"You know the moon landings were ginned up on a Hollywood sound stage, right?"
"Hey, how come it's so hard to get the Truth out there about the 9/11 attacks being staged by the CIA/Mossad?"
"I don't know why they think I'm crazy; the aliens really did probe my anus."
We hear crap like this all the time, but these wackos never get ink in major media outlets because, well, they are so clearly paranoid and deranged. So why do we see a similarly paranoid, deranged person like Jenny McCarthy on the pages of Time magazine? Is it because she's more photogenic than most alien abductees? Is it because she doesn't live in her mom's basement with her cats and collection of tin-foil hats?
There's little else that separates McCarthy from these other obvious wackos. Look at this crazy-ass interview.
There was not much in Jenny McCarthy's early career as a Playboy model and MTV star to suggest that she would become a passionate advocate for family issues, children's health and autism awareness.
Uh, yep. That's true. It's not like she was a Playboy model with a degree from Michigan. She has never shown any evidence for latent scientific skills. Other than her degree from Google U., and her friendship with infectious disease promotion gurus, there's nothing to suggest that she would have anything useful to say about a major health issue. Meh, maybe she'll get lucky. Let's see.
Time: Your book points out that autism rates between 1983 and 2008 have climbed in lockstep with vaccination rates, yet childhood obesity, diabetes and even cell-phone use have soared since then, too. Why do you find causation in one and not the others?
JM: I'm not saying it's only the vaccines
Ugh. The obvious point being made by the reporter was that there was no more evidence that autism is caused by vaccines then by any other co-incident factor. Jenny took it to mean that maybe everything causes autism. Boy, is she dumb.
JM: Babies get the hepatitis B vaccine immediately after they're born and the only way for a newborn to contract that disease is if the mother is a carrier. Why not just screen the mother? Evan was handed to me pre-vaccinated with a Band-Aid on his foot.
This certainly falls into the realm of "not even wrong". First, vaccines aren't given in the heel. Blood is taken from the heel for natal screening of genetic disorders. Second, we don't vaccinate kids against Hep B to avoid maternal-fetal transmission. We vaccinate them because it is a reasonably common virus that can lead to liver failure and cancer. Exposure can happen any time, and the earlier a person contracts Hep B, the more likely they are to sicken and die from it.
Time: Most people who blame autism on vaccines point to the mercury in the shots, yet mercury has been removed from most vaccines and autism rates continue to climb.
Idiot: We don't believe it's only the mercury. Aluminum and other toxins also play a role. The viruses in the vaccines themselves can be causing it, too.
ZOMG!!! Not...TEH VIRUSEZ!!! Um, Jenny, look, science is hard. Some vaccines contain inactivated viruses, some contain only viral antigens (such as the Hep B vaccine), and some contain bacteria. None of these components cause autism, but all of them help the vaccinated person develop immunity to the disease.
But Jenny's stupidity is surpassed only by her heartless immorality:
Moron: 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.
That is f____ing evil. These vaccines work. The only thing an increase in vaccine-preventable disease will do for us is cause more of us to sicken and die and convince people who still have a working cerebral cortex that there was a reason we invented these things in the first place.
Time: And yet in many cases, vaccines have effectively eliminated diseases. Measles is among the top five killers in the world of children under 5 years old, yet it kills virtually no one in the U.S. thanks to vaccines.
Evil f___ing dumbass: People have the misconception that we want to eliminate vaccines. Please understand that we are not an antivaccine group. We are demanding safe vaccines. We want to reduce the schedule and reduce the toxins. If you ask a parent of an autistic child if they want the measles or the autism, we will stand in line for the f___ing measles.
Really? You want everyone to catch measles, possibly dying of encephalitis, to avoid an imaginary risk for a brain disorder that is sometimes devastating, sometimes mild?
It's time to start laughing this idiot out of the room. The mainstream media should start to ignore her, except to mock her. Education and mockery may be the only weapons we have left.