Former NBC Chief Bob Wright on Vaccines and Autism

In his new book, The Wright Stuff: From NBC to Autism Speaks, former head of NBC Universal Bob Wright weighs in on vaccines and autism. According to a review by Accuracy in Media, Wright reveals that both the Obama and Bush administrations killed proposals to improve vaccine safety. In the case of the Bush administration, Wright wrote that “the White House was afraid of press reaction.”

Bob Wright, former head of NBC Universal
Bob Wright, former head of NBC Universal, writes about his grandson developing autism after a severe vaccine reaction 

This political interference in the effort to produce the safest vaccines possible adds to my own first hand knowledge of multiple Congressional hearings about vaccine safety and links to autism that have been scheduled, but then cancelled under pressure from the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry is able to wield inordinate pressure in the news media through its advertising relationships; in government and politics through its business relationships, donations and revolving door; and in universities and scientific research communities through its funding and contributions. Vaccine interests also use bloggers, Internet writers and sites, and social media — including Twitter and Facebook accounts under pseudonyms — to controversialize, bully and attempt to discredit scientists, journalists and others who discuss or report on vaccine safety issues.

Wright writes of his grandson: “Right after he got the standard one-year vaccinations, he developed a very high fever and screamed for hours. Katie [his daughter] was so frightened she called her husband to come home from work and they put the baby in an ice bath to bring down the fever. When they called the doctor they were told the reaction was completely normal.” It’s a common story for parents who say their children developed autism after a similar vaccine reaction. Although it’s commonly misreported that a link has been “debunked,” the government has acknowledged brain damage and other injuries are rare results of vaccination (it’s disclosed on warning labels), autism is listed as a possible adverse event on at least one vaccine warning label, a top CDC immunization official has acknowledged to me in an interview that vaccines may rarely “trigger” autism, a current CDC senior scientist has blown the whistle on an alleged institutional government coverup that he participated in to downplay the link between vaccines and autism in African American boys, many autism vaccine injury cases have been conceded and paid by the government in federal vaccine court, and many peer-reviewed scientific studies support the idea of a link.

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According to the article on Wright’s book by the conservative group AIM:

Conservatives are frequently accused of being beholden to big corporations. But on the matter of mandatory, and sometimes risky, vaccines, it’s the liberals and the left-wingers who come down on the side of the drug companies, known as Big Pharma…

In his book, [former head of NBC Bob Wright] says that President Obama’s key adviser, Valerie Jarrett, killed a proposal to improve the safety of vaccines, so that parental fears about the link between vaccines and autism could be addressed.

The Bush administration killed a similar proposal, he says. In that case, the explanation was that “the White House was afraid of press reaction.”

Wright argues convincingly that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) methodology for identifying and addressing vaccine problems is ineffective and that it must be improved.

It’s a sad commentary on the state of our media that liberal reporters and commentators are so quick to take the side of Big Pharma against parents who have seen for themselves how vaccines have led to the dramatic increase in autism. The federal government recognizes the risks and dangers, having established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to compensate victims of vaccines. This takes the vaccine makers off the hook for injuries and deaths caused by government-mandated vaccines. In short, Big Government is protecting Big Business from liability for their products. Wright notes that $100 million a year is paid in damages to victims of vaccines.

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19 thoughts on “Former NBC Chief Bob Wright on Vaccines and Autism”

  1. Far too late Bob! While you were lighting it up blue & denying the link, parents were on the front lines. I’d sooner get the Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe movie than Bob’s book. Autism Speaks never spoke for me.

  2. Ditto what A Crampton said. Nearly five thousand children in the Autism Omnibus Proceedings were NEVER compensated for their injuries – most who STILL have serious medical, neurological, and immunological injuries in addition to “autism” (which refers ONLY to BEHAVIORS). Parents only listed the injury as ‘autism’ because that is what the government, media, and physicians were calling this epidemic of vaccine injury. The government, doctors, and other agencies completely IGNORED the medical, neurological, and immunological problems caused in these children. They used THAT term “autism” in order to blow these children off. Gee, while the Autism Omnibus Proceedings were going on, the CDC was burning the evidence that would have had these injured children compensated…. and all the while “Autism Speaks” was still trying to promote continued vaccination for already vaccine-injured kids. I never listened to them as they have never spoken for my child nor any other vaccine injured child I know of. I’ll be saving my money to go see VAXXED.

