I thought you might be amused by this email nugget I just got from a journalist friend who was covering the GMC yesterday.
it was tragi-comedy at the GMC this morning… really sad to see the deification of Wakefield by all these desperate parents who cling on to him as their hero in absence of any other answer for their children’s problems.
But true comedy was when I was offered, in all seriousness, the stars of 1980s police show – Dempsey and Makepeace – as credible interviewees on the subject by the good doctor’s supporters. Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber, in the flesh, I saw them with my own eyes. Not quite clear what their credientials on the subject matter was – the Jabs woman was most surprised when I politely declined.
You should have come down, you would have enjoyed it, though you would probably have got into an arugment with them and might even have been booed along with Brian Deer and Evan Harris.
But more importantly: we’ve all seen the MMR blogs, by the sensible evidence based medicine posse. But where are the rabid anti-MMR people? Where are the conspiracy theorists? Where are the cranks? Is there anyone out there making interesting threats?
There will be a modest prize for the person who finds the loopiest anti-MMR blog on the internet. That’s right: you can win an actual child.