September 24, 2005, - 8:40 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Can somebody please fire Dr. Phil as CEO of Hurricane Counseling, Inc? The TV talk psychologist is, right now, on an ABC News Hurricane Rita special–giving advice to ABC News Anchor and HAMAS apologist Elizabeth Vargas. First, he was in Houston and New Orleans for Katrina–and now this.
Somebody stop him. Please. And take him back to daytime where he belongs with HOprah, Soap opera-dom, and feminine hygiene products commercials. Remember, he has more important things to contemplate–like his equally annoying offspring son’s engagement to one of the Playboy Playmate Dahm Triplets–each a bigger moron than the next. Yes, sleaze runs in the family.
Maybe daytime TV wouldn’t be a bad place for Vargas, either.
In case you forgot, Vargas started her climb to anchordom with the hosting of “20/20″ and started off by giving a softball interview to Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens/HAMAS fundraiser, last fall. I guess compared to that, it’s not so bad to have Dr. Phil on an ABC News special. But we have to compare it to that extreme to excuse the annoying talk show host sleaze being on a NEWS show. Either way, she is a poor arbiter of interview subjects to glorify.
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