The Silence of the Media Whores

I have nothing against media whores, per se.

Kathy Griffin do what she gotta do to pay the bills.

Snookie is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame. The Situation actually appears to be making the most of the situation.

But then you have the kinds of media whores like Chris Mooney. The whores who deny their true selves and pretend they are actually contributing to society. A vapid little git, speaking out both sides of his mouth and throwing allies under the bus whenever it suits his whorish needs. Thus I suppose it didnt come to anyones surprise that a man who professes to care so much about feminism and evaluating women based on their minds and not their bodys actively chose to contribute an article to Playboy. And he could not pass up an opportunity to comment on the physical features of the woman gracing the cover, not on her vicious, life-long anti-scientific position of animal liberation, or even her hysterical cameo in ‘Borat':

Please note…if looking at the Pamela Anderson cover image makes you feel awe, wonder, or spirituality…you may need a type of care beyond anything that this blog can offer.

It looks like congratulations are in order yet again, Mr. Mooney! Youre a whore and a total asshole!

Whatever. Haters gonna hate. Mormons gonna morm. Whores gonna whore.

What I think is interesting, is when the media whores shut up.

If you offer Kathy Griffin, Snooky, The Situation, or Chris Mooney a chance to talk to the media– and not just local– but world-wide media, you bet your ass they are going to show up.

But 1994 Playmate of the Year and all-around media whore Jenny McCarthy has done something ‘uncharacteristic’ of media whores recently.

Everyone from sea-to-shining-sea-to-all-over-the-world has been wanting to know her opinion on the Andrew Wakefield expose. See, being anti-vax has been part of Jennys whore-bit for several years now (got her foot in the door by whoring her sons medical condition out for her own personal attention– classy lady), and a large part of her whore-act was her support of and appearances with Andrew Wakefield (you know, like the AutismOne conference, where this blogs most favoritest scientist Judy ‘The Bartender’ Mikovits also showed up to whore).

So what does she think now that her street-corner-buddy has been shown to be a complete fraud who has indirectly caused the deaths of real children?

Jenny is amazingly unavailable for comment.

A world connected by international cell phones, twitter, facebook, skype– A media whore is ‘unavailable for comment’.

The silence of a media whore tells you more than anything they could say.

EDIT at 6pm– WAIT WAIT! The television just told me Jennys gonna be on Oprah tomorrow to talk about… Her breakup with mid-1990s celebrity Jim Carrey. Well thank goodness! I was concerned shed been kidnapped by the Taliban or something.

EDIT at 6.12– SHIT! Its a REPEAT! She still might be kidnapped by the Taliban! NOOOOO!!!!!

Comments

  1. #1 Sili
    January 9, 2011

    Sorry to disagree with you again, but I still think whores do honest work and provide an important contribution to society.

    I can’t say the same for M**ney and McCarthy.

  2. #2 david
    January 9, 2011

    If you’re motivated by publicity, then there is no bad publicity. Every opportunity must be taken.

  3. #3 Brian
    January 9, 2011

    Thus all the more surprising that Jenny’s been so quiet.

  4. #4 Azkyroth
    January 10, 2011

    Mooney and McCarthy are narcissists, not prostitutes. :/

  5. #5 dexitroboper
    January 10, 2011

    Mooney and McCarthy are narcissists, not as well as prostitutes.

    FTFY

  6. #6 Rorschach
    January 10, 2011

    Why so restrained, Abbie ? Don’t hold back LOL
    Good on you, those fucking clownshoes McCarthy and Mooney are beyond ridiculous anyway.

  7. #7 Shane Killian
    January 10, 2011

    If you ask me, the best thing she could do now to maintain her media whoreness (whority? whorosity?) is to play the victim: bawl her eyes out, mascara running all down her face, screaming “HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO USED!?!?!?!?!?!”

  8. #8 Prometheus
    January 10, 2011

    Gross. McCarthy and Mooney fishin’ for meal tickets in Hugh Hefner’s hot tub.

    Since they are both on the market it would be pretty funny if they wound up with each other….or if they both wound up blowing Dane Cook.

    I feel sorry for the kid McCarthy had with the first P-Mansion hookup husband (you will not remember him from many shows you also will not remember).

    She has been waggling him at cameras de-glutenizing chelating and yeast flushing him daily since he could walk.

    The inside of that kid’s head must look like a jigglebox full of horned vipers.

  9. #9 Kemanorel
    January 10, 2011

    I’m kind of hoping she’ll come clean and fess up that she was wrong and vaccines are a good idea, and she’s sorry for the damage she’s done. After all of this, it’s the least she could do to help prevent more kids from dying of vaccinable diseases…

    …but I won’t hold my breath.

