So I found this website.
I haven’t given a second thought to class-A anti-vaccine nut-job Jenny McCarthy in years. And I don’t watch The View *shudder*.
But then a long-time Cranquistador, magwi, wrote to me about McCarthy’s recent connection to The View (as a new member/host/symbiote/whatever?), and I decided to put this out there:
Hi Dr. Cranquis,
As you may have heard, Jenny McCarthy has been named as a new member of the cast of The View. I find the idea that she will be given such a visible platform from which to spout her anti-vaccine nonsense rather frightening. I’m asking pretty much everyone I know to tell ABC that they oppose the choice and urge them to reconsider. It occurred to me that you “know” a lot more people than I do, and given your clear anti-nonsense positions, that you might agree to use your powers for good and ask your followers to tell ABC what’s up. I’ve included the link to the ABC comments page, and the text that I used in my comment. I understand if you don’t want to get involved in the drama, but I figured it was worth the chance to ask.
My comment for those who would rather copy-paste than write their own:
"I was disappointed to hear that Jenny McCarthy has been hired to join the cast of The View. Her vocal anti-vaccine advocacy is not based in fact, and has contributed to an increase in the number of preventable illnesses and deaths in this nation. Granting her such a visible position on your network represents a tacit acceptance of her dangerous views, and allows her a daily platform to spread these false and profoundly harmful beliefs. I urge you to reconsider."
Do with this what you will, internet. I have faith in you.