If you go after Big Agra or Big Pharma, they are going to come after you. They do everything in their power to discredit you in the media, all the while working behind the scenes with governments to get laws passed to stop your right to know. Your right to know what is in your food. Your right to know what is in vaccines.
Dr Oz questions credibility of critics over ties to GMO industry
A week after 10 doctors urged Columbia University to sever ties with Mehmet Oz, the celebrity doctor appeared on his syndicated television show to denounce allegations that he promotes “quack treatments”.
“The 10 doctors who attacked me got what they wanted – sensational headlines and sound bites,” said Oz, known to most of America as Dr Oz. He told his audience he was surprised by the criticisms, and believes that doctors should not fight their battles or each other in public. “But now I believe I must,” he said.
The group of doctors last week urged university officials to remove Oz from a faculty position on the grounds that he promotes “quack treatments” and “has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, as well as baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops”.
Oz’s response to his critics – first touted in a Facebook post on Friday – has now become an all-out defense campaign that includes an op-ed in Time magazine, an episode-long defense and a follow-up interview on NBC’s Today show last Friday.
The doctors calling for Oz’s dismissal have included his stance on GMO labeling as one of their leading complaints. The stance, while controversial, is not as severe as the other accusations, which have previously landed him in hot water with both the Federal Drug Administration and the US Senate. – The Guardian
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Why does Washington Post, USA Today, NPR and the AP get its ‘science’ talking points from a convicted felon who went to prison for Medicaid fraud?
The New York Times picked up a couple more awards for a political corruption story, Ebola coverage and international reportage; The Wall Street Journal won for an investigative hit piece against healthcare providers who manipulate Medicare; the Los Angeles Times won for reporting how the state’s extreme drought has affected the “human condition”; a smaller South Carolina paper won a prize for reporting violence against women; the St. Louis Post-Dispatch picked up a Pulitzer for photography during the Ferguson riots; some guy won the Poetry Pulitzer for revealing the “scope of African-American experience” through poems that drew from “slave narratives.”
And so forth. In other words, these mainstream papers “went after” stories where reporters and editors had already decided the outcome, and as usual, Columbia University rewarded their pre-conceived orthodoxy as members of the journalistic “cool kids club.”
Dr. Oz no longer a “cool kid”
Why does this matter? Because it helps explain how a man like Dr. Oz could be so savagely attacked by a media so willing to pile on this suddenly not-so-cool kid without bothering to actually investigate the charges being made against him and, more importantly, by whom: When you’re out of “the club,” the cool kids have already decided you must be guilty as charged because that sounds about right.
As USRTK noted in a press release about the Dr. Oz criticism:
The 55-point headline in Slate blares, “Letter from Prominent Doctors Implies Columbia Should Fire Dr. Oz for Being a Quack.” The story by Ben Mathis-Lilly is based on a letter by a group of doctors who want Columbia University to relieve Dr. Oz of his position as vice chair of the department of surgery at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
“Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, as well as baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops,” says the letter, which was sent soon after Dr. Oz aired a show about glyphosate, the herbicide associated with most genetically engineered crops that was recently designated as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization.
The complaint to Columbia was signed by Dr. Henry I. Miller and nine colleagues, “all of whom are distinguished physicians,” the letter claims. – Natural News
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Unfortunately, corporations and banks own governments. They own politicians. In the USA, they own judges. They own the law enforcement. The deck is stacked against the ordinary citizen who wants to try and change things. To top it all off, most people just don’t care.
I just do not see this ending well. I don’t. Luck for me, I will not spend much time living in the fascist corporatocracy that the world is becoming. I feel sorry for the young people. They will never know how it feels to live in a free society.
Freedom…another endangered species that is on the path to extinction.