Bad Medicine

Putting Jenny McCarthy on The View is media malpractice

On July 15, ABC announced that Jenny McCarthy will start this fall as the new co-host of roundtable talk show The View. Producer (and soon-departing co-host) Barbara Walters praised McCarthy: "Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view."

"Fresh"? "Outrageous"? That's a nice way of putting it. McCarthy, a former Singled Out co-host, advice columnist and Playboy model, is telegenic, funny and outspoken. She's also the single most visible celebrity spokesperson for the discredited, literally dangerous belief that childhood vaccines...

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