  10. #10 SLC
    January 10, 2011

    Much as I hate to do it, I have to say that Ms. Smiths’ comparing Chris Mooney with Jenny McCarthy is not entirely fair. Mr. Mooney is in no way, shape, form, or regard an antivaxer and generally, his scientific positions are sound, even if his accommodationist approach is a crock of shit, and somewhat disingenuous to boot. I doubt very much if Mr. Mooney would be in favor of accommodating Marc Morano, lying scumbag for the climate change deniers.

    As for Playboy Magazine, which I admit to not having perused for a very long time, would Ms. Smith turn down an offer from that less then august publication to submit an article on HIV/AIDS for a sizable remuneration?

  11. #11 Prometheus
    January 10, 2011

    I’m not sure which is worse, a C-list courtesan slinging poop at the facade of the temple of western civilization or the rat that shelters in it’s walls gnawing at the foundation.

    Mooney fancies himself the pied piper of science communication when, in point of fact, he is a peddler of intellectually destructive bullshit.

    His entire career was “me too” posturing over G. W. Bush and is now about smearing the line between scientists talking science and scientists babbling about some hobby they have going in the garage.

    Francis Collins singing songs about the magic DNA God language is just one example of the garbage Mooney will get behind if the name of the scientist is prominent enough for him to suck some camera.

    Out of the other side of his face he uses that media time to falsely malign any scientist who has the audacity to say magical thinkers might pose a problem when you are relying on them to parse test results.

    Playboy is a perfect example of the Mooney mentality.

    1. Turn your back on two years of fake outrage over the treatment of women in science and society by contributing an article to a catalog of currently available surgically mutilated stock at Hollywood’s longest running celebrity “comfort station”.

    2. Fake baptize the aesthetic but secular observations of others with “science is spiritual” flapdoodle.

    3. Crawfish when caught using the bullshitter’s lament “That’s not what I meant! People see what they want to see.” *pout*.

    I’m okay with disliking them equally.

    It is also possible I’m just bored and longing for a torch and pitchfork parade. That’s Germans for you. Gotta keep us occupied or we will start to Schuhplattler, take over Poland…whatever.

  12. #12 KBHC
    January 10, 2011

    SLS wrote: “As for Playboy Magazine, which I admit to not having perused for a very long time, would Ms. Smith turn down an offer from that less then august publication to submit an article on HIV/AIDS for a sizable remuneration?”

    I can say, without reservation and using my real name, that under no circumstances would I ever accept an offer to write for Playboy, or any other publication whose main existence is fueled by misogyny.

  13. #13 herp n. derpington
    January 10, 2011

    What’s that? She decided to show her face on HuffPo?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jenny-mccarthy/vaccine-autism-debate_b_806857.html

    facepalm facepalm a thousand times facepalm

  14. #14 Caudoviral
    January 10, 2011

    Am so not even going to give HuffPo the traffic by clicking on that. They need to learn that they shouldn’t be a vehicle for this kind of senseless woo.

  15. #15 Prometheus
    January 11, 2011

    herp n. derpington@#13

    “link”

    Oh lordy.

    That creature’s ability to celebrate her own recalcitrant ignorance has no limits.

    The article is a dismissal of all the rational, pragmatic and reasoned mechanisms that have kept human civilization moving generally forward for 3,000 years on the basis of “Mommy knows best.”

    Oh yea? Guess who is, was and always will be the most likely to murder a kid under ten regardless of country or class here on earth.

    Maternal instinct my fat ass.

    That clump of filth needs to run her Mommy Insight Superpowers past Medea or Norman Bates the next time she contemplates giving her kid a dimercaptosuccinic acid enema.

  16. #16 herp n. derpington
    January 11, 2011
  17. #17 Militant Agnostic
    January 16, 2011

    SLC @9

    Mr. Mooney is in no way, shape, form, or regard an antivaxer and generally, his scientific positions are sound, even if his accommodationist approach is a crock of shit, and somewhat disingenuous to boot

    Mooney included reiki-promoting, anti-vaccination leaning woo meister “Dr (Mehmet) Oz” in his “Rock Star Scientists”. Mooney has to be either totally cynical or completely clueless to be accommodating Oprahism.

  18. #18 minimalist
    January 19, 2011

    A minor offense in the grand scheme of things, but funny to me:

    Mooney recently accepted an invitation to speak at the NIH — an invitation extended not by one of its many productive and scientifically-grounded institutes… but by the retarded cousin we try to shove in the attic when polite company drops by: NCCAM, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine presents the
    Complementary and Integrative Medicine Consult Service lecture series. The
    series provides NIH Clinical Center staff with the opportunity to learn more
    about how the integration of various complementary and alternative medicine
    treatments can affect approaches into the research and practice of medicine.

    More information on the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Consult Service
    is located at http://nccam.nih.gov/consultservice/.

    TOPIC: Do Scientists Understand the Public?

    SPEAKER: Chris Mooney, Science and Political Journalist

    DATE: Monday, Jan. 10; 10:00 a.m.

    Better question: Does Mooney understand scientists or science?

    Been a long time since I’ve checked in here. Good to see the regulars are still kicking and having fun.

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