You Can't Believe Everything on TV
On May 25, 2009 we questioned the medical advice promoted on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in our article, "Beware of the Queen of Talk You Can't Believe Everything You See on TV."
The June 8, 2009 issue of Newsweek has "Crazy Talk Oprah, Wacky Cures & You" as their cover story.
The staff at Be the Best Nanny Newsletter actually love watching "The Oprah Winfrey Show." We just want viewers to be wary of medical advice given by celebrities like Suzanne Somers, Jenny McCarthy, and Robin McGraw (Dr. Phil's wife) who do not have medical training or any professional medical experience.
Remember that "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is not meant to be objective broadcast journalism, but rather a talk show. The shows more closely mimic tabloid television, not news broadcasts. Don't believe everything you read or see. Certainly do not rely solely on advice from celebrities on talk shows.