then like I said who are you going to call then?

          • Toni Taylor

            You don’t know anything about what you’re talking about first of all I don’t charge for my work I do it pro bono as do most in my field. second of all I have 15 years of scientific testings to backup my claims what do you have? I’ve tested kids personally you just have your assumptions and bad research? If you want to wait till 2025 however according to MIT half of all children will be autistic I sincerely hope it never happens to you or yours but what are you going to do if it does who are you going to call then hun because according to her doctors your answer is going to be when you go in there is no cure for autism there is no hope there is no treatment we can offer you counseling or drugs but be prepared to place your child in an institution by the time they’re an adult and that is exactly what’s being told the parents to this day. As I said I truly hope it never happens to you but you should be glad that there are people out there like me who are trying to find answers and who are actually seeing children make dramatic improvements and many of us don’t do it for money we give it away so don’t claim to know me or anything about my field because it’s clear that you do not.

          • Ashlee LK

            Ha! I work with autistic children and have for almost 20 years. Nice try. Again, I’m done with your fear mongering and illogical, almost incoherent responses.

          • Toni Taylor

            U work with Autistic children how? Are u a paraeducator? An ABA consultant? U realize we shld be on the same team.. n I kinda doubt ur story as I generally don’t run into anybody who actually works with autistics who has your attitude. go get the package insert on the flu vaccine and then tell me exactly how much mercury is in it cuz apparently you don’t know. I actually have test results to back up my stuff. I can prove in one batch of that seems that my son receive 62.5 micrograms of thimerosal or Mercury so if you really want to go there we can do this, and that’s just one kid I can pull out test results for many more. What exactly is your line of work?

          • Justmom

            Lol!

  • David Lewis

    was it a review or was it a discourse??? two different things for not only the paper but the writer as well…

  • Genevieve Hawkins

    It’s not hard to navigate the controversy over vaccines. Scientists have skewed results for profit. Media has ignored the corruption. Use at your own risk.

  • Tia Severino

    I agree with almost everything you wrote, except for the part about the CDC being raided. That was fake news and did not happen.

    • Toni Taylor

      Good catch for me on that one thanks!! My phone broke so usually I check out things like that b4 reposting n I slightly did n saw many sights reporting the same thing, but all can be traced back to Soorcha Faal… I’m glad u let me know. I’ve worked hard to be accurate. I knew they were waiting for a congressional hearing regarding the CDC and Dr.William Thompson was the whistleblower, but I appreciate u calling attention to that for me. So very much luv to u

  • If the owner of a paper gets an article from say Stormfront, proving conclusively that Jews are the satanic offspring chimpanzees, and run the banking system for the benefit of the NWO, then are you claiming the the HP has an obligation to publish this? Why?

    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2015/08/05/the-cdc-whistleblower-william-thompson-appears-to-have-gone-full-antivaccine/

    If you were not scientifically ignorant you would know that the latest research shows that the the autistic brain is pretty much set at birth, and is probably genetically determined. You seem to think that freethought is synonymous with not thinking and / or ignorance

    This is just one of many articles on the subject.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/brain-study-suggests-autism-starts-birth-n62681
    If you are not terminally lazy you can look at the 24M+ articles returned by a search on the words autism at birth.

    but hey — if talking to each other in your echo chamber makes you happy — then go for it