Both article and comments are written by fools. THe usual blather about "doctors and scientists have come to the consensus that vaccines DON'T cause autism!" when doctors and science actually have NOT come to that consensus.
I wonder how those commenters would react if they knew that vaccines have caused thousands of cases of seizures leading to brain damage, as well as severe autoimmune disorders, paralysis, and death?
I was just reading another incredibly rude article: http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/jenny-mccarthy-joins--the-view--and-instantly-sparks-outrage-223044549.html
I for one am thrilled to see the media giving someone who isn't on the "majority opinion" the opportunity to have this job. Even if she never talks about vaccines (let's be honest, there's probably something in her contract forbidding it!), it's a huge step for those of us who feel like we have to hide because we don't follow the leader.
I, for one, can't help but wonder if she was hired as a puppet for the industry to blast nonvaxers, and using her is a good starting off point, quietly at first of course...sooner or later, it will be mass media hysteria at it's best. I, for one, will be following this, as it is sure to fire up the controversy surrounding exemption issues relating to laws and changing those laws even more than now/disease rates of infection going up/nonvaxing spreading illness/even accusing parents of listening to her and not vaxing because of what she herself, had to say on the issue. Yes, folks, sit back, and watch this debacle unfold before your eyes in the next few months, esp with school starting up, and the push for 'getting updated for school regs'.
OMG, favorite quote from this article:
"This is my 40th year at my teaching hospital," Marcuse, the pediatrician specializing in public health and immunizations, wrote in an email. "Today's trainees can graduate without ever seeing measles, rubella, mumps or even chickenpox. I no longer give talks about bacterial meningitis or epiglottitis."
So basically BECAUSE no one talks about it/learns about it today, it has the illusion of being scary since they haven't the first clue what to do when they DO see it! Way to take us 2 steps back in medical discoveries. And they have to nerve to say we're clueless for what we choose to do.
Jenny McC has some amazing super powers. After all, she managed to convince me to not vaxx my kids more than 9 years before she started speaking out, before her son was even born. I mean, why else would anyone choose not to vaxx right?
But seriously, she is nothing more than a scapegoat for their inability to sit down and have an actual conversation about the real issues with regards to vaxxes. It is far easier for them to blame the "blond bimbo" and accuse her of subverting the masses, then it is for them to own the fact that parents have serious concerns and want real answers.
oh really? i see it more of an opportunity for pharma to spread lies even more easily around. Suddenly, now everything vax related in the news is connected to Jenny....like i said earlier, sit back, and watch this debacle unfold before your eyes.
I also think it's pretty harsh that her child suffered from SOMETHING yet no one wants to pony up - they'd just assume bash her and criticize rather than offer help or insight. Way to make someone's life - who's already been through a lot - that much more difficult always having to defend herself. No one in the pharm world ever defends themselves. It's all bickering and attempts to discredit, no actual sharing of information. I had a major rant about this on FB last night and got no responses, I think I scared people haha!
Reviewing 29 articles published in major print and broadcast media outlets between July 9 and July 18, 20132 with 19 of them written by males, it became obvious that some of them are really upset about “blonde” girls expressing politically incorrect opinions about vaccine side effects, a topic that has become the biggest taboo talk in America. Several media outlets used her gender to take the first punch with headlines such as “Putting Jenny McCarthy on the View: Good Sex Over Bad Science”3 and “ View’ Host Jenny McCarthy’s Vaccine-Autism Claims: Beauty vs. Science.”4
Apparently the City of Toronto needed to get in on the act
Without ticking off individual Torontonians (many of whom I am sure are lovely people) there is a reason a lot of Canada thinks the government of Toronto is filled with pompous, Toronto-centric windbags (did I just say that?)
and for fun:
(I can post it!! I am Canadian )
My position on the whole Jenny thing is that there is so much utter junk on tv right now and this is what people are getting all worked up about? Why aren't Survivor and The Bachelor, and oh I don't know...The View itself, causing people to be outraged that the public is being subjected to such mindless drivel? America's Next Top Model Cycle 768672 gets a pass, but OMG Jenny McCarthy on The View is unacceptable. I'd wager that the outright mindless programming on television right now harms the world more than Jenny does.