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Charles Ortleb’s Truth to Power

A weekly show every week on Progressive Radio Network (PRN.FM) every Friday at 4PM EST hosted by the publisher who did the most important coverage of the AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemics. For more information about his books visit CharlesOrtleb.com.

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You can show your approval and support for this radio show by buying one or more of Charles Ortleb's books on the dishonest science and politics of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HHV-6, HIV, and AIDS.
 
Charles Ortleb's books on Amazon
 
All are available in print and Kindle versions.



The definitive history of the intertwined epidemics of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 

 

 

 

Notes for a political philosophy of epidemiology and science inspired by the fraud and
deceit in AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research.
 

 

 
A provocative work of fiction that asks what would have happened is the gay
movement had been totally destroyed at the Stonewall Riots.

 

The Animal Farm for a new generation. A laugh-out-loud political satire about the new totalitarianism of public health.
 

 

 

 
 

 

Charles Ortleb's stunning first collection of poetry.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
His albums on Spotify (as lyricist)
 
 
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In this episode, journalist Charles Ortleb reads the first chapter of Truth to Power, his paradigm-changing history of the relationship between the AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemics. Charles Ortleb’s Truth to Power takes you inside the New York Native, one of the most unique and courageous newspapers of the twentieth century. Shortly after starting his small New York City newspaper in late 1980, one of the biggest scientific and political stories of our time fell into his lap in the form of the AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome epidemic. What he did with that story has secured his newspaper’s place in history. Under his guidance, a succession of intrepid journalists did some of their greatest work uncovering the crucial facts about the labyrinthine epidemic. The New York Times recently described Ortleb's early work on AIDS as "visionary." Ortleb made the decision to follow the facts wherever they led. His team of uncompromising investigative reporters inevitably stepped on the toes of the most powerful people in the medical and political establishment. Perhaps not surprisingly, the latter fought back by seeking to discredit the New York Native and even, in time, close its doors. But Ortleb stood his ground for as long as possible and as a result the world now can have a clear understanding of the relationship of AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and HHV-6, the transmissible virus that now threatens everyone on this planet. Truth to Power is not just a compelling work of journalism and history, but also a major contribution to the intellectual life of our time.

Truth to Power has been the #1 AIDS book on Kindle for the past two weeks.

 

Previous episodes of Truth to Power

 

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You can show your approval and support for this radio show by buying one or more of Charles Ortleb's books on the dishonest science and politics of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HHV-6, HIV, and AIDS.
 
Charles Ortleb's books on Amazon
 
All are available in print and Kindle versions.


A new bestseller on Amazon Kindle
The definitive history of the intertwined epidemics of AIDS
and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 

 

Notes for a political philosophy of epidemiology and science inspired by the fraud and deceit in AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research.
 
 
 
A provocative work of fiction that asks what would have happened is the gay
movement had been totally destroyed at the Stonewall Riots.
 
 
 
The Animal Farm for a new generation. A laugh-out-loud political satire about the new totalitarianism of public health.
 
 
 
Charles Ortleb's stunning first collection of poetry.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
His albums on Spotify (as lyricist)
 
 
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Charles Ortleb, the author of Truth to Power, interviews Dr. Michael J. Goldberg, the author of The Myth of Autism. Goldberg is the President of the Neuro-Immune Dysfunction Syndromes (NIDS) Medical Advisory Board and has been on the clinical teaching staff at both UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Hospitals. Dr. Goldberg has challenged the conventional wisdom about so-called "autism," arguing that it is not psychological or developmental, but a very treatable medical disease. Based on twenty-three years of treating patients, he believes there is strong evidence to show that, in its new epidemic form, what is called "autism" is actually caused by a dysfunction of the neuro-immune system and often by secondary neurotropic viruses that impact the neuro-immune system and brain. He believes that "autism" is connected to illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome and ADD/ADHD. Goldberg explains why he thinks it is a tragic mistake to blame vaccines for "autism" when viruses and autoimmunity seem to be the real issues.
 
