A SHOWTIME sting to defame a Harvard-trained vaccine-injuries expert
was counter-stung for a documentary exposing the stars of "Penn
& Teller: Bullshit!" as prostitutes for network
bosses in bed with drug industrialists.
The hilarious sting began when Bullshit producers contacted Dr.
Leonard Horowitz, Editor-in-Chief of Medical
Veritas (Medical Truth) journal, to discredit him and the
anti-vaccination movement for his endorsements of a natural antibiotic
and vaccine alternative--OxySilver--viewed
by drug companies as competition for lucrative infectious disease
Dr. Horowitz, allied with investigative journalist Sherri Kane,
had been researching drug industry influence over the media, what
they call the "PharmaMedia," for months before receiving
the "invitation" from SHOWTIME. They knew the cable
channel is controlled by Sumner Redstone of CBS-Viacom; with NBC-Comcast
and Rupert Murdoch-controlled companies, including Direct-TV and
Time-Warner cable, broadcasting the show.
In Medical Veritas journal, the investigators had already exposed
key partnerships with conflicting interests that influence the
PharmaMedia. Sales are driven by drug advertising and pharmaceutical-friendly
programming. Evidence screams of a conspiracy between drug company
executives and network directors to advance profitable propaganda
undermining legitimate health care reforms.
In addition, alternatives to drugs have been under attack by
BigPharma's FDA regulators. Paid-off politicians are passing
laws making personal care products and natural remedies harder
to get. Only a PharmaMedia conspiracy explains why news networks
and talk shows have grossly neglected these issues and alternatives
to drugs and vaccinations in violation of the public's trust,
consumer preferences, economic recovery, and anti-trust laws.
"Tragically, with recommendations for prevention being criminally
neglected," said Dr. Horowitz, "the public is destined
for more intoxication and depopulation."
"By evading common sense and zero-risk highly-effective
alternatives to pharmaceutical poisons," Ms. Kane added,
"drug industry investors, especially the PharmaMedia moguls
directing the networks, are exclusively profiting."
The Sting and Counter-Sting
SHOWTIME's Bullshit makes a mockery of "guests" expressing
such attitudes, or advancing anything that challenges BigPharma.
According to the cable network's promotions, Penn & Teller
"utilize principles of magic and trickery, as well as good
old fashioned 'hidden camera' sting operations, to smoke out nonsense
peddlers and reveal how they operate."
Victims of past shows include alternative medicine doctors, holistic
practitioners, spiritualists, and televangelists that Penn, a
rabid atheist, profanes as "zealots and cult leaders."
So Horowitz and Kane plotted a counter-sting to film what would
happen when SHOWTIME bosses' conflicting interests were exposed.
They took cameras to the "Whore House"--the Rio Hotel
& Casino in Las Vegas. They filmed Penn & Teller's merchandising
operation, and investigated their theater owners and promoters
Texas Pacific Group, and the Apollo Investment Group that
controls MGM and the new City Center. They learned these financiers,
the wealthiest "private equity" investors on earth,
are advancing agendas completely consistent with the views expressed
With the activists' cameras rolling, SHOWTIME's production crew
arrived at the doctor's private studio where they balked at the
props Horowitz and Kane prepared. Senior Bullshit Producer, David
Wechter, who had requested the "guests" provide sales
videos and product photos, got "Wanted for Genocide"
posters bearing the names and faces of his bosses instead. The
pair wore matching Penn & Teller tee shirts that read "Redstone-Murdoch
Whores" signed by both Penn & Teller before hidden cameras.
A large poster detailing the connections between SHOWTIME, drug
industrialists, and media moguls stunned Wechter into calling
his bosses who ordered the crew to flee the scene immediately.