Dr. Mehmet Oz is in trouble for inflating the effectiveness of various diet aids he touts on his TV show. As in hyping “Miracle weight loss product!’
Uh-huh. Right. The Senate’s got him on the hot seat for hype, and rightly so.
Here’s my favorite quote from The Daily Skimm:
“When I can’t use language that is flowery … I feel like I’ve been disenfranchised” — Dr. Oz telling the Senate why he uses words like ‘miracle’ and ‘magic’ while promoting weight loss products. The Senate is wondering whether that’s false advertising, and prefers words like ‘questionable’ and ‘scam.’ Paging Oprah.
“I feel like I’ve been disenfranchised.” What baloney!
Ah, the lure of television has taken Oprah guests who once had oodles of credibility and showed them the way to the celebrity gutter. You know, where names that Oprah makes big sell out for money and popularity. Are you listening, Dr. Phil?
Yes, I once liked Dr. Oz and bought the first book he and his doctor-partner wrote. Years ago. The unassuming, less media-genic partner has disappeared to history. Dr. Oz has become a money machine with zero credibility.
Unfortunately, I think the investigation of his inflated claims is only the tip of the iceberg. There was a day when I thought this guy had something important to say. But if he does now, it’s drowned out by his need for celebrity and money. Which is the only reason a medical doctor would think it important to use “flowery language” to talk about iffy products.
No. Longer. Watch. Dr. Oz.
I hope you don’t trust this guy. He should lose his medical license, I think, or be strongly censured. In any case, I hope women will stop looking at him as some sort of medical God.
As they said about the other Oz: “pay no attention to the man behind that curtain.”