UPDATED AT THE END, FOR THE LULZ
Don’t say I didn’t warn all of y’all. When you told me you wanted to defend science and look after the herd, I told you that people would come along and attack you personally, especially when they can’t put 2 brain cells together to come up with a coherent argument against vaccination. I also told you that they would come after your family, friends, and anyone else connected to you.
Alright, if I didn’t tell you then, I’m telling you now. People like Joe Gooding will come after you and post your personal picture (albeit altered) all over the net to raise anger against you. Who is Joe Gooding? Aside from probably the biggest douche this side of the Mississippi, Joe Gooding has a blog that is chock-full of anti-vaccine lies and misinformation. If you can dream up something (whatever it is) against vaccines, he’s probably covered it on his blog.
Correction. He hasn’t covered it on his blog. Others have. He just takes others’ work and puts it up on his blog.
Speaking of others’ work. Joe Gooding has taken a picture of Dorit Reiss and spread it far and wide on Twitter, because… Because he’s creepy, that’s why.
He and his friends are hilariously trying to start up a hashtag to smear Dorit and others over their support of vaccines. Because, you see, if you own stock in GSK (a pharmaceutical company), then you have a conflict of interest for defending the science of all vaccines. In Joe Gooding’s world, all of “Big Pharma” is in cahoots, so it doesn’t matter if you support one vaccine or another. What matters is that you become a target, and Joe Gooding and his friends think that it’s okay.
Not only do they think it’s okay to post people’s pictures online and accuse them of all sorts of crazy things, they also think that they themselves are untouchable. I find this to be hilarious because just a few keystrokes can help anyone figure out who, or what, Joe Gooding is. And I can tell you that he is a nobody. Just another angry anti-vaccine cult member who likes to wax misogynistic online but would probably run and hide in person if, say, I were sitting here in Harrisburg, close enough to smell his stench… For example. I have better things to do in Harrisburg, though.
Joe Gooding is the kind of online bully who suffers, horribly, from the Dunning-Krueger effect. In essence, he thinks he knows better than actual experts, and he smears anyone he finds intellectually superior to him:
“As you may know, there is an ongoing intense public debate around the issue of Mandatory Vaccination. This debate has spilled over into social media forums, such as Twitter and Facebook, with passionate debate on both sides. However, the Pro-Forced Vaccine element has attempted to marginalize the Vaccine Choice supporters with the completely made up term “Anti-Vax”. They frequently link users to a site where this definition is articulated.”
Yet another deluded idiot who thinks his anti-vaccine views are not anti-vaccine. Big surprise.
“In an attempt to be balanced, I have created the term “Vax Shill” (#vaxshill) and will articulate it here. These are the characteristics and behaviors of those who would force vaccination upon you, which include, but are not limited to:”
I don’t think Joe Gooding knows what balanced is, because the list he spews off includes such unbalanced things as:
“Thinks Paul Offit is not a pile of shit liar, pays zero attention to any conflicts of interest, but doesn’t hold the same for those with opposing views.”
“Uses ad hominem attacks when given any data, referring to individual as “Dunning Kruger”. Claims you must be a doctor or scientist to opine on vaccines or their safety.”
I don’t think Dunning-Kruger is an ad hominem. It’s calling a deluded idiot a deluded idiot, Joe Gooding. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Finally, this gem:
“Rejects religious freedom, gun ownership rights, and medical choice. Claims moral conscience is not a right to decline vaccination. Denies aborted fetal cells are in vaccines, until shown they are. Then admits to it.”
Because, you know, religious freedom and gun ownership are directly tied in to whether vaccines work or don’t. That’s the level of genius Joe Gooding puts on display. And his post above? His announcement of it on Twitter comes with this doctored picture, also of Dorit Reiss:
So don’t say I didn’t warn you when you decide to take on the anti-vaccine cult and their idiotic statements. They will go to your Facebook profile, pull out pictures of you and your family, read too much into comments and innuendo that others make about you, and they will smear you… They’ll smear the heart out of you.
UPDATE, Joe Gooding responds:
So now we know that Joe Gooding doesn’t know what “fascist” and “apocryphal” mean. For a libertarian, Tea Party, truther, birther, he doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of the English language.