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Houston: ‘Threatening Calls’ From Government Forced Us To Cancel ‘Vaxxed’

A new letter sent by the chairman of the Houston Film Festival shows that Robert DeNiro and the Tribeca Film Festival were just the first to be pressured (or should we say threatened?) not to show the film Vaxxed: From Coverup To Catastrophe.

If you don’t think there is a government agenda to silence the growing anti-vaccination movement then you might want to take a look at the damning paper trail that is starting to pile up.

A new letter sent by the chairman of the Houston Film Festival shows that Robert DeNiro and the Tribeca Film Festival were just the first to be pressured (or should we say threatened?) not to show the film Vaxxed: From Coverup To Catastrophe.

The following letter was sent to Philippe Diaz, Chairman of Cinema Libre, distributor of the film, on April 5, at 8:56 am.

The situation has now escalated to criminal conduct and extortion, with the film festival being threatened with ‘severe action’ if they showed the film, and punishing financial losses in the form of withdrawn grants.

Dear Philippe~ Good Morning…

I wanted you to know that just like DeNiro and Tribeca, we must withdraw our invitation to screen VAXXED! It has been cancelled, and there was no press release about the film… that was scheduled for today, but after very threatening calls late yesterday (Monday) from high Houston Government officials (the first and only time they have ever called in 49 years) – we had no choice but to drop the film.

Heavy handed censorship, to say the least… they both threatened severe action against the festival if we showed it, so it is out. Their actions would have cost us more than $100,000 in grants.

I do hope that they did not call or threaten you. It is done, it is out and we have been censored… There are some very powerful forces against this project. It does seem a bit of overkill, as I am confident that it will be released Online soon and millions of people can see it.

My Thanks and Best regards,

Hunter

Hunter Todd
Chairman & Founding Director
TEAM WORLDFEST
The 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston

You could argue this is not quite censorship in the literal sense of the word, because the government officials issued threats to withhold funding, and thus offered the film festival a quasi-choice rather than directly ordering them not to show the film.

This is called financial extortion.  In reality they are not presenting the film festival with any choice at all.  Either they submit to the government’s ‘very threatening’ demands, or they face financial ruin.  The powers that be are doing everything they can to silence the anti-vaccination movement.

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  • Sally Rubis

    The documentary, to the best of my knowledge, is not Anti-vaccination, it is based on exposing the cover-up by the CDC, and the patterns which exists in the vaccines rounds being given which were known to indicate a higher risk of autism in black boys taking the MMR vaccine, yet the CDC continued to function without informing or changing the scheduled rounds of vaccines which doctor’s were administering… at least this is one aspect of the documentary as I understand it. None of the foregoing points to anti-vaccination, it does shine a light on corruption and cover-up.
    The movement is anti-corruption and justice – anti-vaccination is a whole other topic.

    • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

      It shines a light on BS. It is nothing but fear mongering propaganda for Wakefield, a disgraced fraud who deserves a prison cell before he deserves a spotlight.

    • DigMed

      it is based on exposing the cover-up by the CDC, and the patterns which exists in the vaccines rounds being given which were known to indicate a higher risk of autism in black boys taking the MMR vaccine,

      This whole notion that the CDC covered anything up is completely fabricated by anti-vaxxer liars.

    • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

      “…to the best of my knowledge…”
      Ahhh, I think we have found the problem!

  • http://www.nytimes.com Mary

    Censorship unprecedented ! Does anyone know where I can see this online, I am in Australia, so would like to see it asap… Australian Govt and Left controlled Media are extremists Pro-Vaccine so this would never make it to Australia in any form either. It is insanity how people promote Vaccines with toxic preservatives, and triple threats like MMR for underdeveloped immune systems. I can’t believe 50 percent of children will soon have Autism, that is clearly Genocide.

    • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

      Clearly all it is is your lack of understanding of science and medicine. Also, your lack of critical thinking skills, and apparent inability to discern credible information from fear-mongering propaganda. Well done.

      There are no toxic preservatives in vaccines.

      • lala

        http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/additives.htm

        Clearly you have done no research. Straight from the CDC’s website. I wonder who is paying you to comment on this…

        • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

          First of all, as is my standard customary reply to anyone who accuses me of being a paid shill, go fck yourself.

          As for research, I am very well aware of the ingredients in today’s vaccines. The original post called out “toxic preservatives” which I can only assume was referring to thimerosal. Thimerosal was removed from all childhood vaccines almost 15 yrs ago. It is still present in small amounts in multidose flu vaccine, but you can easily request the single-dose version.

          Whenever the word “toxin” is used to refer to any chemical substance without referencing specific dosages, your red flag meters should go off. Hard.

