The world loses biggest promoter of new age psychobabble and medical quackery. World survives anyway.
Today marked the final airing of the Oprah Winfrey Show - 25 years of history-making, life-changing television, according to Oprah’s website. Sadly, this self serving assessment may not be far off the mark.
The final airing marks an end to arguably history’s largest promotional vehicle for pseudo-scientific nonsense, alternative medicine quackery, and new-age self-help woo-woo. Few in the popular media have had the influence of Oprah. The mere mention of a book by her sends sales skyrocketing. As many have noted before me, if you have to buy the book, it’s not really self-help. It’s hucksterism and Oprah is in a league of her own. Read the rest of this entry »