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    Sunday, August 30, 2009

    A Dose of Controvercy (Warning)

    I'm not happy about the broadcast so there may be some things in here some may find offensive...

    Really, truelly should have been titled a "Dose of crap"

    I'm very disappointed in the coverage on Dateline NBC they said they would be fair and balanced, hmm funny how they still made us out to be a bunch of uneducated parents who are just deseperate for answers and will follow whoever gives us something to hope in....

    Really?... I am... an educated parent who thought LONG AND HARD before I even chose to do biomedical treatments for my child and ... ITS WORKING I might add... but yet jerks like Paul offit publish garbage like his book only making us out to be even bigger idiots. I was hoping for once we would hear the good parts of what our doctors are doing.  They by far did NOT cover enough of the good research, treatments and care our kids are getting. They gave more covereage to the jerk Offit then they did to the DAN coferences and parents they interviewed.

    Can you tell I am irritated?? All I managed to do by watching this program was elevate my blood pressure......gggrrrrrr....... so I went to Datelines website and left a comment. It says they have to approve those comments first before they show up. So I copied what I wrote and pasted it here.

    Read on my dear friends :) and if you feel you want to comment on their site please do. I wish I could say I loved the program, but in all honesty I was let down.

    My response to Datelines coverage of Dr. Wakefield.

    I was very disappointed in your coverage of Dr.Wakefield. I am a parent of a child with autism who is doing biomedical treatments for my child and I am currently waiting and spreading out my youngest sons vaccinations. Through out the whole broadcast I caught several times where parents who chose to space out vaccinations are referred to as anti-vaccine.

    In all honesty, I am tired of being labeled as that since it is entirely untrue. Also I noticed there was ALOT more coverage of what you consider as Dr.Wakefields controversial research, than there was coverage of all the great things he is doing at Thoughtful House in Texas.

    In addition, towards the end of your program when Mr.Lauer was speaking to Dr.Wakefield he said isn't he(dr.wakefield)just preying on parents who are desperate who may have not done any research into the scientific studies done. I find they comment offensive. As a parent of a child with autism, I have done my share of investigating everything out their on research done on both sides. I thought long and hard before we started our biomedical treatments for my son, and even longer when we chose not to vaccinate right away our youngest child.

    I trully was hoping that because Mr.Lauer was doing the interview that it would be more balanced, but I feel not enough was shown on all the great things that they are doing for children with autism. Here's hoping that maybe one day you will be able to show all the good things that are going on as well.

    Well its late, long day tomorrow!

    Much love,


    Foursons said...

    Very well written. Let us know if you get a response.

    Crystal said...

    Yeah, it was pretty brutal. I wasn't happy, especially with the advice they left us with. Really, the AAP's recommendations? Good Lord...

    Holly said...

    I didn't see the program but I hate it when shows/networks do that. It's so irritating!!

    Thanks for your comment. I think it's a great idea to get the records. Of course, when you are ready! And I don't think it's silly at all. Makes complete sense.

    Matthias through autism 2006 till today

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    This song speaks so much to me,to know the trials I have gone through are not .. Unredeemed by Selah

    Matthias Road to Recovery - This is what Faith can do! .