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Oprah taps Jenny McCarthy for talk show and blog

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The Chicago media giant who has previously graced us with Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray is adding to her actively irritating stable Jenny McCarthy, the south side native, former Playboy model, and, um, comedienne. It fits the Harpo theme, which is "people who magically exacerbate my social anxiety through the television."

Her blog has three entries so far, which are all slightly terrifying stream-of-consciousness food paranoia, though the upshot is the remote possibility of a Ray-McCarthy food throwdown, which would make the View's most entertaining blowups look like Charlie Rose. Via Pandagon, where Amanda Marcotte discusses McCarthy's unfortunate antivaccine crusade. More from Orac, who fears that sufficient antivaccination momentum could actually bring measles back. The small, decade-old study that really kicked off the movement is back in hot water.

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