Here is the letter sent to Dan Olmsted two days ago:
From: ABC MEDICINE
Sent: Tue Feb 26 12:56:31 2008
Subject: Federal Government May Have Conceded on Vaccine-Autism Case -- ABC News Interest
This is Dan Childs, producer of the Health page of ABCNews.com. I hope this message finds you well.
There has been a buzz lately about the possible concession of a vaccine-related case by the government. Much of this talk has surrounded a column posted on the Huffington Post. ...
ABC News is still assessing the validity of this report, but we would like to be ready to responsibly cover this issue if the report does, in fact, prove to be true.
In short, the column suggests that the federal government has chosen to concede to one case in which the plaintiff claims that her child developed features consistent with an autism spectrum disorder after receiving her vaccinations. Based on this case, the column further suggests that something about the vaccines may trigger autism-like illness in children who are susceptible to mitochondrial disorders.
Depending on what we find out, various ABC News platforms may be interested in covering this development. I am also interested in writing a story for ABCNews.com on this topic.
With this in mind, I was hoping that you would be willing to lend your expertise to come of the questions that we have about this possible development. Specifically:
1) With regard to the idea that vaccines may trigger mitochondrial disorders, what evidence are you aware of that would point to this possibility?
2) If it turns out that the federal government did concede in this case, what are your thoughts on this move?
Any other comments you have on this are most appreciated.
Please note that your comments will be considered on the record and available for use in a story on ABCNews.com unless you specifically request that your responses be used for background purposes only. Please also be sure to include your full contact information in case we would like to get in touch with you for further information.
If you receive this message after 10AM on Wednesday, Feb. 27, please disregard it as the deadline for this story will have passed.
Thanks, and I look forward to talking with you soon!
Yet here is their health story for Feb. 27th:
All Kids Need The Flu Shot, CDC Says
By MIKE STOBBE
Feb. 27, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) - Annual flu vaccinations should be given to all children ages 6 months through 18 years of age, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday....
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE MEDIA!!!
They don't just ignore the biggest story out there, they actually publish disinformation!
In honor of Dan Childs dogged investigative journalism, I am republishing my script for my short film. It is my interpretation of what Watergate might have been like had Bob Woodward worked for ABC News in the early 70's. The part of Bob Woodward will now be played by Dan Childs
NONE OF THE PRESIDENTS MEN
Open to interior of Oval Office:
Mr. Childs: Thank you for meeting with me Mr. President. This guy Deep Throat told me that you knew about the break in at the Watergate Building.
Mr. Nixon: Nope. Sorry. Don’t know anything about it. Besides, studies show that Republicans don't commit B&Es.
Mr. Childs: Ok. Thanks for your time.