Wakefield coverage called a journalistic failure

An article in the Montreal Gazette condemns journalism for failing to show assertions by a British doctor that vaccinations could cause autism.

Freelancer Neil Cameron notes: “The widespread fears about vaccination were created not only by
Wakefield, by the grapevine fears of anxious parents, and by additional
confused leadership by some celebrity nincompoops, but by failures in
three very different kinds of media publications. Several unnecessary
deaths have already been a consequence, and there may be more. So just
how this happened deserves a closer look.”