So, Ben Goldacre, journalist with the Bad Science column in the Grauniad, and writer of the Bad Science blog has incurred the wrath of the lawyers at London's Biggest Conversation radio station for taking an extract from a show where the presenter, Jeni Barnett, managed to put back the cause of science (and with it promote the misguided notion that MMR causes autism) by some years.
WTF is it with arrogant dimwits given airtime to which the generally ignorant public has access? Instead of giving them some valuable information that might allow them to make sensible decisions affecting the lives of them and others, instead twonks like Barnett peddle absolute nonsense in relaiton to public health. The media "scare" over combined MMR has resulted in significantly lower rates of vaccination, and with it a rise in measles, a virus which can cause brain damage and blindness.
And LBC has sought to throw its weight around to suppress the valid criticism of this reckless broadcasting? Twunts.