Del Bigtree, producer of  Vaxxed , was an Emmy Award-winning producer on the daytime talk show The Doctors, for six years. With a background both as a filmmaker and an investigative medical journalist, he is best known for combining visually impactful imagery, raw emotional interviews, and unbiased investigative research into stories that push the envelope of daytime television. Some of his most thought-provoking episodes include a rare televised debate between Monsanto’s head of toxicology Dr. Donna Farmer and GMO activist Jeffrey Smith and an exposé on a “gold standard” medical test that mistakenly indicts loving parents for child abuse, causing their children to be remanded to Child Protective Services.  When Bigtree began investigating the story of the CDC Whistleblower and the fraud perpetrated by the CDC, he soon realized that he had stumbled upon a story of corruption and deception beyond any he had ever seen. Further investigation into the wrongful destruction of Andrew Wakefield’s career orchestrated by Big Pharma and the UK Department of Health inspired him to focus all of his attention on  Vaxxed .  Since then, Del has been traveling the nation, meeting with politicians and standing with parents in their fight to maintain our freedom of choice. He is the host of  HighWire Talk , a show that finds the answers to the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.

Del Bigtree, producer of Vaxxed, was an Emmy Award-winning producer on the daytime talk show The Doctors, for six years. With a background both as a filmmaker and an investigative medical journalist, he is best known for combining visually impactful imagery, raw emotional interviews, and unbiased investigative research into stories that push the envelope of daytime television. Some of his most thought-provoking episodes include a rare televised debate between Monsanto’s head of toxicology Dr. Donna Farmer and GMO activist Jeffrey Smith and an exposé on a “gold standard” medical test that mistakenly indicts loving parents for child abuse, causing their children to be remanded to Child Protective Services.

When Bigtree began investigating the story of the CDC Whistleblower and the fraud perpetrated by the CDC, he soon realized that he had stumbled upon a story of corruption and deception beyond any he had ever seen. Further investigation into the wrongful destruction of Andrew Wakefield’s career orchestrated by Big Pharma and the UK Department of Health inspired him to focus all of his attention on Vaxxed.

Since then, Del has been traveling the nation, meeting with politicians and standing with parents in their fight to maintain our freedom of choice. He is the host of HighWire Talk, a show that finds the answers to the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.

Today we’re digging into a controversial topic: vaccines.

I know this is a touchy topic, and this episode is not about telling you how or what to think – I am not having this conversation to be pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine. I am pro-question and pro-clarity, and I am here to learn all sides of the story and offer a different perspective.

That’s why I sat down with Del Bigtree, the Producer of Vaxxed – a must-see documentary for anyone who will potentially have kids and wants to stay informed. I sat up late one night watching the documentary, and as the story unfolded, it just made me so angry.

There’s just so much intentional misinformation out there on this topic, and on this documentary.

Did you know that Andrew Wakefield – the doctor who lost his license after being tried for publishing a fraudulent paper in 1998 linking the MMR vaccine and autism – never actually came out against vaccines? Did you know that Dr. Wakefield was one of 13 co-authors of that report, yet he was the only one tried for fraud (and he just so happened to be the only one digging further into vaccine safety)? Did you know that Vaxxed isn’t an anti-vaxxer movie?

It’s insane how much we don’t know – and that’s why we need people out there who aren’t afraid to ask some big questions.

Always be skeptical. Arm yourself with knowledge.

–Luke

 

 

 


 TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE:

  • Learning how to ask questions, think more critically, and decide for ourselves
  • Producing a debate between Monsanto’s head of toxicology Dr. Donna Farmer and GMO activist Jeffrey Smith
  • How Del first learned about the CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson
  • The scientific fraud and cover up surrounding MMR vaccine studies
  • Why Dr. Thompson is the “cleanest whistleblower you’re ever going to have”
  • The fine line between being an advocate for truth and driving yourself insane
  • Why the vaccine debate seems to be different from any other controversial topic
  • How some people on the Left seem to be trying to shut down free speech these days
  • Why Del considers himself a consumer advocate
  • Getting kicked out of the Tribeca film festival
  • Robert De Niro’s role in the story
  • Donald Trump & vaccines
  • The mandated adult vaccine program that’s in the works
  • 75% of advertising on television comes from Big Pharma
  • Why science is the one place where consensus is meaningless
  • Big Pharma’s stranglehold over the vaccine conversation and lobbying
  • The “religion” around doctors, medical knowledge, and vaccines
  • Why a child in America is 70% more likely to die before adulthood than the other 20 richest nations in the world
  • The first generation of children in America who probably will not live to be as old as their parents
  • The BIG change in vaccinations that happened in 1986 (that made it impossible to sue due to injury from vaccines)
  • The autoimmune crisis in this country
  • The scientific method for evaluating the safety of a drug – which ZERO childhood vaccines have ever done
  • The people who are killed by vaccines annually
  • Playing devil’s advocate
  • The 15 childhood vaccines that have NEVER been studied for a link to autism
  • What’s wrong with the “herd immunity” argument
  • Del’s dream of a truly independent vaccine safety research organization to hold Big Pharma accountable
  • How our species is evolving backwards
  • The difference you can make as an individual – not part of a herd

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