Glenn Beck: Spotlight on Science - Autism

VOICE: Glenn Beck program presents Spotlight on Science.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We'll restore science to its rightful place.

VOICE: A series dedicated to President Obama's passion for everything science.

GLENN: He wants to make sure that we set science in her place. He said last night in the speech that he's just going to look at the facts and the figures. So here we go. The doctor who sparked the scare of the safety of the measles vaccine of children changed and misreported the results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism. This is due to studies in the U.K. Sunday Times in an investigation. The research was published in 1998 in an article in the Lancet medical journal. It claimed that families of eight out of twelve children attending a routine clinic at the hospital had blamed MMR for their autism. Although the research paper claimed that problems came within days of the inoculation, only one case did medical records suggest that this was true and in many cases medical concerns had been raised before the children were vaccinated. But what does it mean? Basically that this scare started from just one of 12 patients. Despite involving just a dozen children, the 1998 paper's impact was extraordinary. After its publication rates of inoculation fell from 92% to below 80. The result? In England 24 times the amount of children are getting measles than they did in 1998 when the study came out. Scientists have now spent years trying to replicate this one study at one clinic with only 12 patients. No researchers have been able to replicate the results produced by Wakefield's team in the Lancet study. Some use statistics to see if autism took off in 1988 when MMR was introduced. It didn't. Others used virology to see if MMR caused bowel disease, a core suggestion in the paper. It didn't. Yet more replicated the exact Wakefield tests. They showed nothing. The doctor denies now any wrongdoing but it is possible that one idiotic doctor in a peer review journal with all the credibility of science being put in her rightful place has created a worldwide panic for parents and has misled millions in research that could have been used to study autism in another way. Now who knows w hat the truth is. Autism is so difficult for doctors to get a handle on and parents, their hearts are just ripped out of their chest. Maybe they will find something later on that backs this up. However, this medical journal has been involved in at least one other study that at least I know of that was massively wrong. It has fueled a whole generation of wildly inaccurate misinformation and even influence on public policy makers, not to mention Rosie O'Donnell and even Osama Bin Laden. The Lancet was also the journal that produced the study claiming that over 600,000 people had died in Iraq during the Iraqi war, a fact parroted in endless amounts of propaganda in the Middle East, not to mention Hollywood, that has undoubtedly resulted in countless deaths of U.S. troops and innocent civilians despite the fact that every other study found 1/10th of that figure. The study was later discredited but it is still repeated endlessly on liberal blogs and therefore because of the copy-and-paste feature probably on Keith Olbermann's show as well, although I'm only basing that on studies of only one Keith Olbermann. So maybe the sample size just isn't large enough.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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