Author Topic: Butthurt anti-vaxxers and news reporting responsibility.  (Read 87 times)

Offline trdsf (OP)

Butthurt anti-vaxxers and news reporting responsibility.
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:56:45 PM »
So, parents are divorced, 50/50 custody, one wants their kid vaccinated and the other one doesn't.  Antivaxxer moron parent goes to jail for contempt of court for refusing to follow a court order to have the kid vaccinated; other parent takes kid for vaccinations.  Predictably, antivaxxer moron throws a hissyfit.  May those five days in jail actually stay the worst in your life, antivaxxer moron -- ever consider what the years would be like if your child died of something easily preventable?  I think not.

What really pisses me off about the article is that it's all about butthurt antivaxxer moron's feelings.  Not one single word in there about the actual science behind vaccinations, about the risks of not vaccinating your children, nothing.

I don't give a three dollar fuck about antivaxxer moron parent's feelings.  Cheers to the non-moronic parent, and to the judge.  Polite note sent to the reporter suggesting that adding a few words on the science and statistics of vaccinations would have been appropriate.

For my part -- flu shot today.  So glad to be on insurance.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
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Offline Baruch

Re: Butthurt anti-vaxxers and news reporting responsibility.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 01:02:18 PM »
Nothing but trouble from divorce with kids ;-(  Some have it worse.  The superstitious parent (with no medical excuse) was wrong.  The court did correct the custody.

I am fortunate I have never had a bad reaction to a vaccine.  And I have to get a flu shot every year, to stay working in the medical business.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Butthurt anti-vaxxers and news reporting responsibility.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 09:01:35 AM »
Strange but typical that the reporter thought the importance of the event was the controversy, not the science or the data.  Maybe he believes it is not the press's responsibility to educate the readership.  Unfortunately, focusing on the controversy does nothing to enlighten the ignorant. 

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Re: Butthurt anti-vaxxers and news reporting responsibility.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 09:13:40 AM »
Just more reinforcement for my belief that anti-vaxxers need to be sterilized and sent to an island colony in the Pacific.

Offline Baruch

Re: Butthurt anti-vaxxers and news reporting responsibility.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 07:08:35 PM »
Just more reinforcement for my belief that anti-vaxxers need to be sterilized and sent to an island colony in the Pacific.


Democrats need a FEMA camp ... right next to the Republican FEMA camp.  Or try to use less .. inflammatory rhetoric.
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