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 Charles Ortleb is the world's first newspaper publisher and editor to take the intertwined epidemics of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome seriously. He has become the leading expert on the political relationship between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS. Read a free excerpt from Truth to Power, his Amazon bestseller here. His growing list of podcasts take you deep inside the dark jungle of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome science, politics, and fraud. Click shows below to begin listening. And please come back. Here you'll find a ton of things you never knew or thought about
 Previous episodes of Truth to Power
 
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You can show your approval and support for this radio show by buying one or more of Charles Ortleb's books on the dishonest science and politics of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HHV-6, HIV, and AIDS.
 
Charles Ortleb's books on Amazon
 
All are available in print and Kindle versions.



A new bestseller on Amazon Kindle
The definitive history of the intertwined epidemics of AIDS
and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 

 

Notes for a political philosophy of epidemiology and science inspired by the fraud and deceit in AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research.
 
 
 
A provocative work of fiction that asks what would have happened is the gay
movement had been totally destroyed at the Stonewall Riots.
 
 
 
The Animal Farm for a new generation. A laugh-out-loud political satire about the new totalitarianism of public health.
 
 
 
Charles Ortleb's stunning first collection of poetry.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
His albums on Spotify (as lyricist)
 
 
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Charles Ortleb, the author of Truth to Power, discusses Rebecca Culshaw's scathing critique of the HIV theory of AIDS. Culshaw who is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas and the author of Science Sold Out, has published several journal articles about the mathematical modeling of HIV immunology. After working for a decade on HIV, Culshaw came to the conclusion that the HIV/AIDS hypothesis is untenable and the cause of a reign of terror and discrimination against the gay and black communities.

 

Charles Ortleb is the world's first newspaper publisher and editor to take the intertwined epidemics of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome seriously. He has become the leading expert on the political relationship between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS. His growing list of podcasts take you deep inside the dark jungle of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome science, politics, and fraud. Click shows below to begin listening. And please come back. Here you'll find a ton of things you never knew or thought about.
 
 
 
 
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You can show your approval and support for this radio show by buying one or more of Charles Ortleb's books on the questionable science and politics of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HHV-6, HIV, and AIDS.
 
Charles Ortleb's books on Amazon
 
All are available in print and Kindle versions.



The definitive history of the intertwined epidemics of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 

 

Notes for a political philosophy of epidemiology and science inspired by the fraud and
deceit in AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research.
 
 
A provocative work of fiction that asks what would have happened is the gay movement had
been totally destroyed at the Stonewall Riots.
 
 
The Animal Farm for a new generation. A laugh-out-loud political satire about the new totalitarianism of public health.
 
 
Charles Ortleb's stunning first collection of poetry.
 

 

 

 


His play:
The Black Party

 

 

 

The Lady Upstairs

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An album of 13 Songs that capture the Darkness

and Hope of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Struggle to Speak Truth to Power.

Words by Charles Ortleb. Music by Chris Davidson.

1. The Lady Upstairs

2. I Can't Do It All (5:19) 

3. Hey You (10:22)

4. Language is War (14:12)

5. We Must March My Darlings (18:38)

6. You'd Better Love Me (22:14)

7. You Can't Go Home Again (27:14)

8. Bullies (32:37)

9. Written in Blood (38:15) 

10. She Said (43:36)

11. Bury Me Under a Rainbow (48:46) 

12. Truth to Power (54:07) 

13. Hello New York, I'm Back (1:00:14)

 

 

