The media gets up in Wakefield's grill.
"But sir, if your study is a lie, your book is a lie."
Brian Deer exposes Wakefield's "elaborate fraud" in the journal BMJ. Of course, Wakefield's supporters still love him and now insist he never equated autism with the MMR. Funny, though, as that's how they've been using it since 1998. And of course, they trot out the 14 studies again.
JB Handley backpeddles, as well, and now he's saying vaccines caused the regression, and the MMR is only two of the shots. Monkey study. Tobacco science. Vaccinated versus non-vaccinated. Blah blah blah. And he refuses to address whether Wakefield is a fraud or not.
Same old, same old. Except that the reporters don't buy what Wakefield or Handley are selling. Nice change of pace.
The only thing I'd agree with Handley is we don't need or want sympathy.
Elyse at Skechick has a great writeup over Wakefield and the BMJ article. And Orac speaks, as well.