The Global Disinformation Campaign Against Ivermectin - The "Blitz"
The "Blitz" is a Big Pharma Disinformation tactic defined as "harassing scientists who speak out with results or views inconvenient for industry."
In the Disinformation playbook article written in 2017, the Industry they used to illustrate the Disinformation tactic called “The Blitz” was the National Football League (NFL). How oddly appropriate. The NFL attacked the scientist who first began to describe the disease that was killing retired NFL players, often in the prime of their lives. As you will learn about below, the NFL’s actions were eerily similar to those of Big Pharma and Bill Gates against the FLCCC after our “discovery” of ivermectin’s efficacy in Covid (it was less a discovery and more that we were the first group to make the knowledge widely public… across the world).
“Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)” is a disease defined by myriad micro-hemorrhages found in the brains of dead former NFL players after a lifetime of high-speed collisions, tackles and blocks while playing. The diagnosis could only be made at autopsy, often after the players killed themselves or were killed during violent episodes in the setting of early dementia and/or severe depression. The NFL freaked out about this discovery given the implications would be devastating to their entire business - fewer kids might want to play, fewer people might want to watch, and a ton of retired players falling ill with the disease might want to seek compensation. Does this remind you of the consequences of vaccine hesitancy? It should. One thing I want to point out is that the NFL is a puny $9 Billion dollar industry compared to the $1.4 trillion (yes trillion) dollar Pharmaceutical industry.
From the article:
Hmm, that sounds familiar, an Industry using a leading journal to publish absolute nonsense, turning it into a joke “Journal of No NFL Concussions” (thats a funny line actually). Just like JAMA, NEJM, and BMJ became the “Journals of Ivermectin Doesn’t Work In Covid.” Brilliant.
Reading the last sentence gives me the chills. Substitute “Kory and his co-authors” for “Omalu and his co-authors” and “the world” for “the NFL” in that sentence and it describes the situation that the FLCCC was getting into on November 13, 2020, the night I uploaded the first draft of our ivermectin review paper to a global pre-print server. We literally thought “the world” would want to know and constructively receive our insights. Little did we know that action would instead launch us directly in the way of a rapidly accelerating global Disinformation campaign by Big Pharma against ivermectin.
More similarities between the CTE scandal and the ivermectin scandal:
I hate laughing about this stuff because it is so deadly serious, but that circled sentence is hilarious, “there is no known history of brain trauma inside professional football.” It is an identically absurd sentence to what Anthony Fauci said about ivermectin to Jake Tapper on August 29th, 2021, an appearance which literally kicked off the famous “horse dewormer” PR campaign against ivermectin. Enjoy:
Hmm. So the NFL, via their MTBI, try to retract Omalu’s paper based on the inventing of complete and easily disprovable fiction. Just like Tony Fauci’s fictional tales on CNN in August 2021 and Merck’s fiction posted on February 4th, 2021. Remember this one:
What else happened with NFL’s blitz on Omalu?
Another similarity with the FLCCC and ivermectin is this attempt at retracting Omalu’s paper. One difference though. Whereas the NFL failed to obtain a retraction, Bill Gates and/or Big Pharma very quickly succeeded in retracting our ivermectin review paper with a simple phone call to the Chief Editor Frederick Fenter.
Further, how often have we in the FLCCC heard the same accusations of “inappropriate science” and “pure speculation” that rained down upon us from the media and high-impact medical journal editorials? Hell, most of the docs and bots on Twitter scream this stuff at me everyday. Every time ivermectin is trending on Twitter, they start to howl. Some are paid, some are programmed and the rest are just arrogant ignoramuses. Welcome to clown world, version 2020 - 2022.
But the point of this post is that… the pharmaceutical industry goes after researchers who produce science inconvenient to their interests. Whereas Omalu was threatening the interests of those who own the most popular sport in the U.S, the FLCCC doctors were threatening a trillion plus dollar industry that was salivating over a novel and rapidly expanding $100 billion plus global market for its vaccines and pricey, worthless anti-virals like Paxlovid and Molnupiravir. Whoa.
They have been doing this a long time. Check out this article from CBS News in 2009 about how Merck made “hit lists” of doctors who criticized Vioxx.
