Update: Chicago Sun-Times Tells Me That Jenny McCarthy Will Never Write About Vaccinations

I just heard back from the Chicago Sun-Times regarding newly-hired columnist and anti-vaccination proponent Jenny McCarthy.

Jenny McCarthy (image via Splash)

Here is their statement (via email):

“Jenny McCarthy has signed on to share her special brand of humor with fans through her Splash column and daily blog. As our readers know, Jenny’s contributions are lifestyle focused and light-hearted. The vision for the column is not medical advice, therefore medical topics, like vaccination, are not within the scope of the column and will not be addressed.

Good to hear.

Now let’s see if that’s still the “vision” months from now after this initial furor has died down.

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