Baylen Linnekin Defends Dr. Oz and Free Speech

By | June 29, 2014

Dr. OzLast week, Dr. Oz went to Washington. That would
be Dr. Mehmet Oz, medical doctor, daytime television host, advice
columnist, and—many claim—huckster. Oz traveled to the nation’s
capital after being summoned by Congress to explain his
endorsements of a variety of foods and supplements he claims are

Oz is controversial for a variety of reasons. He
has claimed,
for example, that foods and supplements from green coffee extract
to raspberry ketones to garcinia cambogia (whatever those are) have
unique fat-burning properties.

But, as Baylen Linnekin writes, Oz has absolutely zero
responsibility to hold mainstream views and every right to make
money off of those views. His popularity has absolutely no impact
on his right to say whatever the hell he wants to say. And being
hauled before Congress for saying what he wants places a tremendous
burden on his, your, and my First Amendment rights, says

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