Well, I just ran across one of those statements in something written on Left Brain Right Brain by Sullivan concerning the Dr. Wakefield and Brian Deer. It said, and I quote -
Mr. Deer faces a pretty major smear campaign from Dr. Wakefield’s supporters. I can only expect it to get worse after the decision is handed down—whatever that decision may be.The first time I read that statement, I thought I had read it wrong and transposed the names in my head.
The second time I read that statement, I looked for the punchline in the surrounding text.
The third time I read that statement, I finally glanced up at the source of the post in Google Reader, saw it was written by Sullivan on LBRB and thought to myself, "nah, that still has to be a mistake. No one could seriously think that".
So I went to the source to confirm that the text actually said that, and lo and behold, it did. The ever present reality distortion field at LBRB has now become a full-fledged war on reality where white is black and black is white and Brian Deer is the victim.
This is the same Brian "problem with their brains" Deer who has seemingly made it his mission to ruin Dr. Wakefield's life and livelihood. This is the same Brian Deer whose complaints initiated the GMC proceedings against Dr Wakefield. This is the same Brian Deer who continually publishes attack articles against Dr. Wakefield and, when asked to provide backing for this claims, is unable to do so. When the PCC tells him to take the story down, he thumbs his nose at them.
But, by some distortion of reality, Sullivan has come up with the idea that it is Brian Deer who is being attacked and smeared? By any measure of reality, it is Brian Deer who has it out for Dr. Wakefield. Even if every single thing that Mr. Deer has said is true (doubtful), he is clearly out to get Dr. Wakefield by any means necessary.
Sullivan, whatever it is that you are smoking or drinking or doing, you may want to stop. You are starting to hallucinate.