Oprah Winfrey (I won’t refer to her by just “Oprah;” one-name status is reserved for Dylan, Miles, Stravinsky, Joyce, and others who will be remembered by history.) has chosen to sign Jenny McCarthy for a talk show deal. It’s not something that anyone should care about — after all, what’s another show in the vast glut of daytime blathering?
Unfortunately, we have to care beacuse McCarthy will certainly use her show as a bully pulpit for her anti-vaccination crusade. How do you take down someone with a huge captive audience? With scathing, merciless humor. Read Dan O’Brien’s blog post on Cracked.com (What ten-year-old boy ever expected Cracked to be a source of relevant media commentary?) and pass on the message: Don’t listen to Jenny McCarthy.