Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Mystery That Only Deepens

All the first quotes are from Lisa Oz's Wikipedia page:

"Lisa Oz is an American producer, and frequent co-host of The Dr. Oz Show on the Oprah and Friends XM radio telecasts...."

BUT

[Oprah] may be the most powerful crank enabler on the planet.

- Vox, 2018

"[Lisa Oz] is a Reiki master..."

BUT

Reiki is a pseudoscience.

- Wikipedia

"[Lisa Oz] is co-producer of the Dr. Oz Show and credited with the idea for the television show as a way 'practicing preventive medicine on a grand scale'..."

BUT

Scientists tallied up all the advice on Dr. Oz's show. Half of it was baseless or wrong.

- Vox, 2014

"In 2011-2012 She collaborated...in narrating the documentary film Genetic Roulette—The Gamble of Our Lives asserting health risks from GMO foods...."

BUT

Are you anti-GMO? Then you’re anti-science, too.

- The Washington Post, 2018

AND

"According to the New York Times, Lisa Oz's mother 'believed fervently in New Age approaches like homeopathic remedies and meditation' and also introduced her husband to 'alternative medicine and Eastern mysticism' which he now integrates into his advice programs."

BUT

Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner

- Edzard Ernst MD, PhD, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP, FRCPEd, 2013

But - Even After A Congressional Inquiry - No One Can Figure Out Why Dr. Oz Is A Quack!!!

The Trump Curse Meets The Oprah Effect (For Lunch)

"Oz came to general prominence with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show beginning in 2004,,..."

Wikipedia

"What exactly will Ms. Winfrey do for [Obama]?"

The NYT, 2007

Scientists tallied up all the advice on Dr. Oz's show. Half of it was baseless or wrong.

Vox, 2014

"When Donald Trump discusses his health with Dr. Oz, let's not forget that Winfrey herself came under fire for supporting someone who had to be investigated by Congress for making inaccurate medical claims."

Bustle, 2016

Trump appointing Dr. Oz to his sport, fitness and nutrition council

CNN, 2018

Obama's Chief Science Advisor Tears Apart Trump's Dangerous Disregard For Science

Science As Fact, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fish Don't Recognize Water

"Oprah Winfrey, the closest person Americans have to a queen, showed up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding on Saturday. Naturally, people lost their minds."

- The Huffington Post, 2018

"What has happened to Jim Carrey? Once a revered comedian with a big fan base, Carrey hasn’t made a good movie in 10 years, and the ones he’s in have been box-office bombs."

- Observer, 2018

"Jim Carrey is maybe two years from becoming a punch line. But he's cool with that,...You see, Carrey has found spiritual enlightenment, and it's so awesomely awesome that he just has to tell you about it. For hours. Even if you didn't ask."

- TIME, 2007

"I have no way of knowing if Carrey had crank tendencies before he ever met Jenny McCarthy. Guessing from the level of paranoia in his speech, I'd guess there was a pre-existing affinity for conspiracy theories coupled with little or no knowledge of how science works. After all, it's pretty hard to go from completely rational to this level of dumb in a mere year or so."

- Respectful Insolence, 2008

"When Jenny McCarthy's son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism in 2005, she reached out to fellow actress Holly Robinson Peete, a longtime advocate for children with autism, for guidance and hope. Two years later, Jenny and Holly went on The Oprah Winfrey Show to raise awareness,..."

- The Oprah Show, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Stranger Danger


I personally experienced, was in 1976. 

Growing up in South Central, Los Angeles, I know deadly violence is a normal part of American life, like rape and poverty. 

 And why wouldn't I? 

By 1992, Ice Cube had recorded Death Certificate's "Summer Vacation", with it's chilling reminder for future generations that "If it could happen here, it could happen anywhere" - a message I'd found comforting long before those, sheltered from the realities of American life, were ready.  

 I always wonder what country they grew up in?

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Twitchy Tells A Lie (Not That Anyone Cares)


“Socialized medicine KILLS: Parents of terminally ill baby in UK lose final appeal to try and save his life”

This is all bullshit. The kid is brain-dead already and the experimental "treatment" is quackery.

Twitchy should try fighting honestly for a change. It would make all that Right-Wing promotion worth it.