Dr. Andrew Wakefield on Good Morning America calmly and patiently answers a constantly-interrupting George Stephanopolous's questions about the most recent volley of accusations against him, this time from an editorial in the British Medical Journal.
Apparently the show's producers thought it necessary to influence its audience against Dr. Wakefield before allowing it to hear him. So when you watch this, be prepared for a few minutes of mind-prep before you are allowed actually listen to Dr. Wakefield between Stephanopolous's interruptions. Perhaps they thought the already published--and for the most part, highly dubious--"evidence" was insufficient ammunition against someone they credit with single-handedly scaring parents out of vaccinating their children.
Their blaming Dr. Wakefield for parental decisions not to vaccinate their children (or crediting him, depending on what you believe about vaccinations) is almost amusing. Many doctors and other scientists warned about serious problems with vaccinations decades before Dr. Wakefield. Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn, author of "How to Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor", is one who comes to mind.
But then, it doesn't seem like truth is what Good Morning America really had on its mind this morning.