How not to report science and medical news, vaccine edition (addendum)

Here we go again (rest of the post below the fold because there is a video that autostarts):

“Irreprehensible”? “One in nine” are being diagnosed with autism? Where on earth did he get that figure? Can’t CNN find more intelligent people to feature when it comes to reporting about the Wakefield retraction? Someone capable of putting together a rational argument, rather than a nearly incoherent bunch of conspiracy mongering strung together in seemingly random order? His arguments are painfully obtuse, and thus far there’s only one skeptical voice in the comments.

On the other hand, this is what CNN says about its “iReports”:

So you know: iReport is the way people like you report the news. The stories in this section are not edited, fact-checked or screened before they post. Only ones marked ‘CNN iReport’ have been vetted by CNN.

No kidding.

Oh wait. The video above is marked “CNN iReport.” That means it was vetted by CNN. Who vetted it? J.B. Handley? Whoever vetted the video, this looks like yet another EPIC FAIL on the part of CNN, whose “vetting” process clearly leaves something to be desired. True, the video above is not as bad as featuring Kim Stagliano on its actual TV programming. After all, it’s just on the website, where not nearly as many people will see it.

But it’s bad enough.