"Homicidal Maniac" Jenny McCarthy to Host The ViewSubmitted by fightapathy on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 13:55
Super-sexy sex-pot Jenny McCarthy dared to question paid-for scientific consensus, and apparently that makes her worse than Adolf Hitler, and ABC is equally vile for giving her a spotlight.
From Kate Giantis:
Jenny McCarthy isn't a doctor. She doesn't even play one on TV. But the Playboy-posing blonde has waged a detrimental, years-long crusade against childhood vaccinations, and now many are worried that her new national platform on ABC's "The View" will only do more damage.
"I think a network hiring a homicidal maniac, giving her a forum in front of people who have young children and are impressionable, is the most irresponsible thing I've heard of in a long time," New Yorker writer Michael Specter rants to the Los Angeles Times. "She's very dangerous. It's unfortunate that in our society, scientific evidence is now just taken as some other point of view."
Specter, the author of "Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives," believes that the recent increases in preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough are "directly attributable" to "people like McCarthy."
And he's not alone.
"Congrats ABC for hiring vaccine crank Jenny McCarthy for her 'outrageous... fresh POV,' [because] actual medical science is so stale and dull," fumes Time magazine TV critic James Poniewozik, who took issue with Barbara Walters' statement that Jenny "can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view."
So, I suppose the REAL question is: How much does big pharma pay Poniewozik and Specter to trash their critics?