McCarthygeddon begins

1 Apr

Only yesterday Orac warned people of the upcoming wave of stupid about to break over us all. His only mistake in my view was confining it to the US.

Well today the wave breaks. In an interview with Time described by that publication as:

McCarthy and TIME science editor Jeffrey Kluger sparred over the causes of autism and the safety of vaccines…

Ihave to say that if this is sparring then I hope Mr Kluger decided against boxing as a sporting hobby. He all but rolls over and allows McCarthy to tickle his belly.

Theres a bellyfull of the usual facepalm inducing idiocy of course but also chilling warning about how far these antivaxxers are prepared to go:

I do believe sadly it’s going to take some diseases coming back to realize that we need to change and develop vaccines that are safe. If the vaccine companies are not listening to us, it’s their f—ing fault that the diseases are coming back. They’re making a product that’s s—. If you give us a safe vaccine, we’ll use it. It shouldn’t be polio versus autism.

Thats right, Jenny is quite prepared to go for a Polio epidemic in the name of her unscientific cause. And who’s fault will it be? Why the people who make the vaccine that helps prevent Polio of course! And why? Because Google Phd McCarthy – the woman who used to think she was an Indigo and her son a Crystal Child in communication with an alien – believes that vaccines cause autism. Of course the lack of any reputable scientific evidence tends to indicate she might just be in error but y’know why let a little thing like accuracy get in the way of a body count?

Time out Jenny, you’re getting scarier and scarier.

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7 Responses to “McCarthygeddon begins”

  1. Gusfoo April 1, 2009 at 13:52 #

    Aaaiiiiiieeeeeee! The stupid! It burns!

  2. notime4idiots April 1, 2009 at 14:04 #

    Why do these people insist on making up new names for these things?
    If there is a genuine increase in autism then they are children with autism – not crystal children, or “shadows”. How is that any different to using lables like retard?

    They are people!

  3. Jeanette April 1, 2009 at 14:15 #

    Jenny McCarthy is a huge joke…she preaches against toxins, yet has not problem filling her face with Botox. Talk about contradiction.
    My pet peeve with Jenny is that she can never tell the truth.
    In one interview she states that her child goes to a mainstream school. What she doesn’t tell you is that the school is in her house and he is the ONLY student. How the heck is that Mainstream?
    Jenny McCarthy has single-handedly made it difficult for parent’s like myself to get the needed services for my children.
    I would love to spar with her…but, one of us would have a black eye when we were done.
    Psssttt…my brother was a golden gloves champion, so I know boxing…

  4. Patrick April 2, 2009 at 16:45 #

    There was already a resurgence of Polio reported in the news recently somewhere in Africa. It was caused by people refusing vaccinations for some other conspiracy theory reason (i.e. mass sterilization.) I think it is very insensitive for her to make comments comparing the very debilitating paralysis and death that can result from polio with the somewhat milder problems autistic spectrum people deal with.

    I have serious problems that need support, and I’m not getting it in part because of the way many of the ‘advocates’ want to go and accomplish their goal, instead of asking US what would help.

  5. Ed April 2, 2009 at 18:55 #

    It’s a wonder such unqualified sources are even granted an audience to express themselves on these matters based on celebrity status.

  6. Juan esteban April 3, 2009 at 13:01 #

    It is true that much money is spent for health information, but it is also quite true that so far no will find the cure for terrible diseases and quickly became generalized in our body, it calls on the authorities to better distribution of this money because it is spending so far in vain, I have friends who suffer from cancer, HIV, Alzheimer’s, and so far we can not find any solution to the disease, only the medicines in vicodin to control their pain, but until you take the same? actually there will be some day, the cure? Please have to be sensible and remember that nobody is free from disease and therefore it is important for everyone.

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