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Life Arts    H4'ed 6/21/09

Newsweek and Oprah, A Comedy of Errors

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Why should Newsweek attack Oprah Winfrey? Here's Why: Oprah's TV show advocates Natural Medicine and Bioidentical Hormones in direct competition to the interests of the Pharmaceutical Industry that makes synthetic hormones.  Newsweek is merely an attack dog for the drug industry. A typical issue of Newsweek magazine contains $2 million in pharma ads, That's Why

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Falsely Depicted as Voodoo Witch on Cover of Newsweek.

Smash and Grab the Loaf of Bread

To make matters worse, all print media is suffering from declining readership, a casualty of the Internet Revolution.  According to the LA Times, Newsweek is starving along with the rest of the print media, with decling readership and declining ad revenue.  Rather than ponder ethical standards, a starving homeless man will smash and grab the loaf of bread in the bakery window.  It's the same for Newsweek, a magazine described as "an infomercial masquerading as medical news" and "an example of corruption in journalism".

Newsweek is a Desperate Mouthpiece for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Five national consumer organizations have complained about Newsweek.  They have charged Newsweek magazine with unethical journalism in the promotion of the drug industry's agenda.  Specifically, Newsweek ran a  special edition, entitled Health for Life, paid for by the drug industry's PhRMA.  Newsweek promotes a biased drug agenda, all the while pretending to be impartial and objective.  This is truely deceptive.

Above left image: Where's the Bread, Man?

Oprah is Immensely Popular

 With a personal fortune of 2.7 billion, and 40 million weekly viewers, Oprah Winfrey is immensely popular.  Her O magazine sells 2 million copies a month and her new cable television channel will reach 70 million homes. 

Beautiful Oprah

Left Image: A more flattering image of Oprah Winfrey courtesy of the Opra  web site.

Why is Oprah so popular? I suggest it is  because Oprah is a champion of the interests of the people.  In this case she has championed Natural Medicine and Bioidentical Hormones, topics which are immensely popular with the public. 

Is Oprah hurt or concerned about the photo on the Newsweek Cover? In this new day of viral marketing, any publicity is good publicity, including this Newsweek hatchet job article.  I suspect Oprah is laughing all the way to the bank.

Suzanne Somers - Advocate of BioIdentical Hormones

Left Image:  Suzanne Somers arch-enemy of the synthetic hormone drug company, Wyeth. Her books on bioidentical hormones have cost the Drug Industry millions of dollars in lost revenue.  Image Courtesy of Suzanne Somers Blog.

Just Another Misinformation Campaign in a Medical Information War Between Natural Medicine and Big Pharma.

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Jeffrey Dach MD is a physician and author of three books, Natural Medicine 101, and Bioidentical Hormones 101, and Heart Book all available on Amazon, or as a free e-book on his web sites. Dr. Dach is founder and chief medical officer of (more...)

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