Jenny McCarthy on Oprah Discussing Vaccines and Autism

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007: Jenny McCarthy, actress and author of a new book, appeared on today’s Oprah television program, along with Holly Robinson Peete, wife of football superstar Rodney Peete. News of the broadcast is spreading quickly, and posts in the blogosphere are appearing faster than you can say… thiomerisol.

The first related Oprah Autism post I stumbled upon was authored by Barbara Fischkin ( An Autism Mother Rages: Oprah Winfrey’s Historic Autism Program ) and it appears on today’s Huffington Post, one of the world’s most popular blogs.

According to Barbara, this was not just another show on autism, it was a broadcast which every parent who has an autistic child can use as a guide. Barbara hopes some philanthropist will help to provide millions of copies of the broadcast, handing them out like samples for physicians to pass on to their patients. She suggests the approach would be like handing out pharmaceuticals, except that the only side effect would be outrage.

A second post comes from the featured blog section of the Chicago Tribune and it is authored by Julie Deardorff. The article titled Today’s Oprah: Jenny McCarthy on Autism opens with a sentence suggesting that parents of autistic children that have been trying to publicize a biomedical treatment approach have gotten exactly what they’ve been looking for, a celebrity. The blog post was submitted before the show aired, and it mentioned that McCarthy was a former Playboy Playmate of the Year. The article features some submissions from parents of autistic children.

Another blog post comes from the Daily Blabber, a celebrity gossip blog at iVillage. The post, Jenny McCarthy Talks Autism on Oprah, features a photo of McCarthy and talks about Jenny first revealing her son Evan was autistic on the program The View.

After that we have the Celebrity Baby Blog with a title that includes both Jenny McCarty and Holly Robinson Peete discussing their battles with autism on Oprah. This blog post features many quotes directly from the program, such as “I open the door and run to his crib and I find him in his crib, convulsing, struggling to breathe, his eyeballs rolled to the back of his head. I picked him up and I started screaming at the top of my lungs…the paramedics came, and it took about 20 minutes for the seizure to stop.” Be sure to visit the Celebrity Baby Blog post to view all the related quotes.

The story is also in today’s online version of People Magazine. Wow, I’m just discovering all these posts while preparing this article, the list is continuing to grow. The People article, Jenny McCarthy Opens Up About Her Autistic Son, authored by Stephen Silverman, mentions the title of Jenny’s new book, Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism.

Many articles appearing on traditional news web sites, are removed after 30 days. If that’s the case for any of the above articles, you can use the following links and perform a Jenny McCarthy Blogosphere Autism Search or a Jenny McCarthy Autism news related search.

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