I would like to thank the producers and editors at The TODAY Show for including me in this morning’s daily blurb about the current measles outbreak.
When I got the call from TODAY Show producer Kat Keene on Monday afternoon, she made it clear that she knew who I was and had already checked out VaxTruth. Ms. Keene said The TODAY Show was looking for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children, for a taped interview. Ms. Keene listened intently as I told her about what happened to my daughter. She was empathetic and said I was exactly what they were looking for. Ms. Keene assured me in very sympathetic tones that The TODAY Show wanted to provide some balance to the very nasty things being said about “anti-vax” parents.
After speaking for about 30 minutes, Ms. Keene asked if I would be willing to do an interview if she could get a camera crew to Evansville. I agreed, with one stipulation… that I be allowed to record the interview on my phone, so I would have a record of what was said. I told Ms. Keene, “You are not going to have a lot of luck finding parents willing to talk with you without that safeguard. We don’t trust you. We’ve seen too many times how our words are edited and used against us.” Ms. Keene responded, “Absolutely. I can respect that.”
So… As Paul Harvey would say… “Now for the rest of the story.” You will notice that all you see is my skirt at the beginning of the recording. That’s because I had my phone in my lap, for all to see, while recording the interview. The voices you hear are those of Jennifer (the freelance producer from St. Louis) and Randy (the camera man; also from St. Louis).
NOTE: The video below is the 30 minute audio recording of the interview. The screen shot is from The TODAY Show segment, but if you click to play, it will take you to the full interview.
If you haven’t seen the TODAY Show clip, you may want to see what they kept from the interview… I’ll summarize it for you: I was made to look like an overly-emotional mother, looking for someone and something to blame. Four sentences out of the 31 minute interview made the air:
“Not for my daughter.”
“It’s hate speech.”
“I can’t believe I’m living in America.”
Hmmm…. balanced reporting, right?
If you have trouble viewing the TODAY Show clip in this post, try this link.
You may be asking yourself why The TODAY Show would go to such great lengths, when they really clearly only wanted to paint me in a negative light.
I think I know the answer to that. You might know, too.
It has to do with the CDC Whistleblower issue. The truth is going to come out. They know it. They can’t stop the truth, so they are actively targeting those who are speaking out in a pre-emptive strike to discredit us. Paint us as crazy. Emotional. “People with psychological problems.”
This is the same tactic Paul Offit has used in his attempts to discredit Dr. William Thompson.
If, as Dr. Offit claims, Dr. William Thompson… Senior CDC Scientist working in the Vaccine Safety Research Division of the CDC is a “guy with psychological problems,” then we definitely need to dig deeper into the validity of the research he has been involved in over the last 16 years. That means instead of just looking into the 2004 study in which Dr. Thompson admitted he and his co-authors committed fraud to hide a 236% increased risk of autism from MMR vaccine, the Congressional Investigation needs to thoroughly examine all 91 vaccine safety studies Dr. Thompson has participated in.
So many questions.
Write your Congressional leaders and ask them to support Representative Bill Posey in calling for a Congressional Investigation of the fraud at the CDC.
Join NVIC’s Advocacy Portal and become active in your state to protect your vaccine exemption rights. There are bills sailing through as we speak, which will only benefit the pharmaceutical industry and which will result in the loss of our civil rights to decide what is and what is not injected into our children’s bodies.
Oh. And one more thing… If you are asked to give a taped interview. Be sure to make your own recording.