Andrew Wakefield... or Dr Andrew Wakefield as I still call him, has lost his career for trying to alert the public to the dangers of vaccines, see here for background: http://hpanwo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/dr-brian-deer-at-westminster-skeptics.html. He has since moved to the
United States of
America and produced a film called Vaxxed, an autobiographical documentary
about his experience and his work, see: http://vaxxedthemovie.com/.
I have not yet seen this film, so can't say too much right now, but I'm familiar
with some of the themes involved; see the background links above and below. The
actor Robert DeNiro, who has an autistic eighteen-year-old son, took the brave
decision to show the film at the Tribeca Film Festival which he organizes. The
skeptics have predictably lambasted the film, Dr Wakefield, Robert DeNiro, the
production team and everybody else associated with it. The most vocal of these
critics is a rather frenzied young woman from Ireland
whom I will not identify at the moment for legal reasons. She has been speaking
on both the skeptic and mainstream media about the film in extremely harsh
terms. She says she can do this because it is her right to free speech. I
agree. No matter how vehement and disparaging her criticism of Vaxxed is, I would defend her right to
express it. The problem is she is also actively trying to obstruct the film's
distribution in her country and others. Can you see the contradiction? Yes, it
is the typical skeptic free speech double-standard. She wants free speech for
herself and her fellow skeptics... but not for those who oppose her. I address
this double-standard in detail here: https://youtu.be/kT6LAfDybKU?t=1h17m59s.
So this Irish pro-vaccine activist is shamelessly advocating censorship of the
film Vaxxed. I wish the film's distributors
good luck in stopping her.
See here for additional background: http://hpanwo.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/emergency-swine-flu-meeting-with-ian.html.