Jenny McCarthy is back in the news. It appears that The View is not renewing her contract. In fact, there seems to be quite a shakeup at The View with many people leaving.
Jenny McCarthy is responding to this news, discussing fellow View host Sherri Shephard as picked up by Fox News.
“If Sherri goes … I go too,” McCarthy tweeted Thursday from her verified account, adding “#sisters,” followed by another tweet: “My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.”
Interesting spin there–instead of being released, she’s framing it as Jenny McCarthy, ready to take a stand and quit her job for her “sister”. Right. One thing I’ve learned over the years watching Jenny McCarthy, she’s good at spinning things to make herself look good.
She’s been a bit of a chameleon when it comes to her opinions. When it comes to autism, she started out with a new-age type “indigo child” approach. Then she took on the “vaccines cause autism” thing, which really catapulted her back into the public eye. Then the vaccine thing became a liability and she got quiet, finally posting an op-ed distancing herself from her previous views*. And, now, we see that the “View” she’s had for the past year was, well, just for “The View”. New job, new View. Will that involve autism, vaccines or something new? We don’t know. We just know that leaving the show means she can change her views.
Same old Jenny.
By Matt Carey
*Jenny McCarthy in her op-ed:
“I’ve never told anyone to not vaccinate.”
I don’t know if that’s true or not. I know she fueled a movement away from vaccines. For example, she wrote on Oprah Winfrey’s website in 2007, “But if I had another child, I would not vaccinate.” Yep, she has technical truth. She didn’t say, “you don’t vaccinate”. She just put herself out there as a leader of a community and said, “I won’t vaccinate”.
You know what word you won’t find in her Op-Ed? Autism. She doesn’t even approach the question that made her famous and that put so much fear in parents. It’s a very politically crafted article, in my opinion.
Jenny McCarthy on Larry King Live:
We’re scared. I mean moms and pregnant women are coming up to me on the street going, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do. And I don’t know what to tell them, because I am surely not going to tell anyone to vaccinate. But if I had another child, there’s no way in hell.
She won’t tell someone *not* to vaccinate, but she “surely” won’t tell some one to vaccinate.
And later on Larry King Live
KING: Isn’t the problem here, Jenny, that people sometimes listen with one ear are going to panic. And not vaccine at all?
MCCARTHY: Probably. But guess what? It’s not my fault. The reason why they’re not vaccinating is because the vaccines are not safe. Make a better product and then parents will vaccinate.
Right. She gives people incorrect information about the safety of vaccines, they get scared and don’t vaccinate, but it’s not her fault because she’s on record saying (but not acting) she’s pro vaccine.
Another time on Larry King Live
MCCARTHY: We get that they’re saving lives, but the increase is ridiculous, you guys. Look, it’s plain and simple. It’s bull (EXPLETIVE DELETED).
KARP: No, it’s not.
MCCARTHY: Too many shots too soon.
MCCARTHY: My son died in front of me due to a vaccine injury. And there are many — every week I get a picture of a dead child.
KING: You lost a son?
MCCARTHY: Evan died in front of me for two minutes, cardiac arrest. Every week, I get a picture sent to me of a child that died following a vaccination.
What are parents supposed to think when they hear her say that vaccines kill, and that there are “too many, too soon”? Seriously, if there are “too many” vaccines, are parents supposed to say, “Jenny McCarthy is pro-vaccine. I’ll vaccinate my kid!” Too many means some vaccines shouldn’t be given which means, don’t vaccinate with those vaccines.
But, Jenny McCarthy doesn’t want you to think that’s what she said.