March 17, 2014 |
Jenny McCarthy has learned the hard way that Twitter can be a dose of bitter medicine. On Thursday, "The View" co-host posed a seemingly innocuous question to her 1.1 million followers on Twitter: " What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate? Reply using #JennyAsks . " The former Playboy model and co-host of the '90s MTV dating show "Singled Out" has been one of the most outspoken celebrity advocates of a debunked theory linking childhood vaccines with autism.
December 12, 2013 |
Julie Chen and Sharon Osborne went on Howard Stern's satellite radio show on Wednesday to discuss their CBS morning show, "The Talk. " But things soon turned to the prospect that "The Talk," which has been on the air since only 2010, would soon surpass its ABC forerunner, "The View," in the ratings. And that naturally prompted Stern to ask Chen and Osborne point-blank if it was a mistake for "The View" to have hired Jenny McCarthy as a panelist. Chen surprisingly answered yes. But then she went on to explain her thinking.
October 15, 2013 |
Health experts already didn't like the fact that Jenny McCarthy got a job on "The View. " Now comes word that ordinary viewers don't like her either. McCarthy, the former Playboy model who joined ABC's morning chatfest this year, is proving more polarizing than Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the outspoken former panelist who left to join Fox News, according to Radar. The report says the producers are scrutinizing data about audience preferences and that McCarthy's job is "in jeopardy.
September 9, 2013 |
Those watching Jenny McCarthy's debut on ABC's "The View" this morning should keep in mind one thing: She's not qualified in the least to give you advice on vaccinating your children. McCarthy, the model and TV personality who moonlights as the anti-vaccine movement's most influential (read: dangerous) voice, sells plenty of books , speaks passionately about parenting and cracks off-color jokes. She also peddles the discredited , poisonous claims that the way we vaccinate our children against the diseases that were once regular killers of children places our young ones at greater risk of developing autism -- the kind of conspiracy theorizing that will draw only more eyeballs.
July 16, 2013 |
Thanks, ABC and Jenny McCarthy, for making it more likely that today's coddled children will get a taste of the character-building hardship our grandparents endured. Kids these days, they've had it so easy for so long, but they may finally get a dose of some old-world misery -- in the form of polio, whooping cough or smallpox. As a new parent (of twins!), I won't have any of it. You've probably learned by now that McCarthy will occupy a regular seat on the morning talk show "The View" starting in September, presumably bringing along her noxious anti-vaccine convictions . And for those who expect McCarthy's producers and co-hosts to tighten the reins when she spouts dangerous misinformation, take a hint from the no-so-subtle title of the show and put those expectations to rest.
July 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Less than a week after Elisabeth Hasselbeck said her goodbyes after 10 years on "The View," another divisive blond has joined the daytime talk show. On Monday, Barbara Walters confirmed the rumors that Playboy model-turned-anti-vaccine-crusader Jenny McCarthy would officially become a co-host on "The View" when it launches its 17th season on Sept. 9. "We love her because she's fun and uninhibited and opinionated enough to help us begin the latest chapter in 'The View' history," Walters said on the air of McCarthy, who has made 17 appearances on the show, including eight as a guest co-host.