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)