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Oz bungled attempt to shift focus to his critics

, | | April 24, 2015

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Dr. Oz is finally responding to his critics. But rather than address their complaints head on, he mostly wants to talk about … civil liberties. This is no doubt an excellent PR move. Oz is depicting himself as a victim against critics.

But Oz has nothing to say about the substantive criticisms against him. We picked through his defense to show why each of his counterarguments are wrong.

1) Dr. Oz might have a right to free speech — but he also took an oath to “do no harm”

2) It doesn’t matter that some of Oz’s critics are conflicted

3) Oz has no defense against the substantive complaints against him

As a doctor, Oz also took the Hippocratic oath to “do no harm.” The reason so many people listen to what Oz says is that he isn’t just your run-of-the-mill faith healer.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: All of the arguments Dr. Oz made against his critics were wrong

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