John Oliver On Dr. Oz's Quack Remedies: 'Are You A Doctor Or An Old West Traveling Salesman?' (Video)
John Oliver's Last Week Tonight had plenty to make fun of in this look at Dr. Mehmet Oz (he has a first name! Who knew?) and his fraudulent miracle cures. Turns out there's no such thing as a miracle fat-burning powder, even though Dr. Oz is awfully good at selling the things. "But what's so wrong with that?" asks Oliver, "Name me one case where a man named Oz claimed mystical powers and led people horribly astray." The biggest problem with Dr. Oz is that he's dangerously likeable -- he may be a fraud, but dear lord he is one charming handsome fraud.
Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.