Category Archives for "Making stuff up"
Poor Meryl often claims persecution and even martyrdom in order to attract sympathy and, more importantly, cash donations from her followers. Meryl’s lies are now exposed no matter where she publishes them and her misinformation is corrected immediately by the many rational & educated observers now keeping an eye on her – but this doesn’t make for a dramatic story to bring in the big bucks. So Meryl needs to lie about the opposition to her lies in order to keep the big bucks rolling in. After all, $280,000 per year doesn’t just grow on trees you know!
Here’s a textbook example of Meryl in action:
Fans of the Stop AVN page on Facebook have been having some rhyming fun with Meryl’s infamous exploits; here are the results:
To read Living Woo magazine
All AVN minions are keen
While taking their money
Meryl finds it so funny
that they’ll pay for what never is seen
”I’m a martyr!” you’ll hear Meryl whining
Amid all that self-aggrandising
Pissing on science
Is valid defiance
When Dorey is doing the defining
An anti-vax nutter crusader
A logic and reason evader
A hat of tin foil
A cart of snake oil
Come and join! (Just as long as you’ve paid her.)
The antivax crank, Meryl Dorey
Claims there’s two sides to the story
But her so-called conviction
Is nothing but fiction
An addiction to false claims on glory
Her efforts to be anti-vax
Lead Dorey astray of the facts
Amid the correction
And deceit detection
She scrambles to cover her tracks
Dear Leader cries “ACTION ALERT!
My purse strings are starting to hurt!
So here is a tale
Of woo, woe and wail
Now DONATE, including your shirt!”
An antivax liar named Meryl
Flounders to show there’s a peril
In getting kids vaxed.
Responding with facts
Is like shooting fish in a barrel.
When TV or radio discusses
Measles or mumps or pertussis,
Meryl calls with the claim
That she’s got a brain
Though it struggles to do itself justice
When Meryl was shown to cause harm,
She rushed off to court in alarm
Has no power over me!”
And soon she’ll be losing the farm.
It there’s a lie, Meryl will shout it.
If there’s a law, Meryl will flout it.
Related to vax?
You can bet the farm Meryl will doubt it.
There once was an awful quotee
Whose words were read out on TV
The dirty old rat
Said “Did _I_ say that
I don’t believe I did, let me see”
“Da gubbermint’s ebil” she said
“Dey poyzun us out ov our head
I redd it online
The trooth is all mine
Now subscribe and give me your bread”
A sceptic, dear Meryl is not
When she considers all vaccines to be rot
Her bias and confounding
Are truely astounding
Hence why she is the laughing stock
When Meryl said ‘I have a brain’
My sides split with laughter and pain
A tertiary degree
May yet let her see
Her Dunning and Kruger is plain.
An antivax activist’s story
Spread eagerly by Meryl Dorey
Though baseless in science
Displays her reliance
On appeals to emotion and worry.
Hilariously original blogger Shelley Stocken has proposed that whenever Meryl makes one of her increasingly infrequent public appearances, her host should introduce her to the audience with a great deal more honesty and accuracy than Meryl herself utters when she speaks. Something like this would do nicely:
Here’s a quick introduction to a few of Meryl’s favourite lies:
There is an ancient proverb which reads, “If Meryl Dorey’s lies were laid end to end, they would stretch…all the way from the start of a very large book to the end of it”.
For the last couple of years, Ken McLeod has been busy proving the wisdom of this saying in a unique way: he’s simply been documenting every lie that Meryl tells, as she tells them. Well, nearly every lie, because sometimes her lies come so thick & fast that no one can hope to keep up. But most of them are being captured and shared in ebooks: 3 full ebooks so far and doubtless still more to come in future.
Have a read for yourself and look at Meryl’s standard level of honesty:
This woman couldn’t lie straight in bed!
Meryl is generally shameless: she never seems to get embarrassed, she can say the stupidest things with a straight face and doesn’t get embarrassed when she’s show to be wildly, completely, inexcusably wrong.
So that makes this video a rare treat from the archives: Meryl saying something so spectacularly dumb that even she was embarrassed. The AVN took this video down and filed false DMCA notices to try and get it removed from other sites in the hope that it would disappear entirely. No such luck Meryl, we’re going to be laughing at this for a long time to come…
People are starting to tire of Meryl’s constant lying about vaccination…some of them have even started a Facebook page to provide a running commentary on her lies as she tells them and provide the real facts. Visit Australian Vaccination Network Corrected for more.
From the AVN Facebook page:
Meryl never lets the facts get in the way of her fearmongering. The fact that there are no “incredibly invasive” therapies for Pertussis becomes a problem for Meryl when she is challenged. While she normally deletes any posts which question her and bans the poster from her page, in this case she opted to simply ignore it. Oh, Meryl!
Meryl, not for the first time, gets a little confused about viruses, biology, physiology and…well, everything really!
A vaccine for earaches?! say wha?! Oh Meryl!
The Pneumococcal vaccine is actually to prevent hundred of children every year from getting pnuemonia, meningitis and septicaemia (infection in your bloodstream which leads to multi-organ failure).
“In Australia in 2002 there were 2271 proven cases and 175 deaths from pneumococcal disease . Of these, 761 occurred in children under five years of age, 9 of whom died. There are more cases of pneumococcal disease but often it is difficult to confirm the diagnosis. It is estimated that the pneumococcus is responsible for causing about 70 cases of meningitis annually in Australia and about 700 cases of septicaemia in children under 5 years.”
In 2004 there were 701 cases of Invasive Pneumoccocal in children under 5
The vaccine was introduced in 2005
In 2006 there were 196 cases of Invasive pneumoccocal in children under 5
all for a bloody earache eh?!
In July 1998 Meryl and the Australian Vaccination Network predicted that the Australian Measles Control Campaign, then about to kick off nationally, would result in more than 330,000 adverse reactions to vaccination and 3 deaths. In fact the actual result was only 14 adverse reactions and no deaths.
Any self-respecting medical expert who made a gross error, such as overestimating the number of side effects from vaccinating 1.7 million children by 24,000 times, would hang his or her head in shame and make the world a better place by quitting the profession. Fortunately our Meryl has no shame – being proven wrong again and again does not even slow her down. Oh, Meryl!