The View


Let the controversy begin. The View has hired Jenny McCarthy to be a host.  Her views against vaccinating children are legend and now she has a grand pulpit to do some more damage.” This from a recent USA Today piece:

Jenny McCarthy’s unfounded claims about the dangers of vaccines has been one of the greatest impediments to efforts to vaccinate children in recent decades,” says Amy Pisani, the executive director of Every Child by Two, an international vaccination group co-founded by former first lady Rosalynn Carter. The group wrote to The View producer Barbara Walters last week seeking to keep McCarthy off the show.

This is going to get interesting.  My pediatrician friends (especially the ones who do a lot of media work) are going to go crazy with this one!  Where’s the popcorn?

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  5 comments for “The View

  1. Frank Rubino
    July 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    ABC has replaced Barbara Walers, a highly educated very talented woman with a beautiful uneducated Playboy Bunny. It deminishes my esteem for Ms Walters since I believe she is the executive producer of the program.

  2. George Voigtlander
    July 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Everyone is allowed an opinion, even one based on ignorance. Giving her a forum for her dangerous and unfounded views is irresponsible. If she is allowed to be on The View there should be a prominent disclaimer that her opinions are solely that, opinions. The name of the show should be changed to The Unfounded Opinion.

  3. Marlene Sell
    July 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    There is a Dr. Winer on the radio every Sat. morning and people call in with questions. He is a chiropractor and agrees that vaccinations of children do more harm than good. He makes a lot of sense. If kids aren’t allowed in school if not vaccinated (untrue-but most people belive this) then they don’t have much faith in the vaccinationed kids to be protected from the kids that haven’t been vaccinated. Why don’t you check this guy out?

    • Doug Farrago
      July 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      Yeah, he sounds like an idiot. How often to chiros deal with or get trained in vaccines? Exactly. It’s not that they “don’t have much faith in the vaccinated kids to be protected”, it’s just that you are screwing with the numbers game of herd immunity. Just wait until Polio hits again.

  4. Pat
    July 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Now now, she’ll be just as serious and credible as any other member of that hen party.

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