“In a February episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Mehmet Oz told viewers that raspberry ketones were “the No. 1 miracle in a bottle to burn your fat.” Once Oz calls something a “miracle,” it doesn’t remain obscure for long.
“An adjective like ‘miracle’ is used as an editorial device to describe anecdotal results, as exemplified by the guests on our show. Our audience are not scientists, and the show needs to be more lively than a dry scientific discussion,” a spokesman for the show, Tim Sullivan, said in a statement, adding that the show does not view supplements as “magic bullets.””
As Dr. “Amazing” dances the fine lines of a script, the audience is left with a cupboard full of extracted bullshit.