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NYT Blames Flu Shot Drop on Trump’s Latino “Hostility”

Couldn’t it just be that flu shots are crap?

Here is the Media Research Center synopsis of NYT’s flu shot debacle:

During Monday’s edition of At this Hour, guest host Brianna Keilar brought on New York Times Health and Science reporter Donald McNeil Jr to discuss the flu epidemic sweeping the nation. McNeil suggested that the President has a racial prejudice against Hispanics that has caused an 8 percent drop in the number of Hispanics who have received flu shots.

Tucker Carlson has also weighed in.


Donald McNeil is not new to vaccine controversies, nor is the comic gold he has produced in showing his idiocy about them. That includes the below 10-year-old email that scrupulously reminded an autism parent of what he called credential-fabricating vaccine doc Paul Offit.

—–Original Message—–
From: Donald G. McNeil Jr. mcneil@nytimes.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:34 PM
To: J.B. Handley
Subject: Age of Autism
 
Mr. Handley:
 
Someone at Age of Autism was nice enough to send me a reference to your post.
 
I don’t mind being called completely and utterly clueless, a kool-aid drinker, and so on.   Freedom of speech, “sticks and stones…” and all that.
 
But I did learn something about your own abilities as a journalist.  If you’ll trust my notes and want to correct these statements, you are welcome to:
 
1. I did not tell you I was writing a review.  I told you I was writing an article about the book [Autism False Prophets, by Paul Offit], and its effect on the debate.
 
2. What you said about the death threats and Offit was: “I’ve received, not death threats, but emails threatening my physical safety on numerous occasions.  I just don’t complain about them to all the world like a giant pussy.”   And you condemned them, as you say.
 
3. I did not say that “Looking at unvaccinated kids would be immoral.” I said: “Leaving kids unvaccinated (ie, in order to study them) would be immoral.”  Sounds similar, but there’s a huge difference.  In an email to me, you accused me of saying the first.  I cleared up the misunderstanding in my reply email.  In your subsequent Age of Autism piece, you simply repeated the misquotation, because it made me look stupider than the truth would have.
 
Thanks,
 
Donald McNeil
mcneil@nytimes.com
 

Read this Age of Autism post by JB Handley for details, and get ready for more laughs!

Latino Actor Esai Morales Weighs Trump Vote Due To Vaccine Stance

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28:  Actor Esai Morales onstage during the 27th National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals on May 28, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 28: Actor Esai Morales onstage during the 27th National Memorial Day Concert Rehearsals on May 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts)

Puerto Rican-American television actor Esai Morales who played a Latino President on an HBO series told TMZ that he is considering a vote for Donald Trump. Morales’ reason? Trump’s suggestion that autism is caused by vaccinations, which Morales had spoken passionately about at an autism summit that was held last year.

At Give Autism A Chance 2015, Morales participated in a panel discussion that included former GOP congressman Dave Weldon and which was moderated by much-maligned British doctor Andrew Wakefield. There Morales took a very strong position both that vaccines cause autism and that this fact continues to be covered up by the federal government. He was also fully aware of the government scientist Dr. William Thompson who has spoken out about his colleagues hiding data, which Donald Trump has tweeted about.

Crooked Hillary Clinton, in stark contrast, takes the position that questioning vaccines is akin to questioning the color of the sky and the shape of the earth. Her running mate signed into law the mandate of an STD shot for sixth-graders and the now-disgraced chair of the Democratic National Committee said “any risk” from childhood vaccines has been “disproven”. She’s now an “honorary chair” of Crooked Hillary’s campaign. On vaccines, Crooked Hillary’s position could not be more different than Donald Trump’s.

Esai Morales told TMZ he was initially resistant to the idea of a Trump presidency, but would reconsider “because of his stance on vaccines”. The actor even hinted at a possible future endorsement, despite stopping short of one during the interview. Morales’ reconsideration would come as no surprise to anyone in attendance at the 2015 autism summit he expressed his outrage to, although he agreed with his interviewer that being Latino and supporting Trump was “odd”.

Nonetheless, polls and rally turnout both suggest otherwise. In fact, Trump outperforms the two previous GOP nominees for support among Latinos in the latest polls. And in the Republican National Convention which Autism Investigated live-streamed, signs reading “LATINOS PARA TRUMP” were common among the audience. Autism Investigated also witnessed firsthand numerous Latinos among the large crowd of supporters who showed up at a recent Trump rally in The Woodlands, TX. By all indicators, Trump appears to have attracted Latino supporters rather than alienate them.

In the brief TMZ interview, Esai Morales did acknowledge one strength of Trump’s that knows no party lines and that may help him more generally with Latinos: “He’s a showman, and we like our entertainment.” Like showmanship, Trump’s stance on vaccine safety has been yet another way for him to reach across the party divide to people who otherwise would not support him. Autism Investigated hopes Morales hops on the Trump Train to better the chances that the people behind the crooked vaccine program will soon hear those two well-deserved words: “You’re fired!”