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Jenny McCarthy might have some competition

This is disturbing.

No, it’s not disturbing because it’s a story potentially about autism. It’s not even disturbing because it indicates that Jenny McCarthy might soon have some competition in the brain dead antivaccinationist autism mom competition. It’s disturbing because of who Jenny’s new competition might be:

Britney has a whole new problem on her hands to deal with. According to In Touch, she fears that her youngest son Jayden James may be autistic.

Family friends say he often seems to be off in his own little world, playing by himself, and he starts crying for no reason.

Britney and Kevin are in agreement to have Jayden get tested for Autism, which is a neurological disorder that affects communication skills.

We hope that that’s not the case, but it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Here’s hoping Jayden isn’t autistic. The last thing we need is the Britney and Jenny show saying dumb things about vaccines and autism. Britney’s already shown up at a Generation Rescue function. If her son turns out to be on the spectrum, does anyone want to take a guess how long it would take for her to be on Generation Rescue’s Board?

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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