Recall the Merck’s manipulation of the Vioxx trials data and ghostwriting of papers led to a major criminal and civil penalty paid my Merck and was also used as an example in the Disinformation Playbook article here. A snippet:
Let’s read that again: the numbers of deaths Vioxx caused was “equivalent to two to four jumbo jetliners to crash every week for 5 years.” Again, Pharma does not care. They are a criminal industry yet we let our major newspapers print advice from CEO’s on what they think we should to protect our health.
When an Industry goes after a researcher by “blitzing” them, know that the real aim of these actions are actually to censor. As Professor Marc Crispin Miller has said:
“Censorship is the obverse of propaganda because propaganda doesn’t like truth and wants no argument. So to prevent an argument, it makes an example of those who dare to speak another language on the subject. This is orchestrated. On January 23rd in DC at the Defeat the Mandates Rally, when Robert F Kennedy Jr. said Anne Frank couldn’t have escaped he was universally attacked as “anti-Semitic”.
The way I interpret this insight is that the propagandists look for anything they can to demolish our credibility. To neuter or call into question the “truths” we were trying to disseminate so the average person could gain agency over their health and their lives. To stop us, the other side tried everything they could to inject doubt into the minds of those listening to the FLCCC.
The truth is the enemy of propaganda. Truth destroys propaganda. However, Pharma propagandists have immense, globally consolidated weaponry consisting of all the high-impact medical journals, cadres of corrupt trialists and medical ghostwriters, the Federal Health Agencies and now all of major media and social media. They amassed all these weapons to blitz not only me and the FLCCC but many of my dissident colleagues with a public profile. They labelled all of us “misinformationists” and went after us hard.
The phrase “medical misinformation “about COVID-19 seems to be a euphemism for any statement or scientific evidence that differs from the prevailing narrative of the vaccine and patented drug stakeholders.” RJK Jr
Never have I seen such a massive discord between the actual science and the science presented by “the stakeholders.” The safety and efficacy of the vaccine was a lie, mandating the vaccine an even bigger lie, the suppression of early treatments was a lie, lockdowns were a lie, and standard mask mandates were a lie. And every time one of us went after one of these lies, they blitzed us. As George Orwell wrote, “The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” Even better from Orwell, “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
Although “blitzing” is at its heart a censorship tactic, it has the appearance of propaganda. Compare it with more “traditional” censorship where it is difficult if not impossible for the average citizen to know that it is occurring. You only know what is being censored if you yourself are being censored. If it is your voice or that of your colleagues that are being silenced. This way the truth is kept quiet so they can continue on with their lies.
The censorship of both me, the FLCCC, and our network of scientific and medical “Dissidents” that have tried to counter those lies has cost millions of lives in the pandemic. History must document that. That is why myself and nearly all my colleagues are publishing books. In the vain hope of educating the masses. Not so fun fact: a friend of mine in the UK recently posted the link to pre-order my book on Facebook. It was taken down in an hour and she was put in Facebook jail for 30 days. Censorship in action. The modern equivalent of burning books. These people do not mess around.
My expertise on ivermectin allowed me to see with remarkable clarity each attack of Disinformation against ivermectin using multiple techniques of censorship and propaganda. I saw everything they were doing, day after day after day. I tried to document everything I was seeing as the wider public must, and I mean must, be aware of how “they” do this so that the average citizen can protect themselves in the future from being led into actions which will make them complicit in their own demise. Writing that sentence gives me the absolute fantods.
The first “blitz” against me occurred within a week of my Senate Testimony video which was going viral. The Associated Press dispatched a former fashion reporter named Beatrice Dupuy. I secretly recorded the conversation. Spent twenty minutes explaining all the trials data and ministry programs data which consistently reported massive benefits with ivermectin treatment. The interview was cordial and she appeared interested and intrigued with the information. This is what resulted:
If you read the thing, it is disgusting. She deliberately omitted all of the data I provided to her, and instead paired my “claims” with the already supposedly debunked hydroxychloroquine. We immediately filed an Ethics complaint to the AP. I wont go into it too much, but that actually rattled the AP a bit, something we discovered due to an errant “reply all” on their part where we saw an email thread between the CEO, Chief Editor ,and President where they all agreed that they should delay their response while they figured out what to do.
