Dr. Nancy Snyderman is NBC's chief medical editor. This morning she did a profile of Dr. Paul Offit, author of the new book Autism's False Prophets.
The profile was pretty good, not great, it missed a few points. But check out what happened during the "outro" after the report. Dr. Snyderman had mentioned that she personally had been "physically ambushed" by anti-vaccine people, and then she totally got into Matt Lauer's face about referring to the vacccines/autism thing as "controversial."
It was a sight to behold:
Kudos, Dr. Snyderman, kudos.
If you click on the title of this blog, then you can go to the thread where this discussion is going on at the JREF. There are a few more posts about Dr. Snyderman as well as a few more NBC spots and the Nightline show. There is also the cranks that still think that vaccines are poison and such. Their posts are almost funny if it wasn't for the public danger they represent.