Accuracy in Media

Bill Clinton was back on CNN on World AIDS Day being portrayed as an expert on how to stop AIDS. It shows how the media will not let any of Clinton’s sex scandals interfere with his public rehabilitation. The Clinton answer, which is quite unique, is to use an international airline tax to buy more anti-AIDS drugs of dubious value.

The U.N.-backed Unitaid agency is using the proceeds from a global airline tax to pay the Clinton Foundation to buy and distribute the drugs. They don’t tell you that the drugs are toxic and can kill, or that they may cause the AIDS virus to mutate, making the disease even more deadly. In other words, it’s not an issue that the Clinton plan could make the problem worse. 

One of the key players in this scheme is Ira Magaziner, who was Hillary Clinton’s point man when she tried to foist socialized medicine on the American people in the first Clinton term. Magaziner is running the Clinton Foundation’s anti-AIDS program and helping Unitaid manage the spending of global tax revenue. So far, the international airline tax has not been implemented by the U.S. But the new Democratic Congress may see this as something viable. 

If all of this is new to you, consider yourself a victim of a media that refuses to tell the truth about political exploitation of a disease that, so far, has taken over $200 billion in federal revenue from U.S. taxpayers. Meanwhile, diseases that affect far more people, like Alzheimers and heart disease, get far fewer federal dollars for research, development and treatment purposes.

If you have AIDS, you are taken care of through the Ryan White Act, a massive federal program named after an innocent victim of AIDS (when, in fact, most “victims” have gotten the disease through their own deliberate behavior). By contrast, if your mother or father has Alzheimers or dementia and has to be taken care of in a nursing home or assisted living facility, Medicare pays nothing. 

Clinton’s record on AIDS, we hasten to add, is one of failure. On CNN’s American Morning, on World AIDS Day December 1, Clinton said that he “thinks a vaccine and a cure are on the horizon.” As President, back in 1995, Clinton had also promised a “cure and a vaccine,” saying, “That must be our first and top priority.” Bush, like Clinton, has poured tens of billions of dollars into AIDS research and treatment.

All of this is predicated, of course, on AIDS science and testing being sound. There are groups that question the science, like Rethinking AIDS, but they don’t get any attention from CNN and the media. Activist Stephen Davis says that more and more people are being tested for HIV or AIDS but that the test is fraught with errors and that it can be wrong 90 percent of the time. He cites the packaging of the AIDS test itself.

Meanwhile, the warning from the AIDS Truth Coalition, which identifies homosexuality and “gay” promiscuity as prime contributors to the spread of HIV in the United States, fell on deaf media ears. It’s politically incorrect to call attention to how people get the disease by engaging in dangerous sexual practices, like “bare-backing,” made famous by gay “conservative” Andrew Sullivan.

Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans For Truth and member of the AIDS Truth Coalition, declared, “While Christians and churches mobilize to fight the HIV pandemic on faraway continents, let us not neglect the major catalyst for AIDS here in the United States of America: homosexual promiscuity, tolerated and encouraged by pro-‘gay,’ ‘safer-sex’ advocates.” It’s time to acknowledge the pink elephant in the room: fighting AIDS without talking against homosexuality is like fighting lung cancer without talking against smoking.”

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