That was just the first shot at me. But many more were to come. Note Pharma has done articles like this for years to RFK Jr, Andy Wakefield, Del Bigtree and others with their inconvenient truths about the (non) safety and (non) efficacy of childhood vaccines. They literally use the same hit pieces which they recycle every few years onto the front pages of the major newspaper every time a Truth Teller gets too much attention. Ask Bobby. Ask Del. Ask Andy. Those guys are regularly eviscerated in major media print. In Covid, the newer trick came from the increase in supposed fact checkers and fact checking organizations that tried to counter every inconvenient truth we were putting out there. And they did it lightning fast.
What I find fascinating is that the hit pieces on me, Paul, and the FLCCC did not show up on front pages of major newspapers, but were instead largely placed in smaller circulation online new outlets and magazines. I think the reason for that is because we were comprised of a group of highly published Professors with formidable careers over decades whose organizational website was professional and was disseminating, get this.. early treatment protocols using repurposed drugs. They did not want to call attention to our group or website.
It is harder (but not impossible) to effectively take down a highly credentialed group of physicians and researchers than it is to lampoon a single human who always has a fault or imperfect history of behavior or remark that can be magnified to make them out to be an unstable, uncredible, or even odious persona. Luckily me and my colleagues have led perfect and exemplary lives, never having made an error in judgement or behavior (hee hee).
I figured I would give a few examples of hit pieces on some of the more public “Truth Tellers” in COVID, people like Robert Malone, Peter McCullough, Ryan Cole, Paul Marik and myself, all of whom I consider not only friends and colleagues, but true “brothers in arms.”
A greatest hits of the more egregious hit pieces on me and Paul follow (click on images if you want to see the underlying article):
That one was a commissioned hit piece by a professional. They went after both me and Paul, and even went after Paul’s work on Vitamin C, so I say this one was a “two-fer” in terms of trying to suppress efficacy of repurposed medicines and vitamins. This is how they introduced the FLCCC:
This one above, using a picture of Joe Rogan with a crazed look on his face (he is a comedian who sometimes makes faces) was done 6 months ago, and was clearly trying to maximize the impact of the successful publication of what was then the 4th fraudulent high-impact journal trial run by deeply Pharma conflicted investigators. The point of the article was to show how we in the FLCCC stupidly got it all wrong and how we weren’t backing down despite the negative, larger, “high-quality” trials. It essentially and smugly hammers home the long-standing media narrative of “all the positive trials were too small, poor quality or fraudulent.” Check it out:
In the summer of 2021, a group of the most vociferous people online put all their energies behind the unproven thesis that ivermectin, a widely-used and effective anti-parasitic, is a cure or treatment for COVID. They were joined by a collection of fringe doctors who stood to gain money and attention from promoting that idea, and together they created a surprisingly durable little bubble, which continues to pop, over and over again, while they studiously pretend it remains intact.
Besides recycling on the same old media narratives attacking the evidence base supporting ivermectin, they not only completely misrepresent my tele-health practice but also make me out to be a physician preying on people solely for financial gain. Not a good look for a physician. Pissed me off even though, as you can see, I am used to this crap. However, compare this article with the many dozens of reviews by grateful patients who describe the care and attention that me and my partner provide them. Whatever.
Ooh, the Scientific American. Notice the word “fringe doctors” appears in yet another headline. Also notice they blame us below for causing vaccine hesitancy. Pretty proud of that feat actually.
Ivermectin has helped treat hundreds of millions of people and billions of pets and farm animals for parasitic diseases. Its discovery even garnered a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015. But now several groups of doctors are encouraging and enabling people to take the drug off-label to treat or prevent COVID—despite a lack of solid evidence that it works against the disease and the fact that high doses can be harmful. In doing so, some experts believe these groups are undermining vaccination efforts.
Note how they change the descriptor used to paint us as uncredible where instead of calling us “fringe,” they now call us “right-wing doctors.” As if the political beliefs of a doctor should somehow impact their medical credibility or recommendations. Plus it could not have been further from the truth as Paul and I used to vote for Democrats.
