by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) He’s one of the mainstream media’s darling vaccine fanatics, but Paul Offit of Philadelphia Children’s Hospital is an unabashed liar and fraud. This king of quackery has been caught on numerous occasions fabricating defamatory and completely made-up fables about vaccine safety advocates such as investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, formerly of CBS News, and autism researcher and publisher Kathleen Seidel, presumably out of spite.After outing him for being on the financial dole of major vaccine manufacturers such as Wyeth and Merck, Attkisson became an instant enemy of Offit. As admitted by the Orange County Register in 2013, Offit lied when he claimed, ironically, that Attkisson had lied about his tightly-knit relationship with the vaccine industry — she didn’t, of course. Offit also lied about “mean spirited and vituperative” emails he supposedly received from CBS News. It was later revealed that he never received such emails.In a published correction to a July 25, 2008, report that aired on CBS Evening News entitled “How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?”, the Orange County Register had this to say about Offit’s failure to speak honestly about his financial ties with the vaccine industry:According to the CBS News’ documentation recently reviewed by the OC Register, the network requested (but Offit did not disclose) the entire profile of his professional financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies including: The amount of compensation he’d received from which companies in speaking fees; and pharmaceutical consulting relationships and fees.