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Judge Calls Dr. Phil a "Charlatan"

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 24th 2010 4:05PM
Dr. Phil"Charlatan" is a word that should be used more. I think it has been replaced nowadays by words like "sleazebag" and "crook" and maybe "con artist." But a judge in San Diego used it yesterday to describe America's favorite syndicated exploiter of people, Dr. Phil McGraw.

The judge not only called Dr. Phil a charlatan, she also said that he was a "terrible, terrible man" and chastised the "doctor" for not giving a couple enough help and counseling after they appeared on his show. The couple was (or maybe still are?) chronic shoplifters. The judge sentenced the husband to 27 months in jail and his wife to 12 months in jail. The couple would go into stores (with their kids!), steal stuff, and sell most of it on the web. They made $100,000 a year doing that. Who says you can't make money online?

On behalf of America, I'd like to thank this judge for saying out loud what a lot of us have thought about Dr. Phil for quite some time.

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shadeaux1944

I absolutely adore Dr. Phil and appreciate the stand he takes on his shows. He does not put up with any BS from anyone and that's a good thing! As for judges...well, except for Judge Alex and Judge Joe Brown, most of them stink, including, but not limited to, Nancy Grace and Judge Judy! Oh, Gloria Allred is fantastic and oh, so gorgeous! She's hell on wheels, just like Dr. Phil, and I give both of them a lot of credit for being the best in their respective fields. As for Oprah, she's a "Me Me Me" person and I'm glad she's off the air and took her friend, Gayle King, with her. Read Kitty Kelley's book! That ought to enlighten you!

November 28 2011 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melissa Martin

What a crock. Dr Phil cant help those who dont want the help. He is good but not a friggin miracle worker. If you dont like him just dont watch the show. this judge needs to do her job and keep her opinion to herself.

November 25 2011 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ashleigh Tiefenbrun

any judge in san diego, the most corrupt judicial district should not call any one a charliton, except the judges in their court IS A FARCE. takes judith hayes for instance. she is undermining, impartial and ludicrous. no matter why all the defense insurance company will try any case in front of her as they know she will ruin it for the plaintiff. there is a reason dumanis removed her from criminal court. judge turn around you have the platunum blond chariiton in your own partial. bias court house our own judith hayes. JUST READY TO GET THE VICTIM AS WHY SHOULD THE INSURANCE COMPANY PAY. tHAYES use the court personal like there personal servants. not your servANT Hayes your an appointed official remember or should we get a doctor note for you from one of the defendants who case you helped her out of. You picked her up in a line up and got the poor injured hispanic victim. TURN AROUND DO NOT POINT AT PHIL THE CHARLITON IS RIGHT IN THE COURT HOUSE. SHE ENDORSES PARTIES WHEN SITTING AS A JUDGE, JUSTICE FOR ALL. LEAVE PHIL ALONE LOOK INSIDE YOUR OWN LITTLE GROUP

April 18 2011 at 8:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frank

Anything Oprah can syndicate or take credit for she has done but when it turns out to be a fraud, her dozen lawyers are quick to say that Oprah had never nor has she ever endorsed a product....I guess books and people aren't products. http://www.modificationsolution.com

March 24 2010 at 11:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MAC

Can I say asshole here? Cuz he is.

March 24 2010 at 10:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

Media-whore is a great name for him too.

March 24 2010 at 9:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
william lynch

And the judge says this because Dr Phil brings to light the state of affairs that some people have fallen to, he didn't inspire the people to have their children shoplift. However he had the stones to bring to the forefront to what extent some people will stupe to, the 'judge' should have another martini and reward such people by admonishing the stores for having such high prices that the people felt they needed to steal instead of work for a living. Was his name Pontcious Piolit???

March 24 2010 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Susan

What do you expect? Everyone and everything that has been touted by Oprah has turned out to be fraud.

March 24 2010 at 4:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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BC McKinney

Oh, now, that's not true. Nate Berkus really is gay.

March 24 2010 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tool

'Charlatan' is perfect.

See also: Disingenuous. Quack. Douche-bag.

March 24 2010 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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