Darla Shine, the wife of White House Communications Director Bill Shine, tweeted out an attack against CNN for what she calls “Fake measles hysteria.” (at least, if you are versed in hashtag language)
Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN #Fake #Hysteria. The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids. Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer.
— Darla Shine (@DarlaShine) February 13, 2019
Shine’s tweet caused an immediate, but unexpected, uproar on social media.
Shine is not new to making mainstream media waves via her opinions. Shine accused sunscreen of being a “hoax” and says she never applies it to her children. Shine has suggested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency could go door-to-door and force vaccinate citizens.
Shine began her career as a producer for Fox News. In 2005, she wrote a book called “Happy Housewives.” The New York Times quickly condemned the book as sexist, calling it “an ode to female empowerment through 1950s-style domesticity.”
Back in 2014, Donald Trump tweeted an implication that vaccines and autism are connected.
Additionally, President Trump reportedly discussed the formation of a vaccine safety committee, which would be led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. However, the committee has yet to come to fruition. One media personality suggested that Trump’s son, Barron, is autistic.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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