          • DigMed

            Trying to educate or expect the least amount of honesty from these people is a hopeless task. Whatever idiocy they choose to believe always trumps the facts. But that doesn’t mean we should give up showing them for the nutcase morons they are.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            Some days it seems like an act of complete futility.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            You never know how many lurkers you save – just like you never know about the woman whose purse wasn’t stolen because a policeman was standing next to her – no-one will ever know about the crime that didn’t take place.

          • Kiko

            You mean you never know how many children become vaccine injured because a paid pharmaceutical rep that constantly changes their various online profile names distracted them from the truth about vaccine safety and vigilance.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            “vaccine-injured”: code for I’m an anti-science troll.

          • Sally Rubis

            Please, the vaccine/pharmaceutical industry funds pseudo-science. It is not rocket science to have full disclosure available as to what these creatures are doing in the states and around the globe. First the cracks appear, then piece after piece begins to fall. The entire ascendancy of this vast facade of lies is crumbling before our very eyes. Hallelujah.

          • Sally Rubis

            Sunshine kills germs, let the sunshine in….

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            I love getting medical advice from a 12-comment troll with no scientific training. Seems legit.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            Holy sht! Could you possibly be more ridiculous? Do you even understand the definition of pseudoscience? You, the person who just posted that sunshine kills germs? I’ll remember to tell those Ebola victims they just needed more sunshine. Oh wait, nevermind. That didn’t work for them either, did it?

          • shay simmons

            Yep, scrubbing down your kitchen counter after cutting up a chicken is totes unnecessary. Just let the sun shine on it.

            //s//

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill
          • Kiko

            Vaccinations are shipped to the US from overseas. They are manufactured in poorly regulated fined labs. Not to mention that the manufacturers absolutely did take part in medical experimentation in war camps in Europe. Facts facts facts. Foolish Child Ad Hominem no likey the facts.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            The point just sailed right over your head, didn’t it?

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            It’s not that hard to put a clear and obvious point over bridgit’s head. Stop patting yourself on the back!

          • Sally Rubis

            If you have to fall back on Thimerosal, you really are reaching. Toxic preservatives, and toxic agents are numerous. How presumptuous can one get, by assuming that anyone with a brain is going to be “requesting” the single-dose version? Very presumptuous indeed.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            Thimerosal was previously used in vaccines as a preservative. That was its function. That was its only function. There are no other preservatives in vaccines given in the US (don’t bother trying to list antibiotics or formaldehyde). Therefore, when a google U. “scientist” tells me to do my research, and that vaccines contain toxic preservatives, I can only assume they are talking about, you know, preservatives! And that would be thimerosal.

            “Toxic preservatives, and toxic agents are numerous.

            Bullshlt. Name them, their dosage, and what is considered a toxic level for each of these “numerous” “toxins” in current vaccines. I’ll wait.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Also: name the dosage in vaccines

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            That’s what I meant when I said name the toxins and their dosage. I was probably just too busy shaking my head in disgust to word it any clearer. Thes people are exasperating.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Yup.

        • Sally Rubis

          ditto. no let me add… paid troll.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Maybe you’ll be the first person to provide evidence for the paid shill gambit!

  • http://www.nammv.org Deirdre Gilbert
    • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

      So the methylmercury that was used the old-style filling which was neurotoxic at sufficient doses caused nephroitic problems?

      Give over – this child just had bad things happen after fillings.

  • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

    The crapumentary gives a public platform to Mr. Andrew Wakefield, a disgraced former doctor who published fraudulent and unethical studies in a now-retracted Lancet paper. There is no reason a government should be funding this fictitious propaganda, at taxpayer expense, that will ultimately cause more uneducated and scientifically illiterate citizens to avoid vaccination. Not really that hard to understand.

    • boo

      When the second word in your post is “crapumentary,” you just sound extremely unintelligent. I would love to hear your thoughts on why you believe this documentary is fictitious? From what I’ve heard this movie is not anti-vaccination. Besides, what other people choose to put in their bodies and their children’s bodies DOES NOT concern you or the government. Get off your high horse and worry about yourself. The fact that the government is trying to desperately to censor this film is only making everyone more curious. Keep it up with the insults though!

      • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

        Blah blah blah. Heard it all a thousand times. Wakefraud loves vaccines. Hell, he was trying to patent a measles vaccine around the same time he was vilifying MMR. What an amazing coincidence! So, regardless of his personal beliefs (I personally don’t give a rat’s asś what that fraud thinks), he is credited with being the founder of our current antivaxx movement.

        What you put in your body is your business, up until it affects me. So your unvaccinated viral incubator kids are fine by me as long as you keep them out of any public places where they become a threat to let members of our *society*.

        • Sally Rubis

          “your” society is one of cultural holocaust. The party is over for pseudo science posing as credible science, due to the moldering trail of skewed research results leading back to Mead Johnson et al.

