(NEWSBUSTERS) — Katie Couric put herself on the wrong side of liberals Wednesday with a show questioning the safety of the Gardasil vaccine to prevent the Human Papilloma Virus that causes cervical cancer.
Liberals have pushed parents of junior-high girls to get the vaccine with the assumption that they’ll be sexually active at 12. The Los Angeles Times reported former Newsweek media reporter Seth Mnookin was the first journalist to get upset:
The outcry began Tuesday with a blog post from science writer Seth Mnookin, who had spoken extensively with a "Katie" producer who assured him the segment would not be alarmist. Mnookin was therefore troubled by the sensationalistic teaser for the episode: "The HPV vaccine is considered a life-saving cancer preventer … but is it a potentially deadly dose for girls?"
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