Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talkshow host whose shows are available in over a half-billion homes worldwide. He’s the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Leonardo DiCaprio was inspired by Thom’s book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” to make the movie “The 11th Hour” (in which Thom appears), and Warner Brothers is making a movie starring DiCaprio and Robert De Niro from the book Thom co-authored with Lamar Waldron, Legacy of Secrecy.
In the video above, Thom reviews the controversy surrounding the Tribeca Film Festivals decision to pull the documentary VAXXED from their line-up in March 2016. The documentary features a CDC scientist and now whistleblower confessing his “shame” over the CDC cover-up of the connection between vaccines and autism. Tribeca Film Festival co-founder, Robert DeNiro, continues to defend the film despite caving to pressure to pull it from the festival.
In this video, the producer of the film and medical journalist, Del Bigtree, talks about how the film is not anti-vaccine but pro vaccine safety. Andrew Wakefield, the British scientist and gastroenterologist whose medical license was pulled for publishing research in the venerable Lancet in 1998 that showed a connection between the MMR vaccine and gut inflammation, answers Thoms’ questions about the study and subsequent Big Pharma witch hunt that sought to shut down all discussion about vaccine safety in the past 18 years.
See a trailer for the film below.
More About VAXXED: From Cover Up to Catastrophe
In 2013, biologist Dr. Brian Hooker received a call from a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who led the agency’s 2004 study on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and its link to autism.
The scientist, Dr. William Thompson, confessed that the CDC had omitted crucial data in their final report that revealed a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Over several months, Dr. Hooker records the phone calls made to him by Dr. Thompson who provides the confidential data destroyed by his colleagues at the CDC.
Dr. Hooker enlists the help of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist falsely accused of starting the anti-vax movement when he first reported in 1998 that the MMR vaccine may cause autism. In his ongoing effort to advocate for children’s health, Wakefield directs this documentary examining the evidence behind an appalling cover-up committed by the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens.
Visit the VAXXED website.
VAXXED: the ABC News interview that Big Pharma didn’t want you to see, the ABC News full uncut interview with VAXXED producer and medical journalist, Del Bigtree
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