In honor of celebrity physician Dr. Oz’s visit to the U.S. Senate yesterday, we thought we would collect some Dr. Oz Googlisms. Mehmet Oz is a polarizing figure. He’s well beloved by fans, but draws sharp criticism from many doctors, scientists and journalists. We thought Googlisms would be an interesting way to see the spread of opinion.
What is a Googlism? Many years ago, a site called Googlism.com was popular. The site pulls random sentences from the Internet that fill in the sentence “[Search term] is . . . .” Below are some of our favorite “Dr. Oz is” sentences from the web. Please note, we cannot vouch for whether these are true statements.
Oz was called to Washington, D.C. for his role in encouraging predatory weight-loss supplement businesses, which use his unscientific claims to promote their products.