Our doubts about the New York Times still having a shred of credibility have been confirmed.
They have sunken to a new low with their “lifestyle” piece, “How Hypochondriacs Say ‘I Love You,'” which hit the internets on Saturday, February 20, 2015 (and will appear in print on February 22, 2015, on page ST6 of the New York edition with the headline: In Sickness and in Health.
Apparently they think this is funny–the millions of victims whose victim-blaming they wholeheartedly support in their “I’m The King of the World” editorial superiority complex. Nobody questions the New York Times, right? They are the picture of editorial integrity, the Owner of All that is Good and True. Well, we can play that game.
Call me a narcissist, but this NYT hypochondria piece feels like a direct reply to my post-sepsis syndrome post. (Anyway, ‘narcissism’ is psychiatrix-speak, and it’s been debunked by Thomas Insel of the NIMH, so you know where I’m gonna stick that label.) Here in Lymeland we watch site stats. It has been proven time and again that right after a spike in traffic, we will see a counter-attack. So, immediately after a crap-ton of traffic on my post-sepsis syndrome post, we have this “lifestyle” piece that’s a laugh-a-minute, “I’m awesome at googling symptoms and self-diagnosing fake tick-borne diseases” article whose style reads to me like typing in a mirror. Here’s an excerpt of Nikki Moustaki’s article:
“Most doctors said there was nothing wrong with me. I looked fine and my blood labs were normal. At night, alone in front of the computer, having dimmed the screen because it hurt my eyes, I tried to piece together the puzzle of my crumbling health.
Finally, after poring over my lab results from an infectious-disease doctor, I noticed something she had ignored: a past infection for tick-borne relapsing fever and Colorado tick fever. I had been rescuing dogs for dozens of years and had pulled three times that many ticks out of my own skin.
I found a tick disease infection specialist in Manhattan and was soon told I had Lyme disease and five other tick borne co-infections. It was a Pyrrhic victory. I was sick! Damn, I was sick.
The Lyme disease bacterium had been flourishing for months and had entered my brain and central nervous system. I began treatment, which was long and painful. I searched online harder than ever, now determined to find solutions rather than diseases.”
Sounds fairly innocuous, right? Read the whole thing, and consider the context. What we are witnessing is classic aggressive-defensive behavior. We Cryme Victims effectively communicate a truth that is highly damaging to someone who keeps the NYT in business, so they lash out with a “You-Crazy-Lyme-Hypochondriacs-Need-To-Get-Off-Google-And-Social-Media-Too-While-You’re-At-It” attack. Because they know we are right, and they are wrong. And this is high-stakes, people are gonna rot in jail kind of poker.
Seriously, NYT? You think this is comedy?
“I took photos of the rash with my iPhone so I could enlarge them. I ruled out contact dermatitis, spider bites, shingles, eczema, fungal infection, syphilis, poison ivy and lichen planus. I ruled out 50 other diseases until I landed on the one I was sure of: leprosy.
I knew that an overlooked medical condition could be deadly. My tick-borne brain infection was validation that I wasn’t just a hypochondriac. I had a disease many doctors had failed to see, hundreds of logged search hours under my proverbial belt and the gift of fine powers of deduction.
My boyfriend’s leprosy, I determined, was the type that starts as a small lesion and eventually leads to blindness and facial disfigurement.”
…”Finding leprosy in anyone but my boyfriend would have sent me straight to that clinic myself, pointing to freckles and birthmarks. But now I had someone to care for and love. I could transfer some of my neurotic energy to him — and, of course, save his life.”
People are dying here. People are killing themselves because they can’t deal with the physical pain any longer, and they’ve been completely shunned by the entire medical profession, left to rot on the street because they can’t work, can’t afford a home, can’t buy food, can’t get well, can’t get anyone to believe they are sick, because we have institutions like the New York Friggin Times not questioning why so many people insist that they have Lyme disease, or Gulf War Illness, or Fibromyalgia, or Chronic Fatigue, or “SEID” or Autism, or you name it.
Well, guess what? That’s a game they are going to lose. I have never been a betting woman, but in this game–the exposure of the CDC, Yale, aldf.com Lyme Cabal– we have our hands full of aces, in the form of scientific evidence of the crimes committed, and by whom. In upcoming posts, I’m going to share more and more of that evidence. In fact, why not start here, with the Dearborn Booklet: DEARBORN_PDF, which until now, has only lived in one other place online.
Everyone, please, download, read, print, share! Hand them out at a parade! Have a Dearborn Booklet party and dress up as your favorite Lyme criminal! Surely you can find ideas on Pinterest, to make the most of this really excellent theme that will have your guests in hysterics for many years to come, unable to leave their couch, scaring away the home health workers with the Gary Wormser mask that they didn’t have the strength to peel from their moldy, cake-and-eczema plastered faces!
This latest attack only reinforces our convictions and our resolve to see this crime fully exposed and fully prosecuted. The New York Times’ shameful behavior–making fun of sick people who are actually crime victims–establishes once and for all that they are completely devoid of compassion, journalistic integrity, scientific writers and any ability to check facts.
We will not rest until the perpetrators of the Lyme Cryme are prosecuted so science can advance. The New York Times, in continuing to publish all the garbage it wants, or is paid to publish, only makes our case stronger.
So, here’s the only information you can trust from the NYT now–the only actual science they have bestowed upon us.
First, this valuable information on how thimerosal is put in vaccines to inhibit fungal growth. (Vaccine Rule is Said to Hurt Health Efforts, by Sabrina Tavernise, December 17, 2012)
But a proposal that the ban include thimerosal, which has been used since the 1930s to prevent bacterial and fungal contamination in multidose vials of vaccines, has drawn strong criticism from pediatricians.
They say that the ethyl-mercury compound is critical for vaccine use in the developing world, where multidose vials are a mainstay.
Banning it would require switching to single-dose vials for vaccines, which would cost far more and require new networks of cold storage facilities and additional capacity for waste disposal, the authors of the articles said.
Second, the one where Dr. Adriana Marques of the NIAID CONFIRMS (although in a backhanded way) the disease process we have exposed (wherein the immunosuppression from borrelial lipoprotein blebbing leads to reactivated herpesviruses), When Lyme Disease Lasts and Lasts, by Jane E. Brody, July 8, 2013:
“Complicating the picture is the fact that some people with PTLDS symptoms apparently never had Lyme disease in the first place, Dr. Marques said in an interview. There are other infectious organisms — Epstein-Barr virus, for example — that can produce similar symptoms and may be the real culprits.”
That’s it. You can’t trust the New York Times for anything else. Cancel your subscription. Make papier-mâché volcanoes out of their “newspaper,” because it’s only good for spewing heated rhetoric.