August 22, 2006, - 1:04 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
The man who would be America’s psychologist–but is actually yet another bad Oprah creation that is addling America’s collective psyche–is at it again. Giving us his usual dose of hypocrisy, that is.
Tonight, Dr. Phil a/k/a Philip McGraw and his ever hanging-on wife, Robin, are hosting “Concert for America’s Kids” on CBS. The show is supposed to raise money for and awareness about “latchkey kids”–kids who come home to no-one after school because their parents are working.
But the best thing Dr. Phil could do for latchkey kids is take his garbage show off the air and shut his mouth forever. His show, “Dr. Phil,” begins at 3:00 p.m. in most American markets, just in time for latchkey kids to arrive home for TV trash like his.
It’s just a tad hypocritical for this mind-musher of America’s latchkey kids to show concern for them with this night-time concert. But we’re sure he’s getting a good-sized paycheck for the gig from sponsor JCPenney and its Afterschool Fund. Ka-ching!
For Dr. Phil, hypocrisy is always easy when the price is right.
Tags: Afterschool Fund, America, CBS, Debbie Schlussel, Phil, Robin