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Charles Ortleb, the author of Truth to Power, discusses the arguments of the Perth Group, the Australian scientists who have been under attack from the AIDS establishment for many years for insisting that HIV was never properly isolated and that all the diagnostic tools and treatments for AIDS are based on a major scientific error. Ortleb argues that that the Perth Group has not received the credit for their major contribution because their idea about what does cause AIDS is a kind of homophobic scapegoating theory that AIDS is caused by the oxidative stress resulting from gay lifestyle issues. While they deserve credit for calling AIDS a disease that involves oxidative stress, they fail to recognize that a pandemic of virally-caused oxidative stress is being caused by the family of HHV-6 viruses which Ortleb refers to as "The Fifty Shades of AIDS Viruses." The work of French scientist Etienne de Harven is also discussed. De Harven argues that HIV is being confused with harmless endogenous retroviruses in AIDS patients. Ortleb argues that recent work shows that the other AIDS virus, HHV-6, reactivates a very harmful endogenous retrovirus called HERV-K18 which acts like a "superantigen" that can dysregulate the immune system. HERV-K18 may show that all of these scientists were on the right track but didn't see that HHV-6 was causing a much bigger epidemic than AIDS (which includes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and was creating confusion by introducing confounding endogenous retroviral issues. Ortleb also suggests that Dr. Jose Montoya, who hinted in a prior show that he is looking at the role of reactivated and harmful endogenous retroviruses in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, may finally sort all of this out if he can show that a destructive endogenous retrovirus is part of the puzzle of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. That finding could finally show that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS are actually one variable and multisystemic epidemic of immune dysfunction. 
 
Don't miss these fascinating previous episodes of "Truth to Power."
 
The Interview with Dr. Jose Montoya, one of the world's leading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome researchers. 

 

  
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Like what we're doing on "Truth to Power"? To become a supporting patron of Charles Ortleb's "Truth to Power" all you have to do is buy one of these books in print or on Kindle.
 
 
 
Charles Ortleb's books on Amazon



 

Truth to Power exposes the truth about HHV-6, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the fearless way Woodward and Bernstein exposed the truth about Watergate.
 
A new political philosophy of epidemiology and science inspired by the CDC's homophobic and racist separation of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 
An alternative work of history which asks if Chronic Fatigue Syndrome would have been called AIDS if the gay movement had been completely destroyed.
 
The Animal Farm of our time. This novel uses satire to capture the corrupt politics of the pseudo science used to conceal the truth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 
Charles Ortleb's disturbing, funny, and provocative first collection of poetry.
 
A collection of short stories that captures the tragedy and comedy of a gay community completely hoodwinked by public health authorities and AIDS activist trolls.
 
A novella about the homophobic and racist politics that built the wall between AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 
A novel that uses dark human and satire to warn the gay community about what the cult of AIDS activist is doing to scientific truth.
 

His play:
A play that makes fun of what Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, and the AIDS activists have done to the gay community.
 
 
If you can't afford to support "Truth to Power" by buying one of these books, then please listen to Charles Ortleb's new album about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome called "The Lady Upstairs." It's on Spotify here.
 
Thank you for your support!
 
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Charles Ortleb, the author of Truth to Power, the epic account of the intertwined history, science, and politics of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, interviews Stanford University's Dr. Jose Montoya, a scientist who is quickly becoming the world's most celebrated Chronic Fatigue Syndrome researcher. Dr. Montoya discusses his groundbreaking new research which has identified 17 cytokines which correlate with the severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In one fell swoop, Montoya has established that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a real disease and one that involves serious inflammation. He also discusses his major breakthrough in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In an interview that becomes heated and contentious at times, Montoya takes issue with scientists like Judy Mikovits who describes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as "Non-HIV AIDS." He also argues that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not a contagious disease in the traditional sense and he himself does not warn patients about transmitting it sexually although he does suggest it could be transmitted via blood transmission. He also makes some news at end of the interview in a tantalizing hint that he might be closing in on a possible cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In his closing remarks, Charles Ortleb argues that, ironically, Montoya has created a brilliant blood test that may actually prove that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is transmissible and contagious when sexual and family contacts of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients are tested for the 17 cytokines he has correlated with the severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Learn more about Charles Ortleb's books and decades of reporting on CFS and AIDS at www.CharlesOrtleb.com Special offer for listeners of this podcast: You can purchase Charles Ortleb's Truth to Power, his 466-page history of the cover-up of the politics and science of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on Kindle  here.
 
