According to CNN, Dr. Oz will air a special episode of his show on Thursday striking back at a public letter that has accused the shit-filled man of being full of shit, promising his audience, “We will not be silenced, we will not give in.”
“No matter our disagreements, freedom of speech is the most fundamental right we have as Americans,” said Oz in a preview of the episode released today. “And these 10 doctors are trying to silence that right.”
No one, of course, has actually threatened the First Amendment rights of the good doctor, whose program is seen by approximately 2.9 million viewers each day. Last Wednesday, however, 10 physicians signed a letter urging Columbia University to remove Oz from his position as vice chairman the school’s surgery department, citing the TV host’s blatant shill-ery and apparent contempt for the scientific method.
“Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, as well as baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops,” read the letter. “Worst of all, he has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain.”
So far Columbia shows no signs of dropping Oz. Asked about whether his job was in trouble, a school spokesperson told The New York Times, “The university is committed to the principle of academic freedom, which means our faculty are encouraged to participate in public discussion.”
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