Thursday, 21 May 2009

What should Jenny do?

Pharyngula pointed out a section of Oprah/Harpo's site that is asking for submissions - ideas for Jenny McCarthy's talk-show.

Here's the request: (note the bad grammar)

You've seen it all over the news...Jenny McCarthy, one of America's funniest and coolest moms and Harpo is giving her, her own show.

Here is where YOU come in.

What would you like to see featured on Jenny's show? What would you like for her to talk about? What are you and your friends buzzing about?

Any topics you'd like for her to tackle? Are there any questions that you have -- that you would love for her to answer?

If so -- we definitely want to hear from you!

Write to us and tell us exactly what you'd like to see Jenny do.

Here's my suggestion:

Firstly, I would like to point out that this sentence: 'You've seen it all over the news...Jenny McCarthy, one of America's funniest and coolest moms and Harpo is giving her, her own show.' makes absolutely no grammatical sense. For such a large, well known, world-wide corporation, this is indefensible.

Secondly, I don't think Jenny McCarthy should have a program in the first place. However, if you are insisting that she does, here are a few ideas for her:

1. She should talk to real scientists and doctors, learning as much as she can about the scientific and medical practice. Hopefully, this will either A; help her to understand something she has so far shown she does not and B; shut her up – thence preventing her from spouting her un-scientific views about vaccination.

2. Invite families of children who have died or become seriously ill, because of a lack of herd immunity in their areas, on to her show, so she can tell them exactly why she thinks vaccines are dangerous. Maybe she’ll have her eyes opened.

3. Invite families of autistic children and adults on to her show – those who have autism despite not being vaccinated and those who are autistic and over the age of forty. According to McCarthy, there are no autistics over forty, because the vaccines are what started autism. Let’s prove her wrong, definitively.

Oprah, Harpo, do not give this woman TV time. She has no idea what she is talking about, little to no understanding of the issues she talks about and she is contributing to a much larger problem. Instead, find someone more worthy – someone with an interesting life, someone who knows the ins-and-outs of reality, someone who will not convince millions of credulous viewers that vaccinating their children is a bad idea. Because, really, she’s on TV – she can’t be wrong, can she?

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