The one that hurt the most, and that after which I stopped reading them, was this one below in the Huffington Post where the writer literally implicated me in the death of a man.
Note that the largest number of hit pieces was published in the Pharma rag called MedPage Today, an online health industry news magazine that fills the inboxes of doctors across the land.
As you can see above, MedPage was relentless, never missing an opportunity to take a shot at me, Paul or the FLCCC. They particularly went hard at Paul, even stupidly writing an entire article based on a defamatory tweet by a social media nobody who accused Paul of fraud in his landmark Vitamin C study (if there is anything Pharma hates more than repurposed drugs it is vitamins). The moron who crafted that tweet is now getting his ass sued for defamation by the FLCCC.
You want to see some more hit jobs on me and Paul? There are plenty more out there but let’s stop for now, I think you get it.
I would say that the most dangerous truth teller was Robert Malone. The vaccine market dwarfed the Paxlovid/Molnupiravir markets and here you had the inventor of mRNA technology trying to call the world’s attention to the inefficacy, toxicity, and lethality of the vaccines. So they went big. New York Times, Washington Post kind of big. Like a Bobby Kennedy hit kind of big. Check it out, I love the headline where they claim Robert Malone literally “invented anti-vaxxery.”
Please know Robert is suing both the NY Times and the Washington Post for defamation given all the ludicrous nonsense they made up about him in those articles. Go Robert.
Peter McCullough has been publicly trying to disseminate sound truths in COVID the longest. He came out in early 2020, hitting hard at the insanity of not using hydroxychloroquine (or any early treatment). He later also championed ivermectin and appropriately called into question the safety and efficacy of the vaccines as soon as the data supporting them went sour, like real sour. How was he rewarded for his efforts?
We can’t leave out what they have done to Dr. Ryan Cole, who also made the mistake of attempting to run for Governor which put him in even more crosshairs. Note that Ryan is one of the gentlest, kindest, and smartest people I have met on my Covid journey. I also make jealous fun of him because he is a true Renaissance man - besides being a brilliant pathologist and deeply studied on myriad medical topics and physiologic mechanisms, he is also an extremely talented woodworking artist with his furniture pieces displayed in museums. Umm, he is also a beekeeper and makes and plays instruments. Now you know why I hate him :). Love ya Ryan! But the media doesn’t:
Fun fact: The ABC News hit on Ryan... could only be accessed on the wayback machine. Hmm. They walking stuff back now? Also note the use of “rogue doctor.” The propagandists use thesauruses apparently. “Fringe”, “rogue”, “quack” etc. Also note the standard fact-check article as well - all of us have been fact-checked to death. None of them will age well.
Now, before I finish, I want to share some really interesting data that I got from the PR firm that works with the FLCCC. They offerred to do a media analysis of me, the FLCCC, and ivermectin. I will share their report deck with you as it highlights some interesting findings regarding the media coverage of me, the FLCCC, and ivermectin.
What my PR colleague told me is that what was most unique about the media coverage of me, the FLCCC, and ivermectin is that it is extremely rare to see a topic with a largely even number of positively vs. negatively written articles while online the mentions are overwhelmingly negative. Generally the bias of the written article mentions and the online mentions are similarly split. Point of all this? The algorithms were turned up to both censor and attack ivermectin. Twitter and YouTube were the biggest censors and propagandists. Similarly, major media was overwhelmingly negative while “alternative” outlets were not. If only Elon had owned Twitter prior to the pandemic, maybe, just maybe he would have allowed open scientific discussion on the data supporting use of repurposed drugs.
Now I will leave you some quotes a good friend sent to me, just as I was finishing this post (he and I are huge George Carlin fans):
“I’m a loyal American and I’m not happy unless I let the government and industry poison me a little bit every day.”
― George Carlin
“Government (industry) wants to control information and control language because that’s the way you control thought, and basically that’s the game they’re in.”― George Carlin
“Governments (industries) don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. That is against their interests. They want obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept it.“ – George Carlin
This one from Zappa goes a bit farther…
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see a brick wall at the back of the theater.” ~ Frank Zappa
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