Aly Nielsen is a staff writer and research analyst for MRC Business.
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Craving an anti-American show where the “elites” are playing ‘god’ without permission? Look no further than Mr. Robot, a drama set to premiere on USA starting June 24, 2015.
“Sometimes I dream of saving the world,” the protagonist mused in one of several promotional clips for the show, “Saving everyone from the Invisible Hand - the top 1 percent of the best that play ‘god’ without permission. And now I think they’re following me.” In the official trailer, the show’s hero describes himself as a “vigilante hacker” by night.
It was another trip to Oz on the April 26 Last Week Tonight show. Host John Oliver roasted Dr. Mehmet Oz’s sensationalized response to a Columbia letter calling for the university to drop the embattled TV doctor.
It was classic Oliver, showing just how inadequate and amusing Oz’s defense was. To set the stage, a little background is needed.
John Oliver is the first to address major flaws in the latest Dr. Oz Show.
“America’s Doctor” has made a bad impression on 10 American doctors, and in response they have put his claims under the knife. TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz isn’t happy about it.
On April 16, 10 doctors wrote a joint letter to Columbia University’s Dean of Medicine, asking that Dr. Oz be removed from his position as the Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery. Oz is the host of the nationally syndicated Dr. Oz Show and is often cited as a medical/health expert by the media.
It wasn’t just children who were running fevers after the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. California parents' and lawmakers’ temperatures were also rising over the subject of vaccination legislation.
On April 16, CBS This Morning reported that vaccination opponents lashed out at California State Senator Richard Pan, a Democrat, for sponsoring SB–277; a bill which would eliminate individual religious vaccine exemptions. Pan, who is also a pediatrician, and his staff confirmed to CBS that vaccination opponents sent him threatening emails. Someone on Facebook even made a Holocaust comparison.
Anti-vaxxers condemn bill as they cling to fears once promoted by the network news media.