Michael Specter writes about Jenny McCarthy’s new gig on The View for The New Yorker:
Executives at ABC should be ashamed of themselves for offering McCarthy a regular platform on which she can peddle denialism and fear to the parents of young children who may have legitimate questions about vaccine safety. Presumably, those executives have decided that the revenues Jenny McCarthy might generate are worth more than the truth. That’s their right. But it’s a strike against reason and progress and hope. That is a cost that the network won’t be able to afford for long, and neither will the rest of us.
As a husband of a pediatrician, I can verify McCarthy’s (crazed) words have real reach with the parents of children who need these vaccines.