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.
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.
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.