It’s not a huge surprise that Dr. Oz has become a target or potentially “part of the problem,” in promoting products in a misguided way. This video from CBS has some great points and makes us rethink how we “use our words.” SO is Dr. Oz at fault for pumping up “miracle pills,” and “diet secrets,” or has he just become the target to due to his rising fame?
The senate speaks out against Dr. Oz saying,
With power comes a great deal of responsibility. I know you take it seriously and I know you care about your listening audience and your viewing audience. In know you care about America’s health. We called this hearing to talk about a REAL crisis in consumer protection. And, You can either be part of the police here, or you can be part of the problem. ”
Dr. Oz replied by saying, “I’m in a position where I second guess every word I use on the show.”
I’ll be honest, I know that not all of this is Dr. Oz‘s fault, people and companies have been using his name since his rise to fame to promote products without his endorsement. Sure, he may talk about a product on TV, but that doesn’t mean that brand gets his seal of approval. His words are general knowledge of a product being sent out into the world to help people hopefully live better lives. My heart did go out to him as he defended his cause in the clip above.
DO I think he should have been dragged to Washington for this?? It’s hard to say. I do feel that his adjectives have gotten a bit out of hand. Mostly partly due to the pressure of ratings and possibly producers. Fame and power are hard things to balance. If you don’t have enough you can’t influence the same about of people, if you have too little your message gets lost in the crowd. Chances are, Oz will tone down his terminology and turn up other areas of his show to contract the loss in potential ratings.
What do you think!? Sound off and leave a comment here on Fit Tip Daily. Do you love or hate the way products represented on the Dr. Oz show???