Mark Blaxill attempts to support Andrew Wakefield?
Posted Feb 20 2010 11:55am
As most have now gathered, Andrew Wakefield’s career in the UK is finished. However, the PR machine keeps spinning in the USA as a new fascinating web piece from Brian Deer reveals.
Brian tells the story of how Max Clifford’s daughter – who works for her father – had apparently been ready to take on Andrew Wakefield as a client:
They are looking to take us on for a few months…
However, her father – who previously refused to work with Michael Jackson – had other ideas:
It’s my company, and my daughter works for me, he said
We are not involved, and we will not get involved unless they are backed by top medical experts…
Heh. Not much chance of that happening.
During the piece Brian discovers who might be financing Andrew Wakefield’s about-face in the public eye. He suggests a couple of names to Clifford’s daughter who confirms the participation of one Mark Blaxill:
...she appeared to take the bait over Blaxill. “Right, Mark. Okay. Mark is…” But then she paused to ask: “Brian, what’s your background?
Amazing that someone who was preparing to work with Brian Deer didn’t know who Brian Deer was but more interesting to me was the possibility that Mark Blaxill was preparing to fund Max Clifford’s PR firm to try and rehabilitate Andrew Wakefield’s public image. Go read the whole thing, its pretty interesting.
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