When the trolls crawl out, cheer up

“The collection of disparaging pieces by Orac and Raptor about anyone offering a different perspective about vaccination is so impressive in both volume and diversity it’s a wonder they have any time left for their day jobs. But rather than take umbrage, those at whom such vitriol is aimed should feel comforted by Socrates’ memorable adage, ‘When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.’ Or its modern-day equivalent by Britain’s Maggie Thatcher, ‘I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.’ (… just replace ‘political’ with ‘vaccine’).

So yes, if you take Orac’s and Raptor’s trolling and their blogs seriously, you are likely to believe that 99.9% of all doctors and scientists are enthusiastically onboard with the mainstream vaccine paradigm, because you have automatically excluded all those who Orac, Raptor and others like them are afraid of and try really hard to discredit and silence.”

― Marco Cáceres, The Vaccine Reaction


Note: The above text is excerpted is from the article “Internet Trolls Attack Anyone Resisting Vaccine Party Line“.

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