Re: I wonder if Watson
Well, gosh, being in IT, it should be easy to give both Watson AND Snopes access to:
Dr. William Thompson himself, who made the accusation, and who recently wrote Andrew Wakefield to apologize that CDC's misleading results were used to falsely discredit him.
Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, who wrote "It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." —Marcia Angell, "Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption," in the January 15th, 2009 NY Review of Books.
And Helen Epstein, who wrote in the May 12, 2001 NY Review of Books that, "Six years ago, John Ioannidis, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, found that nearly half of published articles in scientific journals contained findings that were false."
Oh, wait, Snopes did have access to that, and to the fact that Thompson hired a law firm that specializes in representing government whistleblowers. But Snopes ignored that in coming to their amazingly insulated conclusion.
Bad programming over there at Snopes, don't you think?