The New York Post has printed the following story today (May 9 Sat) on Celia Farber filing a suit for libel against the promoters of the HIV/AIDS paradigm who have harassed her with insults and false detractions in her long battle to report on the repressed debate on this important policy issue.
Page Six, the key gossip column in Manhattan run by Richard Johnson, has reported earlier on Celia Farber, as readers will recall, since Johnson is one of the few significant members of the press who is not swayed by the sometimes vicious attacks of the paradigm defenders who have the otherwise respectable New York Times in their pocket.
Given the abysmal cowardice and lack of professionalism of the Times and most other mainstream media in concealing by omission the important public policy issue that the AIDS paradigm may be dangerously incorrect (as readers here know all the literature of the field argues that it is quite wrong and has shown this from 1987 and increasingly since), Johnson probably deserves some kind of prize for his editorial stance.
Perhaps when Farber finally gets her Pultizer, he will share in the glory. :
Farber’s lawyers filed a 21-page libel complaint this week in Manhattan Supreme Court accusing Richard Jefferys, of the Treatment Action Group, of orchestrating a campaign against her last May when she was given the Semmelweis Clean Hands Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for an article she wrote in Harper’s in 2006, “AIDS and the Corruption of Medical Science.”
The Harpers article gave credence to the work of Peter Duesberg, who believes HIV is a harmless “passenger” virus and not the cause of AIDS, and questioned the value of expensive antiretroviral drugs. Jefferys and his team blitzed the Semmelweis Society with e-mails claiming Farber had altered quotes and falsely misrepresented scientific papers.
The Semmelweis Society, in turn, launched its own investigation, and concluded the AIDS industry itself has all the characteristics of a multibillion-dollar criminal enterprise that desperately needed whistleblowers. Farber, the daughter of talk legend Barry Farber, kept her award, though the battle to rescind it garnered fresh attacks, in which she was likened to Pol Pot, Stalin, Mengele, David Irving, David Duke and O.J. Simpson.
The former Spin columnist recently launched a new literary Web site called the Truth Barrier, with former New York Press editor John Strausbaugh. In appreciation for her work on AIDS, the artist Robert Crumb submitted an original drawing and a hand-written three-page letter expressing his despair over what he believes is the distortion of the AIDS story.
“Actually, Crumb’s letter was too true even for the Truth Barrier,” says Farber. “I redacted it. I don’t want these pharma-bullies attacking him next.”
The behavior of HIV/AIDS protectors
Perhaps it should be repeated for those new to this scientific debacle that Richard Jefferys is or at least was when we last checked one of the several people running the Treatment Action Group with the generous help of the drug companies which manufacture the dangerous and revolting drugs with which unfortunate gays and blacks are mismedicated for symptoms that have nothing to do with the antibodies they harbor to HIV (which itself has long left their bodies, it is clear, even if the test is a reliable indicator, which is not the case).
Jefferys is given to long and reliable sounding (to newcomers) rationalizations of the chasm between AIDS theory and AIDS facts as reported in the scientific literature, but no one should be misled. The best reference site in this field is Peter Duesberg’s site on AIDS at UC Berkeley, and the other sites listed in our blogroll on the right hand side of the front page of this blog, which have an asterisk beside their title.
The story of the Semmelweis awards given to Farber and Duesberg a year ago was written up here at the time. The report of the appalling behavior of the opponents to the awards who tried to sabotage them by discrediting the pair is at Politics briefly quash science in Washington furore
Whether the suit has a chance of success or not, it just might attract the interest of people who are not involved in the politics and science of AIDS, which is without doubt the sewer of science. In that case, in the Obama reform era where great scams and scandals are being forced into the light of day, with an administration willing to take action in cases where huge sums are at stake and people are pulling the wool over the eyes of officials and the public at large – a good description of the situation in AIDS for the last 22 years – it just might result in what the frantic hounds of hell are most desperate to avoid, a review of the field from outside.
This of course is what the defenders of the improbable nonsense that is the conventional wisdom in HIV/AIDS are always frantic to avoid, and why they are so venomous to deal with.
They will get their just deserts if Celia, having been driven finally to defend herself after two decades of calumny and vicious attacks for her resolutely objective investigative coverage of their antics, manages through this case to be their nemesis, as they have always feared.