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Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:38 PM

I could never stand Dr. Phil

another fraud foisted upon the nation courtesy of Oprah Winfrey. WTF is her appeal?




Car accidents are not contagious.

Lung cancer is not contagious.

Drowning is not contagious.

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Reply I could never stand Dr. Phil (Original post)
tenderfoot Apr 2020 OP
MLAA Apr 2020 #1
Drahthaardogs Apr 2020 #2
Jake Stern Apr 2020 #13
Lucky Luciano Apr 2020 #29
Drahthaardogs Apr 2020 #40
Lucky Luciano Apr 2020 #41
Drahthaardogs Apr 2020 #42
Takket Apr 2020 #3
question everything Apr 2020 #4
CatMor Apr 2020 #5
msongs Apr 2020 #6
Jake Stern Apr 2020 #7
tenderfoot Apr 2020 #16
lunasun Apr 2020 #24
Cha Apr 2020 #8
Skittles Apr 2020 #9
tman Apr 2020 #10
niyad Apr 2020 #11
William Seger Apr 2020 #31
jmowreader Apr 2020 #36
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #12
Leghorn21 Apr 2020 #14
SunSeeker Apr 2020 #32
MontanaMama Apr 2020 #15
Rebl2 Apr 2020 #37
lpbk2713 Apr 2020 #17
lunasun Apr 2020 #18
SunSeeker Apr 2020 #33
a la izquierda Apr 2020 #38
diva77 Apr 2020 #19
Under The Radar Apr 2020 #20
StevieM Apr 2020 #21
smirkymonkey Apr 2020 #22
Phoenix61 Apr 2020 #23
Tom Kitten Apr 2020 #25
Blue Owl Apr 2020 #26
Hamlette Apr 2020 #27
Prof.Higgins Apr 2020 #28
SunSeeker Apr 2020 #30
progressoid Apr 2020 #34
standingtall Apr 2020 #43
geralmar Apr 2020 #35
Solly Mack Apr 2020 #39

Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:40 PM

1. @sshole

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:41 PM

2. Always suspicious of PhD's who call themselves "Doctor"

Outside of academic setting or a professional one.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:54 PM

13. My advisor in college held a PhD and HATED being called "Doctor"

He preferred to be addressed as Mr. Tyner.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 02:15 AM

29. Dr Phil is not a PhD.

The only times PhDs do use the “doctor” term is in marketing pitches that show off the PhD staff, but yes - I agree, they usually feign a little humility by not using the title.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 07:20 AM

40. Yes he is. PhD in psychology

But not a licensed therapist.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #40)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 10:54 AM

41. You are correct.

Somehow I misremember looking him up years ago and only seeing masters degree.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #41)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:54 PM

42. He is a moron

I work with a ton of PhD's and most of them only refer to themselves as Dr during presentations, etc.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:42 PM

3. Just imagine...

Being the orderly who bagged up someone’s mom or dad, and hauled the body down to a refrigerated semi trailer because there was no where else to put it, and you come home and turn it your TV, physically and emotionally exhausted, and see that.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:42 PM

4. Yes, did not know that he joined Fox

And, yes a part of the Ophraization of this country.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:42 PM

5. Didn't know he is that stupid ...

another TV idiot spewing more nonsense. Does he and the other idiots on Fox mingle with people right now, bet not.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:43 PM

6. Dr. Shill - thank Oprah for making him a thing nt

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:44 PM

7. This is one of the reasons I shudder when someone mentions Oprah for president

She has foisted so many quacks and junk science on America that it's unforgivable. If there was New Age anything you can bet that Oprah had it on her show. She gave a platform to Jenny McCarthy to spew her anti-vax views virtually unchallenged.

A good article on her love affair with woo: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/1/9/16868216/oprah-winfrey-pseudoscience

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:58 PM

16. Here's another good article...

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/may/09/oprah-winfrey-neoliberal-capitalist-thinkers

BTW, she rose to fame shortly after Trump - I could never understand how or why and never will.

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:35 AM

24. Good read thanks for the link

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:44 PM

8. OMG.. They're not Deathly Contagious, stupid dr phil.

how dumb is that? Just dumb enough to fool the cult?

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:47 PM

9. I don't understand her appeal either

phony

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:48 PM

10. Oprah is a fraud.

We need to get out of the culture of celebrity worship.

It brought us Trump.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:53 PM

11. Phil is a conman, a hypocrit, an adulterer. How many lawsuits about that phony diet.

What, exactly, is his degree in?

