Before the Ufotah family gets trashed again similar to the way the family patriarch did on Larry King Live, keep in mind the PR press release about a film crew visit to the Kirton's small world is datelined "SILVER SPRINGS, MARYLAND" , the consensus epi-center of no-show Autism Kretons and dauntless vaccine gurus.
The family name is Kirton. According to Webster's a cretin is "a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person". Cretinism is "a usually congenital abnormal condition marked by physical stunting and mental retardation and caused by severe hypothyroidism".
Kreton does not have a definition in Webster's. That's odd considering that Gore Vidal's main character in his 1955 comedy "Visit To A Small Planet" was called Kreton.
This from Wikipedia:
"KRETON is an alien from outer space who is fascinated by human beings. He decides to come to Earth for an extended vacation and becomes friends with a suburban family.
Along the way he falls in love with their daughter. However, there is a force field around him that prevents any physical contact as his race has abolished any form of affection.
After petitioning the superiors of his planet, he is made human. At first he is happy, but he comes to realize that being human isn't always happy: it comes with other less desired emotions such as sadness and jealousy. He decides that those emotions are not worth the trouble and he returns to his own planet."
That can certainly implicate Neal Halsey as a "Kreton" if we recall his candid 2002 New York Times "Not So Crack-pot Theory" interview.
''In most vaccine containers, thimerosal is listed as a mercury derivative, a hundredth of a percent. And what I believed, and what everybody else believed, was that it was truly a trace, a biologically insignificant amount. My honest belief is that if the labels had had the mercury content in micrograms, this would have been uncovered years ago. But the fact is, no one did the calculation.''
Another "Kreton" could be neurodiverse poo-bah Michael Savage, who, trapped inside his broadcast booth, could say stuff about over-diagnosing and called ASD parents frauds. He did say generic stuff about drug companies as well, but he couldn't say anything about Thimerosal and vaccines causing Autism.
In fact, behind his "Kreton-esque" shield, Savage claims that Thimerosal was taken out years ago and therefore, doesn't have a problem with it as a cause. Michael "Kreton" Savage believes that Thimerosal is out. Really far out!