Anti-Vaccination Fearmonger Jenny McCarthy Joins “The View”
Now I have another reason not to watch The View — they’ve hired one of the most notorious fear-mongering anti-science spokespeople of the insane anti-vaccination movement: Jenny McCarthy Joins ‘The View’.
“We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent co-host,” Walters says, adding McCarthy “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.”
Not everybody shared Walters’ delight. McCarthy, who has embraced the controversial claim that vaccinations cause autism, has drawn the ire of pro-immunization advocacy groups.
McCarthy’s “unfounded claims that vaccines cause autism have been one of the greatest impediments to public health in recent decades,” said Amy Pisani, executive director of one such group, Every Child By Two, in a letter to Walters and Geddie. “These false assertions, in addition to her condemnation of public health officials and the medical community overall, has spread fear among young parents, which has lead to an increased number of children who have not received life-saving vaccines.”