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Response to niyad (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 02:25 AM

31. PhD in clinical psychology

... which, as a medical science, is about on a par with leeching.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #31)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 03:34 AM

36. Come up with a better insult, please

Hirudotherapy - literally, leeching - is a fantastic treatment if you need to reestablish circulation to a transplanted or reattached body part.

What Dr. Phil does is somewhere on the quackery scale between chiropractic and homeopathy.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:54 PM

12. Similarly they do not surge and overwhelm hospitals.


How do you treat the accident victims and cancer patients when hospitals are overwhelmed by a virus?

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:54 PM

14. A reply to this tweet:

“My friend caught an auto accident, didn't know he had it... brought it to work, and the receptionist caught it. 3 days later, she got ill. They sent everyone home but it was too late. 70 people at his job caught the auto accident from her and 10 ended up in the ICU on ventilators“


hell yeah

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 02:28 AM

32. LOL

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2020, 11:55 PM

15. So Oprah unleashed Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil on America.

They’re both bed bug crazy. Is Oprah next?

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 05:37 AM

37. I agree

I believe she is. Never understood her appeal.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:01 AM

17. I never heard of anyone drowning in a crowded room.



What a maroon.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:03 AM

18. Wow the whole Oprah factory is out today .I posted the other doctor Oz earlier trying the same crap

saying it’s okay for 2-3% of Americans to die, so that the economy gets restarted real soon.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213298846

Oh and Phil My friend in UK is getting 3 mos pay not 1200 only one time Plus NHS
why cant we have this for people struggling here ?
That’s right because of people like you and Oz Shills who ju$t can’t wait

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Response to lunasun (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 02:36 AM

33. Yes, even the conservstive Tories gave the UK people 3 months pay for the Covid-19 crisis?

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80% of salary for three months, up to a maximum of $2,900/month. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/business/coronavirus-uk-pubs-wages/index.html

What kind of work does your friend do? How much is s/he getting per month?

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Response to lunasun (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 05:42 AM

38. Yes, my partner is being paid to stay home.

Which I greatly appreciate since he works with the public.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:11 AM

19. slightly OT, but is he related to the "my pillow" guy?

I noticed that both are equally repugnant

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:18 AM

20. Placing blame because he can't do his show

And has lost money in the stock market.
So things never change, the wealthy are willing to sacrifice the commoners to keep their wealth.
It seems that more conservatives are voicing the same opinion since the reports of the deaths were more than 60% minorities.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:22 AM

21. I have long disliked him. Now I have another reason to be disgusted by him. (eom)

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:26 AM

22. He is such a fucking idiot.

What a joke. I am really starting to despise Oprah for bringing all these loathsome people into the American cultural consciousness.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:35 AM

23. Interestingly, they do close the beach to

swimming to prevent drowning. They do it when there’s a strong rip tide or a lot of sharks or a hurricane creating insane waves.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 12:53 AM

25. The guy's a five star a$$hole

Never forgive him for exploiting mentally ill Shelley Duvall as some sort of lurid entertainment.
And yeah he reminds me of that wife beating crack head my pillow guy too. Not surprised he's going on the nazi lady's show now too.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 01:34 AM

26. Had my fill of Dr. Phil long ago

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 01:52 AM

27. we shut down swimming pools during the polio scare

or at least my parents wouldn't let me go swimming until we got the sugar cube.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 02:04 AM

28. We deny smokers "rights" on airplanes, etc. and auto drivers "Right" to speed and pool

owners the "right" not to place childproof fences around their pools. How about global warming, McGraw? Should we give free reign to the free market economy "rights" of fossil fuels and other greedy corporations whose activities will make earth uninhabitable for humans?

I'm extremely disappointed that such an intelligent man doesn't see how much harm will be done by FoxNews viewers and the Trump cultists, who will use him as a poster boy to justify their own diabolical agendas and deadly actions.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 02:17 AM

30. When did "Dr." Phil become a wing nut? He was made famous by Oprah.

I had no idea he was a right wing kook.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 02:38 AM

34. 360,000 from swimming pools?

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Response to progressoid (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 01:02 PM

43. There isn't either he misread some stats or he just

made that number up. About 3,500 people die each year due to accidental drowning and that not even specific to swimming pools. He was probably wrong on the rest of his numbers too.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Fri Apr 17, 2020, 05:48 AM

39. Doc Phil of shit musta got jealous that Doc oOze

was getting attention.

Barkers gotta bark the loudest.

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