Skip to comments.Public Health or Brockovich Wealth?
Posted on 09/29/2005 11:29:06 AM PDT by skeptoid
The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has just announced its 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 Harvards 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 ...
This is good stuff; Fumento has written at least a dozen articles on Brockovich since 2000 (view them at his site).
She does know how to act -- that's how she got the "heart".
The mouth was probably real.
Erin Brockavich is just John Edwards w/out the boobs, the degree or the license.
Could her law firm be investigated using RICO?
Make that "W/ boobs, but w/out the degree.. etc..."
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?
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.
What can I say about her wwithout getting in trouble? Not much.
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.
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