The Daily Dose with Oz has expired

GOOD NEWS!! Oprah just dumped Dr. Oz’s radio show

The Dr. Oz media empire just took a blow from the woman who helped make him famous: Oprah Winfrey. According to New York Daily News, “‘The Daily Dose With Dr. Oz,’ a ‘radio minute’ produced by Oprah’s Harpo Productions, will end May 29.”

Even more interesting: Oz’s spot, which aired on 150 stations, may be replaced with “A Better Life With Dr. Sanjay Gupta” — the CNN chief medical correspondent.

It’s not clear why but the article notes that the great and doctorful OZ is out of a gig. Could it be because of the quacktastic publicity he’s had these past few weeks/months/years? Probably.

The article also mentions the pathetic and silly response he gave to his critics after he was faced with a request to his University that he be canned. I’d give credit to the kick ass take down by John Oliver (which we previously posted in our leftovers).

The key could have been that Oz is talking out of two sides of his mouth. He’s a doctor but his show is not a medical show? I guess the Oprah team didn’t find that comforting. They may replace it with a real medical-based show (if not ideal, it can’t be worse.)

The sooner Oz disappears from all forms of media, the better.

Tip: @krelnik on Twitter (Tim Farley)

  9 comments for “The Daily Dose with Oz has expired

  1. April 30, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    By the way…If you folks haven’t seen the John Oliver “takedown,” I highly recommend taking a few minutes to catch up.

  2. Edward
    April 30, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Dr. Oz’s show is not a medical show, it is a medicine show like in the “Wild, Wild West.” He is selling pretty much the same snake oil, using the same methods of playing upon the credulity of his audience.

  3. BobM
    April 30, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    If you spend any time on American news websites, you soon come to realise that people have strange ideas about freedom of speech – similar to those of Dr Oz. I’m constantly telling people that freedom of speech simply means the government will not prosecute you for what you say – well mostly. It doesn’t stop people from criticising what you said, or even boycotting your business if they so wish. It’s the Constitution for god’s sake. Is not as if many of them can’t quote the second amendment verbatim :-).

  4. Overkill
    April 30, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Yeah, I’m fairly certain that when the founding fathers of the U.S.A created the law of freedom of speech, it was not their intention to protect snake oil peddlers like Oz.

  5. skeptictmac57
    May 1, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Good observation BobM. I gave up on Bill Maher not too long ago because of his quack views on medicine and other woo, but one thing he does get right, is that people should be allowed to speak, and other people are within their rights to criticize them mercilessly, and vote with their feet (and pocketbooks). The other side might not like that, but that’s the price of free speech.

  6. Bill T.
    May 1, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    I have not noted Oprah to be particularly discriminatory based on content in the past, so I have to doubt that that is a motivation in this case. As far as I can tell, it’s about ratings and bottom ;ine.

  7. RandyRandy
    May 2, 2015 at 1:47 AM

    We should be careful what we wish for. Dr. Oz is on the hot seat now and it’s be great to have him off the air, but what if he’s replaced by… Food Babe? It’s pretty obvious Vani’s angling for her own show.

  8. Haldurson
    May 2, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    John Oliver’s show is brilliant, imho — if you like his segment on Dr. Oz, you should definitely watch his other segments as well. It’s always nice to find an actual voice for reason in the morass that is television. And it’s even better when that voice is just so freaking funny.

  9. May 2, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    She’s got bad press from square one. I’d be surprised if someone signed her, she so far off the mark and tends to target potential sponsors with nonsense claims.

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