I’ll pass on taking any parenting advice from “Ask Jenny” (Updated: No medical topics?)

Why would I trust ANYTHING Jenny McCarthy says? She’s a big-mouthed actress that had a kid. That’s her qualifications?


As she nears her 40th birthday on Nov. 1, she’s going from being the news to making the news: McCarthy has signed on to be a six-times-a-week Splash columnist, a new platform that she hopes to make the anchor of a multimedia career based in Chicago. Starting immediately, McCarthy will debut a cheeky weekly advice column called “Ask Jenny” inside the Splash print edition, as well as a Monday-through-Friday blog on the Splash website about her life as a single mom.

Maybe we should ask Jenny about photo shoots. And going on talk shows. And how to yell BULLSHIT! louder than doctors can talk over. Because that’s what a life of a single mom is like.

Advice columns by unqualified people are a dumb idea. (How does having one kid make you an expert in parenting?) In her case, I hope it won’t end up a dangerous idea. If you don’t know her wacky history of spouting utter nonsense about Indigo children, Green our Vaccines and more, you’ve missed the real story. See “more” below.


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UPDATE (26-Oct-2012) Hemant Mehta contacted the Chicago Sun Times and asked what’s going on. They said that her column is not about medical topics so medical topics, like vaccinations, will not be included. Two problems with this. First, if parents listen to her in this outlet, she may have influences outside of this forum. Second, is someone going to police this so she doesn’t even suggest it? Will children’s health topics NEVER come up? I’m finding that hard to believe.

  2 comments for “I’ll pass on taking any parenting advice from “Ask Jenny” (Updated: No medical topics?)

  1. Neurotic K9
    October 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Perhaps she will give us all advice on how to enraged the lives of our children!

  2. David B.
    October 20, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of the editorial staff at the Sun-Times can be found here: http://www.suntimes.com/aboutus/contactus/index.html

    I suggest that at least those in the Chicago area contact the editors to let them know (nicely, of course) what they think of the Sun-Times giving a column to the horribly anti-scientific McCarthy.

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