The shameless and lamentable decision on the part of ABC to hire Jenny McCarthy as one of its co-hosts for the daytime talk show The View has, once again, brought the topic of vaccines and autism
Crosby’s labyrinth, or why I couldn’t stop myself from replying to the vaccine conspiracy theorist to end all conspiracy theorists.
Earlier today, Jake Crosby posted this comment on one of my recent posts about Jenny McCarthy. (For those of you lucky enough not to know who Jake Crosby is, here’s his entry in the Encyclopedia
Note: Earlier today, Jenny McCarthy was officially named as a new co-host of the popular daytime talk show The View. As many people have already noted, this is an extremely unfortunate move on ABC’s part: It’s giving the network’s
Note: Earlier today, . As many people have already noted, this is an extremely unfortunate move on ABC’s part: It’s giving the network’s imprimatur to someone who has worked, methodically and relentlessly, to undermine public health.
TLC’s vaccine misinformation piece vanishes into the ether. Do they owe readers an explanation? (Also: Chicago Sun-Times endorsement of anti-vaccine conference remains online.) UPDATED
See bottom of post for update. On Tuesday, TLC posted “Why shouldn’t we vaccinate our children,” which was one of the all-time worst pieces written about vaccines. It had outright falsehoods and oodles of misleading
UPDATE: Sun-Times endorsement of autism quackfest remains online even after editor claims it was “incorrect”
See the bottom of this post for an update on the Sun-Times‘s “proud support” of AutismOne. On Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times published a fawning, credulous Q&A with Jenny McCarthy, who has been more responsible than
More media stupidity: Chicago Sun-Times runs propaganda piece for Jenny McCarthy’s anti-vaccine conference
UPDATE, May 21, 7pm: See this post for an update on the Sun-Times‘s “proud support” of AutismOne. On Sunday, in honor of Mother’s Day, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a puff piece on native daughter Jenny
It’s been almost four years since I began work researching and reporting on autism. The bulk of that work was focused on my book The Panic Virus, which examines the spurious fears over a connection
When I launched my Panic Virus blog on my own site back in December 2010, the second piece I posted was titled “The Huffington Post: Featuring bad science, facile reasoning since 2005.” The takeaway of
Washington State joins Maryland in suspending license of doc who chemically castrates autistic children
On Friday, public health officials in Washington State followed steps taken by Maryland last month and suspended Mark Geier’s license to practice medicine. Geier and his son David are popular in anti-vaccine circles for their