Thank Jim Kirk of Chicago Sun Times for Hiring Best Selling Author Jenny McCarthy
Posted Nov 01 2012 12:00am
Last week Every Child By Two asked the Chicago Sun Times newspaper to remove Jenny McCarthy's parenting column because of her pro-vaccine-safety stance. JB Handley wrote about ECBT yesterday, you can read his post Every Child By Two: A Frozen Caveman Pharma Front Group . We invite you to email Mr. Jim Kirk (feel free to use the letter below) to thank hm for hiring Ms. McCarthy and show your support for his newspaper.
I am writing in regard to “Every Child By Two’s” campaign
asking “parent advocates” to write to you and request that actress/author Jenny
McCarthy not be allowed to have a column in your newspaper.
Every Child By Two (ECBT) is primarily funded by vaccine
makers whose products have fallen under criticism for inadequate safety by Ms.
McCarthy. In 2010 (the most recent year
for which funding information is available), Wyeth vaccines provided $307,000 to ECBT and Sanofi Vaccines provided
ECBT with $245,171. Furthermore, ECBT’s
board members include Dr. Paul Offit – vaccine industry spokesman and
co-inventor of the Rotavirus vaccine that has been estimated to have earned him
in excess of $10 million.
These funding sources were not disclosed in ECBT’s letter
urging the media’s censorship of Ms. McCarthy.
Instead, ECBT presents itself as an unbiased public service
ECBT’s states on its home page:
“11,000 children are born every day. We must vaccinate all
of them on time.”
This statement is an example of ECBT’s disregard of the
established medical fact that all individuals are not tolerant of all
pharmaceutical products. The federal government has compensated families over
$2 billion for vaccine injuries and deaths, and thousands of Americans have
reported serious adverse affects to VAERS (the government’s Vaccine Adverse
Event Reporting System).
In her letter, ECBT’s Amy Pisani misleads readers by
attributing whooping cough outbreaks to unvaccinated children; however, the
director for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC stated in July “We
know there are places around the country where there are large numbers of
people who aren't vaccinated. However, we don't think those exemptors are
driving this current wave." Her letter contained other errors of fact.
If Ms. McCarthy and others whose children have experienced
serious vaccine reactions are silenced in the media, then the pubic interest is
not being served. Thank you for inviting Ms. McCarthy to write for your
newspaper. If the $34 billion vaccine
industry has nothing to hide, then what’s written about its products will not
threaten industry revenues.