 
Some of the pages on which transmission is discussed in Hillary Johnson's Osler's Web: 187, 231, 88, 88-90, 290, 358, 376, 384, 469, 522, 327-28, 46, 87-88, 119, 132, 165, 197, 199, 228, 406-7, 465, 470, 473, 475, 512, 551, 562, 574, 644-45, 671, 61-62, 16, 629, 666-67, 329, 330, 408, 433, 57, 335-36, 88, 222, 440, 199, 201, 213, 221-22, 381, 382, 624-26.
 
The Doctor Who Blew the Whistle on 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      In the April 29, 1991 issue of New York Native, there was a long interview, conducted by Neenyah Ostrom, with a very honest and outspoken doctor named Paul Lavinger. He was an internist who developed chronic fatigue syndrome in December 1989. His wife had contracted it in 1987. Ostrom reported, “In his extended household, five people now have been diagnosed with or are starting to develop symptoms of CFS. The Lavingers also have a five-year-old dog that ‘collapses for three hours’ after being taken for a walk.”

     Lavinger told Ostrom, “From 25 years’ experience of practicing medicine and seeing how government agencies deal with outbreaks of illnesses, [he] believes that a ‘conspiracy of dunces’ is keeping the truth about chronic fatigue syndrome from the American public. . . . It’s absolutely ironic that the patients who have this illness, who are often turned away by physicians, are sicker than most patients in any doctor’s practice.” He also said, “The government doesn’t want to let the public know that they might be at risk, because if the public knew that they were at risk, then the public would demand certain things of the government. . . . But the government doesn’t want a public outcry. I think the government really wants to keep this quiet.”

     He also believed, “The insurance companies are glad that the government doesn’t want to admit that this thing is real, because the insurance companies don’t want to have to pay.”

     He also told Ostrom, “Families are in this conspiracy because they don’t want to feel guilty for not taking care of the sick family member—it’s easier to say that it’s your own damn fault. Can you imagine walking up to someone in an iron lung and saying ‘It’s your own damn fault you’re in this iron lung?’ So families absolve themselves of guilt. I know this story of a young girl with this illness: She had a typical story, there were lots of things she couldn’t do. So the family put her in a mental institution. I mean, they do this in Russia, but . . . the family doesn’t want to admit that the CFS patient is so sick that they might have to care for him or her. It’s easier to get rid of the sick person.”

     Lavinger had an apocalyptic view of CFS and warned, “If you think the infrastructure of this country is the bridges, tunnels, and highways, you’re wrong—it’s the people. And I’m telling you that everybody could get sick—well, not everybody because there are people who are naturally immune to different kinds of illnesses. But it’s possible that half this country could get sick and that would be a disaster.”

     In the May 6 issue of New York Native, published the second installment of the interview with Dr. Lavinger. When Ostrom asked him about the transmissibility of CFS, he said, “First of all, this disease is probably caused by a virus. Why do I say that? You know the story about the duck: If it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck? Well if this disease isn’t a virus, it’s a duck. . . . The sheer number of people who are estimated to have CFS, as much as two to five percent of the population—maybe five to twelve million people—speaks to the issue of transmissibility. Too many people are getting the illness.”

     Lavinger told her, “Practically all the people who got this disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, got it after 1980. . . . I spoke to a doctor who has been sick with CFS for six years but continues to work. In addition to his regular gastroenterology practice, out of the kindness of his heart, he takes care of 100 CFS patients. He told me that, among these 100 patients, he has 10 families. Eight of the ten families have two family members who had CFS; two of the ten families have three sick family members.”

     Even though most of the evidence pointed to CFS being transmissible, he told Ostrom, “If you call the hotline at the CDC and press the right buttons on your touch-tone phone, they’ll tell you that CFS cannot be transmitted from person to person, period. And in the CDC pamphlet to doctors about this disease, it says exactly the same thing.

 
Learn more about transmission of CFS in hospitals here.
 
Learn more about the transmission of CFS between people and pets here.
 
Dr. Joseph Brewer on HHV-6 in CFS here.
 
Konnie Knox on HHV-6 in AIDS here.
 
 
 
Don't miss these fascinating previous episodes of "Truth to Power."
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
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Like what we're doing on "Truth to Power? To become a supporting patron of Charles Ortleb's "Truth to Power" all you have to do is buy one of these books in print or on Kindle.
 
