Last year, Oliver devoted a 16-minute long segment to Dr. Oz, calling him, among many things, “an Old West traveling salesman.”
Now, with Oz back in the news, Oliver has taken aim again.
In a shorter but no less damning attack, Oliver shrugged off Oz’s statement, saying “… none of that answers the substance of the accusations: that he’s a quack who serves viewers horseshit dressed up as medicine,” and calling the TV personality “the worst person in scrubs who has ever been on television — including Katherine Heigl.“
Read the full rant below:
“No. You are scientifically wrong about that as you are about so many things. Let’s be clear: The First Amendment protects Americans against government censorship, and that’s it. It does not guarantee you to simultaneously hold a faculty position at a prestigious private university and make misleading claims on a TV show. It absolutely protects you to say whatever you like on it, just as it protects my right to say what I think about you on mine, which is this: You are the worst person in scrubs who has ever been on television—and I’m including Katherine Heigl in that. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to be worse than Katherine Heigl? You are also the admittedly handsome ringmaster of a middling mid-afternoon snake-oil dispensary, and it says something that even when you do a show with seven fake models of human feces, the biggest piece of shit on the stage has his name in the title.”