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Public Health or Brockovich Wealth?
townhall.com ^ | Sep 29, 2005 | Michael Fumento

Posted on 09/29/2005 11:29:06 AM PDT by skeptoid

The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has just announced it’s giving its highest honor to Los Angeles paralegal Erin Brockovich, best known for her virtual beatification in the allegedly “based on a true story” film of the same name. Julia Roberts portrayed her as having the mouth of a hooker but a heart of gold. Yet the Hollywood Brockovich is bunk, and this is not Harvard’s finest hour. -snip-

The California Cancer Registry showed no excess cancer in Hinkley compared to surrounding counties, despite the claim of Brockovich and her law firm that they suffered terribly high rates from exposure to chromium-6 in drinking water. Indeed, there was no evidence of any excess illness at all. -snip

That mere film-goers would be confused about Brockovich is understandable. But you might think the Harvard School of Public Health would do a bit more research before giving awards than merely watching a movie.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: brockovic; erinbrockovich; fumento; harvard; michaelfumento
Michael Fumento does it again. And check out his NEW website http://www.fumento.com

This is good stuff; Fumento has written at least a dozen articles on Brockovich since 2000 (view them at his site).

1 posted on 09/29/2005 11:29:09 AM PDT by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid
Julia Roberts portrayed her as having the mouth of a hooker but a heart of gold.

She does know how to act -- that's how she got the "heart".

The mouth was probably real.

2 posted on 09/29/2005 11:32:03 AM PDT by thulldud (It's bad luck to be superstitious.)
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To: skeptoid

Erin Brockavich is just John Edwards w/out the boobs, the degree or the license.


3 posted on 09/29/2005 11:32:18 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: skeptoid
All About Erin [Brockovich, What the Movie Didn't Tell Us]
Erin Go Away! The myth behind the movie lives on
4 posted on 09/29/2005 11:32:26 AM PDT by TomServo ("Aunt Bea- after dark.")
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To: skeptoid

Could her law firm be investigated using RICO?


5 posted on 09/29/2005 11:33:11 AM PDT by texassizednightcrawler
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To: skeptoid; TheBigB; Fierce Allegiance; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; pissant
I'm sorry, did you say something?


6 posted on 09/29/2005 11:33:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (They're plastic, and they're SPECTACULAR)
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To: Pessimist

Make that "W/ boobs, but w/out the degree.. etc..."


7 posted on 09/29/2005 11:33:24 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: skeptoid

There is nothing true about this story.


8 posted on 09/29/2005 11:42:21 AM PDT by Sthitch
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To: Sthitch
That doesn`t matter to Hollywood. All that matters to them is the chance to portray companies/corporations/capitalism as the rich greedy heartless evil killers of the penniless working class. Meanwhile true killers are portrayed as victims and celebrated on Oscar night


9 posted on 09/29/2005 11:51:11 AM PDT by WillamShakespeare (Who is John Kerry?)
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To: Sthitch
There is nothing true about this story.

I recognize the #6 photo...it is really Erin B. As for the story...have you read it?

10 posted on 09/29/2005 11:55:15 AM PDT by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid
I was referring to the entire story of Erin Brockovich. There was and is nothing true about her story.
11 posted on 09/29/2005 12:02:23 PM PDT by Sthitch
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To: Sthitch

Agreed!


12 posted on 09/29/2005 12:18:38 PM PDT by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid

I did not pay much attention to the movie. It was only much later that I learned that the attorney EB worked for was one Ed Masri. Ed Masri was the attorney for the late Dr. Gene Scott, the eccentric Los Angeles TV Preacher who was involved in a long-running battle with the FCC. From time to time when Dr. Scott met with resistance to one of his grandiose plans, he would invoke Masri's name.

One would have thought Dr. Scott might have invoked God's name instead, but apparently they had a falling out, which resulted in litigation. According to an authoratative Zippy the Pinhead cartoon, Dr. Scott had brought suit against the Almighty becaue he couldn't tolerate a Supreme Being with satellite broadcast capability.


13 posted on 09/29/2005 12:31:46 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux ("I'll have the moo goo gai pan without the pan, and some pans.")
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To: martin_fierro

What can I say about her wwithout getting in trouble? Not much.


14 posted on 09/29/2005 12:33:05 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Anyone want to be on my Civil Engineers ping list? Infrequent pings only to relevant stuff.)
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To: TomServo; skeptoid

Thanks for the links, Tom.

I live in Victorville, and this was a big deal. Hinckley is just up the road from us. Sorry to hear that it was a big scam.


15 posted on 09/29/2005 12:34:43 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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