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Jenny McCarthy infects Chicago

October 22, 2012 | By

Splash, a style magazine in Chicago, is reporting that they’ve hired Jenny McCarthy to be their new daily blogger. Yes, you read that right. But it gets better. And by better, I mean worse. Besides a daily blog, she’s being given a weekly advice column called "Ask Jenny", where, among other things, she will "tackle […]

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We are (temporarily) vaccinated against Jenny McCarthy

July 31, 2011 | By

A couple of years back, Oprah Winfrey offered notorious antivaxxer Jenny McCarthy her own show on Oprah’s health network. Needless to say, a lot of people were unhappy about this, including me. Ms. McCarthy’s ideas about health and medicine are not only demonstrably wrong, they are what I consider to be a public health threat. […]

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Doonesbury tackles McCarthyism

February 20, 2011 | By

The long-running comic strip Doonesbury does a lot of political humor of course, so it was no surprise he went after J. McCarthy today. After all, McCarthy used an environment of fear to terrify people into behaving contrary to their own best interests, ramping up an imaginary problem into a national concern, and putting thousands […]

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Getting sick of Jenny McCarthy

February 14, 2011 | By

How do you define irony? People getting sick at a fund raiser for Jenny McCarthy’s antivax organization. I’ll note that all the press for this has talked about how it was at the Playboy mansion, but missed the connection with McCarthy. Coincidence, surely, and seriously, my sympathies to the victims and I hope everyone recovers […]

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Measles comes back, McCarthy's revisionist history

May 26, 2010 | By

Two things vacciney: 1) While it’s not due to antivaxxers, it’s still important: measles is making a comeback across the world. According to the article, the lack of funding is making vaccines hard to come by in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and measles is very opportunistic. With the antivaxxers still spreading their lies in America, […]

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Jenny McCarthy still thinks vaccines cause autism

February 27, 2010 | By

The web is abuzz about an interview antivax activist and public health threat Jenny McCarthy did with Time magazine. A lot of folks seem to think that McCarthy is backtracking on her claims that vaccines cause autism. Let me be very clear: that simply isn’t true. McCarthy is still making the same debunked, discredited, and […]

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Jenny McCarthy: spreading more dangerous misinformation

July 6, 2009 | By

If you haven’t had your quota of shockingly wrong medical advice for the year yet, try watching this video by Dr. Jenny McCarthy, as she manages to squeeze about a metric ton of misinformation into a two-ounce package. [Update (July 6 2009): I checked this link last night, but in the meantime Generation Rescue — […]

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Smackdown of McCarthy on Larry King

April 7, 2009 | By

So "journalist" Larry King, friend of quacks, frauds, and antiscience peddlars everywhere, had Jenny McCarthy on his program the other day, and let her rant on about vaccines, autism, and loads of nonsense. I don’t have time (or the will power) to go through what she said step-by-step, by happily David Gorski did. He even […]

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Jenny McCarthy counts for something

April 2, 2009 | By

Regular readers know I am no fan of Jenny McCarthy. I have called her a public health risk here before, and I stand by that: her claim that vaccines cause (or contribute to) autism is nothing short of breathtakingly ridiculous. And I’m not the only one who knows this to be true. Medical doctors Orac […]

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Being Leary of McCarthyism

October 23, 2008 | By

Oh, my brain! It’s all asplodey! Dennis Leary is sometimes funny, but he can also be a serious jerk. It’s part of his schtick, but there are times… In a book he wrote, Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid, he says that some claims of autism are really […]

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