          • Sonja Henie

            Ahh, invoke Godwin’ s law-you lose!

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            You wouldn’t know science from pseudoscience if it gave you a reacharound.

      • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

        By the way, I think crapumentary is a great word; I made it up myself. If that doesn’t show a high degree of intelligence, I just don’t know what else I could do to impress you.

        • DigMed

          The only quibble I’d have with the term would be that it’s far too polite for this pile of lying garbage using a documented medical liar as a source. All you need to know about these horrible people is summed up be the provenance of this POS.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            These people are infuriatingly stupid. The only thing more maddening than their scientific ignorance is the confidence with which they speak about a topic they clearly do not understand!

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Fraudumentary
            Crockumentry (thanks, Mike Stevens)
            Crapumentry (thanks, Pasta)

          • Kiko

            What part of the documentary was fraudulent? Oh thats right not one of you three shills has even seen it. And yet there you are spewing lies and nonsense confusing the facts.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Any evidence of payment, Kiko?

          • Kiko

            You and your comment history are the evidence. Why aren’t you outside? What do you do for a living besides sit on here all day?

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            IT teacher in the lifelong sector as I have told you multiple times.

            But shifting your burden of proof on me won’t work.

          • Kiko

            The first part of my question goes unanswered I see. Shill.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill
          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            You’d think simplistic pictographs and maybe crayon-colored stick figure diagrams would work for kiko/bridgit/jeffy, but you’d be wrong.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            It’s reasonable to assume so when a fraud is the one presenting it.

            Don’t confuse the facts of Walker-Smith with the facts of Wakefield.

          • Kiko

            Why did Del Bigtree thoroughly research Wakefield and the reasons behind this documentary and come to the conclusion that this story was so important to tell that he did not care if it destroyed his successful career. Facts.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            I don’t know – you’ll have to ask Del Bigtree.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            Is Bigtree qualified to judge good science from fraudulent pseudoscienctific crap? No, I didn’t think so either.

          • Kiko

            Well he is an emmy winning medical journalist, I guess we should listen to you shillbags instead right? Why don’t you get a real job you blot on the face of humanity?

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            Awww, don’t get mad, jeffie. I’m sure some of the best medical research comes from journalists.

          • Kiko

            And I am sure the fraudulent research comes from the CDC. Just ask the scientist doing the research.

          • Kiko

            Did you see Vaxxed yet? No? Just verifying that you are still completely FOS!

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            I wouldn’t waste a single penny on that POS. If you tied me down and pried my eyes open like the scene in A Clockwork Orange, you *might* be able to get me to waste a single molecule of ATP on that trash.

          • Kiko

            Documentaries chock full of facts make you very angry. I think you would watch it.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            You’re a shameless disgrace.

          • Kiko

            The documentary is not about Wakefield you shill, why don’t you try sticking to the facts? CDC got busted hiding the vaccine autism link and this documentary is undeniable proof. And Wakefield was not a fraud. Tell me what he did that was fraudulent and we can debate the facts over and over again.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Presenting it – not about him.

            The GMC council found him guilty of scientific fraud – weren’t you paying attention?

          • Kiko

            I do this for free shill.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            As do I.

            Evidence of assertion.

          • Kiko
          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Agreed, he asserts it.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            bfd. Is he a doctor?

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            You should stop. You’re in way over your head, and it is obvious to anyone reading these posts – even those on your “side” of this manufactroversy.

          • shay simmons

            I do this for free shill

            Vastly over-priced.

          • Kiko

            It’s reasonable to assume that when someone makes ridiculous statements about a documentary that they have not even seen that they are totally full of it.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            It’s a film written by a liar, the trailer is full of lies and the man wrote a book of lies – what else would you expect?

          • Kiko

            Where are you filthy shill? I wasn’t done talking to you yet. Oh well I have work to do. This isn’t over. I know you will still be working when I get back.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Waiting for evidence of payment.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Well, Kiko, let me know when you’re ready to provide evidence of payment.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            Well, let’s see, it was written and directed by a fraud, as a way to depict his spin on his proven fraudulent activity. Soooo, yeah, I’d say that assuming that it is a fraudulent crapumentary/fraudumentary/crockumentary is a pretty small leap of faith. More like a shuffle of faith.

          • shay simmons

            Quackumentary?

      • DigMed

        Crapumentary is as nice a way to describe this kind of horseshit.

      • Sally Rubis

        Ditto
        to your remarks, the more they lay it on, the more they trip over their own propaganda.

        • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

          *yawn* Raise your game, Sally. This isn’t amateur hour.

    • Sally Rubis

      Science which is not a dictate of the pharmaceutical houses is not at odds with Wakefield, so wake up and study the field you claim to have some knowledge about, after you pull your nose out of Big Pharma’s posterior.

      • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

        Hahaha, hilarious. You do realize that Wakefraud was trying his best to patent a single measles vaccine just as he was casting doubt on MMR. So, it’s not like he’s free and clear of being in bed with the “pharma houses.” And science, in general, the scientific consensus, more specifically IS at odds with Wakefield. I do not need to study this field. I work in it every day – and not for a pharma or gov’t institution. My degree is not from Google U.

      • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

        Ummm….I did.

        • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

          “There is no more important journal than youtube.”
          Classic Spudd!

          Totally stealing this meme!

          • Sonja Henie

            Me, too!

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            I’m so glad we get to share the same basement shill cubicle!

          • Sonja Henie

            Yeah, it’s fun being roomies!

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Go ahead – not mine anyway.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            Maybe you want to move away from that noisy furnace and come share a shill cube with me and Sonja.

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            It’s not a furnace – it’s a fan and I LIKE the breeze.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            A fan? You have a fan? Maybe we should move down by you. Do you have a chair? Or do still have a milk crate to sit on? I can bring you a chair I found today on the way in. I LOVE trash day!

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            There’s a stool?

            I’ll trade you for the chair.

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            No, I’m good. I found an old hefty bag filled with styrofoam peanuts that I’ve been using. You can have my chair!

          • http://perfectlycrazydragon.tumblr.com/ Poisoning the well: shill

            Maybe Mike wants it? I hear he has a furnace only it’s an old-fashioned one that needs feeding – he could chop it up for firewood if he doesn’t want it as a stool.

            You got a beanbag?

          • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

            Well, technically it’s a styrofoam peanut bag, but it’s almost exactly the same as one of those fancy Lovesacs!

          • MrWhiffle

            Styrofoam peanuts cause autism, I’ll pass.

    • Pat Taylor

      Listen to the shill while he shills for the vaccine industry.

      • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

        Unsupported paid shill accusation? Proof, or go fück yourself.

  • Brian

    The film is based entirely on a debunked hoax.

    In it you’ll hear Wakefield accuse the CDC of destroying data, using a carefully cherry-picked and edited quote from William Thompson. What you won’t hear, however, is Thompson himself verifying that all the data was backed up on computers and no data was destroyed.

    “All the associated MMR-Autism Study computer files have been retained on the Immunization Safety Office computer servers since the inception of the study and they continue to reside there today.”

    Then you might ask yourself- “Why is Wakefield lying?” and “What else is he lying about?”

    • Diet dee

      When and where did you see the movie? Your response seems scripted?

      • shay simmons

        Pharma shill accusation. Waiting for the Hitler comparison and the “vaccines injected directly into the bloodstream” next.

        • Diet dee

          His account is private and he responded to one of my previous comments in the same way.
          “So you might ask yourself. What is he hiding……”
          We now even I sound like a shill.

          • shay simmons

            No, just like an idiot.

    • bwf309

      Your premise is off that the film is “based entirely on a debunked hoax” which raises the legitimate question of “Have you seen it?” If not, you don’t know. You repeat the oft repeated statement that Wakefield was a “hoax” or a “fraud” which is the claim of many that have never read any of Wakefield’s paper, choose not to keep up on the latest information about “leaky gut” and therefore sound like just an ignorant “groupie” or someone with an agenda to discredit the film and Dr Wakefield.

  • DigMed

    Gotta love the egotism of the author of this pile of garbage. “Passionate” about truth and then tells us he’s never lost an argument. This only can mean that there’s concrete between his ears and does not respond to any facts but only his “received” truths, i.e. BS.

  • Sally Rubis

    The whole pharmaceutical industry has more to answer for that they’ll ever be able to justify. At least the vaccine inserts have to include the adverse effects – so it’s case closed, vaccine cover-ups are actual. And the arrest and professional extermination of Dr. Judy Mikovtis for discovering that mouse retro viruses had jumped into the vaccine supply line may have temporarily keep the lid on that cover-up, but both Dr. Judy’s and Dr. Thompsons disclosures/discoveries has dealt a powerful blow, warranting a Congressional Hearing. The cover-up of the stats showing black male children vaccinated with the MMR were at a higher risk for developing autism, {which the vaccine insert clearly states is one of the adverse events} is not anti anything, exception being anti-corruption. Not just one, but two Jokers in this House of Cards that’s beginning to bend, like the marked cards they are – the bigger they are the harder they fall.

    • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

      You don’t really know what a package insert is, do you?
      Let me help:
      skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/vaccine-package-inserts-debunking-myths/

      • shay simmons

        The package inserts are of course, created by the highly untrustworthy pharmaceutical industry.

        • https://www.AntivaxTinfoilHatWearingMoronsSuck.com FSMPastapharian

          That inability to reconcile their complete and utter distrust of the same company that produces The Holy Package Insert they worship must make their heads want to implode.

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