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Thursday, August 18, 2011
WND Back To Fearmongering About Vaccines
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily has long fearmongered about vaccines, which went somewhat into abeyance after research claiming a link between vaccines and autism was discredited. As we documented at the time, WND couldn't be bothered to devote an original article to the discrediting, leaving it to one of its columnists to write about it.

But now, WND is back in the fearmongering business with an Aug. 15 article by Michael Carl:

More than 100 children from Malawi's southern district of Nsanje have been forced at gunpoint to receive measles vaccinations, according to a report from the southern African nation.

And the partner in the forced medication program? The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to Natural News.

Carl made no apparent effort to verify the original report, which comes from a website of unknown veracity called Malawi Voice. It claims to "provide the true information to Malawians and other interested parties independently and honestly." That's basically what WND claims, and we know how that worked out.

WND's other source is something called Natural News, a Taiwan-based website that also cites the Malawi Voice report as its basis. Its veracity is questionable as well, given such headlines as "Why is George Soros selling gold and buying farmland?" and "Unplugging from The Man, Part II."

Despite not bothering to verify any of the major claims he's reporting, Carl pretended they were true anyway giving space to activists like Brannon Howse -- who we last saw praying for liberal journalists to take their inspiration from Fox News and WND -- to attack the Gates Foundation and claim that "I believe the globalists have every desire to destroy parental authority and they will do so in the name of 'helping children'" and "Hitler also spoke of how the 'state' owned the German children."

As per WND style, the article's headline -- "Government vaccinations at gunpoint reported" -- is written vaguely in order to falsely suggest that this was going on in the United States.

In short: There's no reason to believe what Carl has written here, since he couldn't be bothered to find out of any of it was true before he wrote about it.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:46 AM EDT

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