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 ABC TV’s Hiring of Jenny McCarthy for “The View”

Selected Mainstream Media Coverage
July 9, 2013 – July 18, 2013
On July 15, 2013, award winning broadcast journalist Barbara Walters, co-creator and producer of ABC-TV’s popular daytime women’s talk show ‘The View” announced that celebrity Jenny McCarthy would be joining the show as a co-host starting Sept. 9, 2013.
 
 
Following is a selected list of articles published in mainstream media outlets both before and after that public announcement. The views expressed in these media articles is the subject of a July 23, 2013 referenced commentary by Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). 
 
July 9 – July 11
 
Phil Plait. The View of Jenny McCarthy. Slate July 9, 2013. Phil Plait BIO.
 
Mary Elizabeth Williams. Don’t Put Jenny McCarthy on ‘The View.’ Salon.com July 11, 2013. Mary Elizabeth Williams BIO.  
 
 
July 15
 
 
Ronald Bailey.ABC Shouldn’t Give McCarthy Platform. USA Today July 15, 2013. Ronald Bailey BIO.   
 
 
 
 
 
July 16
 
Paul Thornton. Jenny McCarthy – Dangerous At Any Volume. Los Angeles Times July 16, 2013. Paul Thornton BIO.
 
 
Michael Specter. Jenny McCarthy’s Dangerous Views. New Yorker July 16, 2013. Michael Specter BIO. 
 
 
 
 
Brendan Nyhan. When ‘He Said,’ ‘She Said’ is Dangerous. Columbia Journalism Review July 16, 2013. Brendan Nyhan BIO.
 
 
 
 
Susan Brink. One Thing We Know About Autism: Vaccines Aren’t to Blame. National Geographic July 16, 2013. Susan Brink BIO.
 
 
 
 
 
July 17 - 18
 
 Margaret Sullivan. Just the Facts, No False Balance Wanted Here. New York Times July 17, 2013. Margaret Sullivan BIO.
David M. Perry.  Jenny McCarthy and Fear-Based Parenting. CNN July 17, 2013.David Perry BIO.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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