 
 
Charles Ortleb's books on Amazon



Truth to Power exposes the truth about HHV-6, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the fearless way Woodward and Bernstein exposed the truth about Watergate.
 
A new political philosophy of epidemiology and science inspired by the CDC's homophobic and racist separation of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 
An alternative work of history which asks if Chronic Fatigue Syndrome would have been called AIDS if the gay movement had been completely destroyed.
 
The Animal Farm of our time. This novel uses satire to capture the corrupt politics of the pseudo science used to conceal the truth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 
Charles Ortleb's disturbing, funny, and provocative first collection of poetry.
 
A collection of short stories that captures the tragedy and comedy of a gay community completely hoodwinked by public health authorities and AIDS activist trolls.
 
A novella about the homophobic and racist politics that built the wall between AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
 
A novel that uses dark human and satire to warn the gay community about what the cult of AIDS activist is doing to scientific truth.
 

His play:
A play that makes fun of what Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, and the AIDS activists have done to the gay community.
 
 
If you can't afford to support "Truth to Power" by buying one of these books, then please listen to Charles Ortleb's new album about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome called "The Lady Upstairs." It's on Spotify here.
 
Thank you for your support!
 
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Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome contagious? Is Judy Mikovits correct in calling it "Non-HIV AIDS"?

Lady Gaga has announced that she has fibromyalgia, which many people consider to be part of the CFS epidemic. If fibro is CFS, is it contagious under certain circumstances?

We recently did a phone interview with Dr. Jose Montoya, perhaps the most important Chronic Fatigue Syndrome researcher in the world. Because we think the interview has some very newsworthy information in it, we are releasing it a week early. It will be part of a longer program next week.

Charles Ortleb's books on Amazon

All available for 99 cents on Kindle for a limited time.

 

 

Please check back next week for the full program.

And also consider giving us a little support by buying one of Charles Ortleb's books on www.CharlesOrtleb.com. We have made the Kindle versions so inexpensive that you can now easily afford to buy all of his books!

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This is a show that could revolutionize the way people look at Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and AIDS. Charles Ortleb discusses Jonathan Lyon, who has written Carnivore, a novel that is a "revenge tragedy" inspired by his struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Lyon may soon become the most talked-about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome victim in the world. Jonathan Lyon has suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for ten years, and in Attitude magazine he reports that he watched his "dad die of HIV." Lyon's condition is referred to as non-HIV AIDS by former National Cancer Institute researcher Judy Mikovits. Ortleb asks the painfully obvious question of whether there is a connection between Lyon's "non-HIV AIDS" and his father's "HIV AIDS." Ortleb also urges Lyon to follow the bold and honest path of CFS activist Karen Lambert rather than celebrity CFS sufferers Laura Hillenbrand and Jennifer Brea. Lambert has been quite vocal about the contagiousness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and its connection to AIDS. Ortleb argues that Hillenbrand and Brea are squandering their opportunities to educate the public while they whitewash the disease and fail to discuss all the science (and journalism) that support the reality that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a contagious illness and a public health emergency. All of Charles Ortleb's books can be found at www.CharlesOrtleb.com.

 


Charles Ortleb's books on Amazon



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Mary Guinan was one of the prominent early "AIDS" investigators at the Centers for Disease Control. This show explores the mistakes she made in the original epidemiology of "AIDS" that led to the mistaken separation of the "AIDS" and "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" epidemics. This program also presents a discussion of a CDC employee named Gus Sermos who tried to blow the whistle on the shocking dishonesty of CDC AIDS researcher James Curran. Sermos was punished for trying to tell the world what was really going on at the CDC. Curran is now a celebrated Dean at Emory University.
 
Charles Ortleb's free book about Guinan can be found at www.charlesortleb.com.
 
Charles Ortleb's definitive history of AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Truth to Power, can be purchased at Amazon.
 
The closing song "Hello New York, I'm back" can be heard on Spotify.
 
This program was orginall broacast on Progressive Radio network on Sept. 1, 2017.
 

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