  3. Has a study been made regarding weather children in very poor countries who have not received these inoculations have autism and comparative numbers?

    1. Unvaccinated populations have little to no autism. In the U.S., it is now 1 in 50 children. An epidemic apparently nobody wants to talk about. Read up on Dr. Eisenstein in Chicago, has thousands of unvaccinated patients and no cases of autism.

    2. Mary, In our own country we have the Amish community where autism is rare to non-existent. There is also the practice of Dr. Eisenstein, I believe in New York?–who had a practice of over 30,000 children who were never vaccinated, from birth on, because Dr. Eisenstein does not believe in vaccinations. Not one autistic child ever in his practice. In Japan they had a high sids rate in the 90’s I believe it was. They delayed all vaccination of all babies in the coutry until after age one and their sids rate fell to zero. Unfortunately due to various pressures thye sometimes now vaccinate before age one and the sids rate also increased. The evidence is widespread and obvious to me that vaccines cause more harm than good. Contagious diseases have always been best contained and eradicated by good public hygiene and clean food and water. The great book by Dr. Suzanne Humphries goes into much factual detail and medical history on the above.

    3. I came from a 3rd world country with a different vaccine program and autism is rare, however, was non existent when I was a child, all my classmates, friends and family members had measles, varicella, mumps, and other childhood diseases without complications, non of them died, I believe that nutrition and hygiene is an important factor, and maybe that is why in Africa so many kids die from those diseases, but that never happened in Cuba during my childhood. Vaccines were introduced in Cuba and neurological disorders non existent has been seen since then, but the vaccination program is different and the autism rate is much lower than here in USA where vaccines are a very profitable business and they don’t care about leaving kids and adults death, paralyzed or mentally disable……

  4. It is my concern that children who may be vulnerable to severe vaccine reactions are being thrown under the bus for the good of the many. Take kids with Dravet’s, who have a 1 in 4 chance of reaction…it’s like….nothing to see here, they were defective to begin with. A reaction should ALWAYS be a red flag to look for pre-existing neurological conditions, not a reason to do another epidemiological study to prove vaccines don’t cause autism. A child with a pre-existing condition would likely be the one to have a serious vaccine reaction. “Autism causes vaccine reactions.” Not vaccine reactions cause autism, necessarily.

  5. He says his grandson ran a high fever right after the vaccinations, but where does he actually say he believes there’s a link? I heard a 33-minute interview on his book last night, and he said he didn’t think there was evidence of a link. (Unless I heard it wrong! I’m pretty sure that’s what he said.)

    1. NC, he won’t say it outright, unless he wanted to commit political and media suicide. He did mention that he had deep concerns about the vaccine safety program.

      Not sure if you know this, but his grandson Christian, was seen at the age of 5, by Dr Wakefield, who then helped him tremendously with his autism issues, according to Bob Wright’s daughter, Katie.

  6. I care less about the man or his book than I do autism and my son. My goal is my son’s continued well being and care after I am gone. One priority is to stem the growing onslaught of autism which will eventually break the social support bank. I will take the incremental progress his words may represent and leave the judgment of his actions elsewhere. If vengeance would only do to save my son I would not have to rely on doing battle for justice for all.

  7. From Mary Mucci Dolan:

    Glad you are speaking out..but you have the power to do far more. Now that a CDC researcher has come forth…would you consider doing the talk shows with him?
    You are out of the fray …you can speak out…more loudly than most anyone.

    And how about considering NAET the Nambutripad Allergy Elimination Technique as a treatment? I have seen it work. Maybe not for every child…but for many a miracle worker. I have reported on it. And I have seen the first study results. …where 80% of the moderately autistic kids were mainstreamed after one year in treatment.

  8. Like so many others in a position to lose Bog Pharma funding, he waited until he retired to speak out.

    While I don’t excuse him for this, I do understand his dilemma. Loss of NBC’s primary source of revenue would have toppled NBC/Universal and resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, from the lowliest Universal Studios tour guide on up. The moral struggle between his obligation to his employees vs the obligation to tell the truth must have been a terrible burden on his soul. But our children are the ones paying unspeakable price for his cowardice.

    It clearly demonstrates the nearly unlimited blackmailing power and corruption of the pharmaceutical corporations.

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