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Arthur Allen, David Gorski and Marge Talbot Admit They Hate Freedom

Imagine you wrote about mercury in childhood vaccines with some seriousness in The New York Times Magazine. Then imagine a couple years later changing tune and writing a pharma talking point-filled screed at the request of your dominatrix wife, who was funded by vaccine groups. Finally, you learn many more years after that that The New York Times “journalist” she made you emulate was forced out of journalism following his humiliatingly one-sided reporting and became a pharma PR agent. What would you do?

If you were POLITICO editor Arthur Allen, you would shoot the messenger by blocking the person who told you all that on your social media. That’s exactly what Allen did.

It’s natural to hate someone for something you don’t have, as Arthur Allen clearly feels he doesn’t have freedom. At the end of his forgettable book Vaccines, he acknowledges his wife this way:

Finally, I can’t properly express the gratitude and admiration I have for my wife, Margaret Talbot, a kind person who has never thought to discourage my dreams.

“who has never thought to discourage my dreams.” -Thou doth protest too much, Art.

Someone who actually went to interview him, however, gave the real scoop, “She wears the pants in that relationship.”

Boy does she. Who mentions his wife in his journalism bio, especially when she does not reciprocate the favor in her bio? Clearly, it’s a man who features a quote like this at the top of one of his articles:

“Appeals to freedom are like the gateway drug to pseudoscience.”

That was said by none other than evicted “Science”Blogger David Gorski. In 2010, Autism Investigated’s future editor revealed that he was working on a clinical trial for a drug by a big vaccine maker that was in partnership with his employer. Readers complained to his employer, leading Gorski into a victimhood frenzy begging for “free speech” and “academic freedom” he clearly wants for himself but not for others. The trial was since terminated after Gorski failed to enroll patients. He also really didn’t take well to videotaped questioning by Autism Investigated’s future editor in 2013, which led to Gorski blocking the editor on Twitter in 2017.

David Gorski, Arthur Allen and Margaret Talbot might all come from different backgrounds and have different personalities. If there’s one thing they have in common, however, it’s this: they all hate freedom and are not afraid to say so.

Gardiner Harris is Now a Pharmaceutical Public Relations Agent

According to ex-New York Times’ disgraced vaccine propagandist Gardiner Harris on LinkedIn, he is now “Director of Communications” for Foresite Capital:

Bringing my 25 years of experience at the highest levels of journalism to the venture capital industry, where I am charged with raising the visibility of this premier healthcare-focused investment firm.

Its investments include vaccines, including the development of one that is being led by GlaxoSmithKline’s former vaccine chief. Nine years ago, Autism Investigated’s editor complained to The New York Times about Gardiner Harris’ conflict of interest and abusive conduct. Then-public editor Clark Hoyt responded at the time:

You charged that Gardiner Harris has a conflict of interest in covering the issue because his brother works for a company that includes pharmaceutical firms among its customers. His brother works for a company that sells genetic testing equipment to academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies. Gardiner Harris said he does not know if any of the customers are makers of vaccines but assumes some are. I find your notion that this constitutes a conflict of interest to be too much of a stretch. The brother is not himself involved in vaccine production or sales. The connection you are trying to make is too tenuous to be credible.

Now Gardiner Harris is running PR for those who invest in vaccine production and sales. Harris’ reporting was cited in fellow vaccine propagandist Arthur Allen’s 2005  flip-flop in favor of the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal. Allen wrote a major 2002 piece in The New York Times Magazine that featured early concerns about the toxin. He blocked Autism Investigated on Twitter after being reminded that the journalist his wife made him emulate is now a pharma PR agent.

The pharma PR firms are hiring Pee-Wee Allen.

REVENGE OF LARGE MARGE TALBOT: Dividing Robert Kennedy’s Family

From “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”: “Be sure tell ’em Large Marge sent cha!”

David Talbot is the founder of Salon.com, which published Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s landmark article Deadly Immunity. When the site pulled Kennedy’s article, Talbot rightfully slammed the move as editorial cowardice and caving to pharma pressure. Talbot is also the brother and brother-in-law of longtime pro-vaccine media power couple: Margaret Talbot of The New Yorker and Arthur Allen of POLITICO. Now Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s brother, sister and niece just published a screed in POLITICO Magazine attacking his criticism of vaccines. What a coincidence…

Allen began spreading vaccine propaganda in direct response to Kennedy’s Deadly Immunity, a 2005 article about the government’s cover-up of injury from the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal. It was published in both Salon.com and Rolling Stone, although Salon.com would delete it years later. Allen’s wife Margaret Talbot meanwhile was a senior fellow of the New America think tank, funded by Gates, Soros and the pharmaceutical industry. She could not have been thrilled that the website her brother founded published Kennedy’s piece. According to one journalist who visited her and Allen’s house to interview him and was promptly kicked out by her to do the interview elsewhere, “She wears the pants in that relationship.”

She must’ve gotten some flak when her brother’s website published Kennedy’s article. As her own husband admitted when he flip-flopped, he had previously written about thimerosal with some honesty:

As the writer who first told the thimerosal story in depth in the New York Times Magazine two and a half years ago, I have been astonished to see how badly it has been handled since.

He didn’t write that sentence.

Hey Pee-Wee Allen, be sure tell ’em Large Marge sent cha! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA