Monday, April 20, 2015

Surprise, surprise! Quacks want money

From today's Vox:

"New WikiLeaks documents reveal the inner working of the Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Mehmet Oz often appears on his popular show to promote new health products and devices. Most viewers are likely under the impression that he's doing this because he's closely considered their merits and decided the products are widely beneficial.

But newly leaked emails suggest that business considerations — not health or science — can be a driving factor in which products Oz decides to promote."

I am scratching my head at what passes for news these days. It is common knowledge that, while many ordinary snake oil salesmen genuinely believe the nonsense they are selling, high-profile quacks like Dr. Oz or ex-Dr. Wakefield are invariably in this business for money. For big, dirty money. Who needs WikiLeaks or Vox to inform him about this? It is funny how the name of the good doctor reminds me of the Wizard of Oz.

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