Book Discussion on The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS

Mr. Fumento talked about his book The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS: How a Tragedy Has Been Distorted by the Media and Partisan Politics,… read more

Mr. Fumento talked about his book The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS: How a Tragedy Has Been Distorted by the Media and Partisan Politics, published by Regnery. The author discussed problems in getting the book published and in getting it distributed because of controversy over AIDS. He described getting interested in the early 1980's myth of missing children and how the media “can terrify the American public with virtually nothing to go on.” When he saw the AIDS scare growing he decided to expose myths surrounding the disease. He talked about serving as an AIDS analyst for the Civil Rights Commission and reaction to an article he wrote about conservatives using the AIDS scare to enforce traditional morality. He discussed the animosity and anger that has been directed toward him. He also talked about the groups that benefit from making AIDS “everybody’s disease.” The author argues that both the numbers of people infected with the AIDS virus and the risks to heterosexuals have been blown out of proportion. Mr. Fumento also asserts that the money spent on AIDS research has been drained from the fight against cancer. close

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Book Discussion on The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 25, 1990
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Apr 24, 2008

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  • Feb 25, 1990 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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