The Anti-Vaccine Movement Should Be Ridiculed, Because Shame Works

The best way to win a debate is to present your facts in a clear, respectful way. When that doesn't work, another option is incessant ridicule. Here's why we have to use shame if we want to stop the anti-vaccine movement. » 2/06/15 2:05pm 2/06/15 2:05pm

Notorious anti-vaccination crusader Jenny McCarthy will have a new platform to air her destructive, unscientific opinions on The View, and the Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait is horrified. » 7/15/13 11:33am 7/15/13 11:33am

Gawker Book Club: Seth Mnookin's The Panic Virus

Our latest iteration of the Gawker Book Club features The Panic Virus, a forensic and infuriating account of the genesis and spread of the vaccines-cause-autism meme by Vanity Fair contributor and Gawker pal Seth Mnookin. » 1/14/11 10:19am 1/14/11 10:19am

Chuck, Meet Your New Neighbors

As if Nicole Richie's (surprisingly not bad) guest appearance wasn't bad enough, NBC's Chuck » 11/01/08 6:00am 11/01/08 6:00am is about to be overrun with more stunt casting as Jenny McCarthy and Andy Richter step into the show to play a suburban couple who may or may not have a spy-esque past. Spoilers for the unexpected team-up of the year - well,…