The Word: Known anti-vac crusader Jenny McCarthy to share her ‘View’

The glasses won't make you look smart, Jenny.
The glasses won’t make you look smart, Jenny.

I’ve written this column for a long, long, long time, covering celebrities who do stupid and irresponsible things. But there is no one more stupid and more irresponsible than known anti-vac personality Jenny McCarthy, who was just named the new cohost of “The View” on Monday morning.

“We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent cohost on ‘The View’ starting in September,” Barbara Walters said in a statement. “Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous.” For her part, McCarthy said, “I’m beyond thrilled to be joining Barbara and the other amazing women at the table. I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter.”

Are those hot topics whether or not you should vaccinate your children? McCarthy has claimed that vaccines cause autism to such mainstream news organizations as “Larry King Live” and  “Frontline,” and she has worked as a spokesperson for various fringe anti-vaccination groups.  There is absolutely no scientific evidence that vaccines — which keep our children from succumbing to terrible diseases and protect our littlest ones from certain death — cause autism.

Her stance is extremely dangerous for the wellbeing of our children and society as a whole. It is my sincere hope that “The View” explicitly states in her contract that she is not allowed to spew her anti-science lies on broadcast television. Shame on Barbara Walters, a true journalist, for giving this fearmongering nitwit a microphone.

 

 

 


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  1. I completely agree. McCarthy should not be voicing her opinions with non-proven facts about science and children’s health. Especially on such a wide viewership platform.

    • Unless you have a child with autism you have NO RIGHT to call Jenny McCarthy’s feelings about what caused her own sons autism invalid. I don’t care that there is no science behind it. Until you watch your perfectly normal son suddenly become autistic, you have no idea what you will believe or what you’ll preach. If she felt her son changed after vaccinations then I damn well going to respect the mother of an autistic child’s intuition over some gossip columnists opinion. Science can’t explain at all what causes Autism, so how can it explain what doesn’t??

      I’m not saying that I believe that vaccinations are definitely the cause, I’m just saying that you calling her a “nitwit” for her beliefs makes you an even bigger one. You have no idea what kind of struggles that women goes through everyday.