Breitbart has a story: “Greed of Denial: Scientists Touting ‘CTE’ Scans Profiting from Brain Testing Company.” This is Daniel Flynn who has a book called The War on Football: Saving America’s Game. “The company behind headline-grabbing claims of a CTE diagnoses for living NFL players has publicly proclaimed a major scientific breakthrough, but a TauMark representative refuses to say who owns the mysterious corporation or where it’s located.
Are the doctors touting the CTE test also the businessmen profiting from it? ‘I’m not at liberty to say,’ responded a receptionist to questions about the ownership and founders of the for-profit venture. After repeated queries, the TauMark receptionist indicated she was in Louisiana but refused to divulge the secretive company’s whereabouts. She asked all further questions to be sent to her TauMark email address, which she promised to forward to her bosses. The queries made last Tuesday remain unanswered. Questions about ownership stakes to League of Denial talking heads Julian Bailes and Bennet Omalu, two of the doctors touting the TauMark scans, similarly have been met with silence.”
Folks, this is how a study that nobody has ever seen by a group nobody’s ever heard of becomes settled science. This is exactly how this lunatic fringe group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has gotten all of these bans on various foods that they don’t like. It’s three people when they started out, three emaciated, skeletal looking people with a fax machine and a logo, and they send their stuff out to the Drive-Bys, and the Drive-Bys, because they like controlling people and telling ’em what’s good for ’em and bad for ’em run with it without checking. The same thing was done here. ESPN, NBC, every sports network fell for this story, and it turns out it’s probably a hoax.
“How could so many so thoroughly botch the fraudulent story that Tony Dorsett tested positive for CTE? The widespread reporting of a fiction as a fact raises issues of the conflict of interest inherent in vested parties determining the validity of their own research, journalists acting as unwitting press agents for entrepreneurs, the prefix ‘Dr.’ transforming reporters’s natural skepticism into naivety, and the ethics of releasing purported scientific discoveries to ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ for vetting rather than peer-reviewed publications better equipped for the task.”
So basically, to summarize this, this is how we got global warming. A bunch of people nobody had ever heard of released news that the news media and the American left loved hearing, so they ran with it. I’ve been talking about this for years. But now we’ve got this fraudulent story and some of the sports media, in order to protect themselves, are refusing to admit that they’ve fallen for a hoax and are continuing to report that there’s a new discovery that you can discover CTE in living athletes. You can’t. (Rush)
Without any peer-reviewed data or FDA approval buttressing TauMark’s boast, nearly every major news outlet in the country gullibly reported the shadowy, for-profit venture’s claim about its commercial product’s ability to diagnose CTE in the living.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a form of encephalopathy that is a progressive degenerative disease, which can only be definitively diagnosed postmortem, in individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other forms of head injury.
Proof denies faith. And if a liberal wants it to be true, it must be true. Right?
Then there was…
Apparently, a story started from GameOver.com a website and a business run by former players who released that “the suicide rate amongst NFL players was 6 times the national average” and because the media liked it, they ran with it and incest of “sources” began where the next person cited the previous person and their “study” but never did any journalistic due diligence themselves because they wanted it to be true (or it just made a good story or both).
So now you have “studies” that show how “bad” hitting in football is so now we have to have the hysterical liberal over-reaction.
Just like Global Warming.
Mind you, I’m not a sport person anymore. I gave up on sports back in 1982 when the Baseball millionaires went on strike because they want more money. And all the subsequent strikes since have reinforced that.
Sports is a millionaires game. It’s owned and operated by millionaires. The players are millionaires. So them crying about how much of the pie each of them gets is not appealing to me. I don’t love it enough to overlook it.
But the same liberal scams of poor science leading to power and control issues exists in microcosm here.
I think eventually, the liberals will ban the “violent” sport, or make it so “safe”. Then it will die on its own. But they will have the satisfaction of “saving lives”.
That’s what liberals do, kill anything and everything with “kindness” and “compassion”.
Just like Health Care and Global Warming.
What could be wrong with that?? 🙂
P.s. Daniel J. Flynn is the author of The War on Football: Saving America’s Game