September 29, 2009, - 3:47 pm

America’s “Sexual Famine”: Dumb Quote of the Week

By Debbie Schlussel

The most over-rated  doctor in America isn’t the dumb guy from “The Bachelor” who is on the syndicated show “The Doctors.”  Nope.


It’s Dr. Mehmet Oz, the guy who–like most modern professional psychobabblers–was created by Oprah.  Last night was the first time I actually saw the guy, a son of Turkish Muslim immigrants, in something other than scrubs.  It’s creepy to always see him pretentiously dressed in blue scrubs, as if he’s rushing off to some emergency surgery to save America. PUH-LEEZE.  As we all know, he wears them to remind us he’s a doctor . . . in case we forgot.

Well, I forgot, last night, when I heard this phony on The Late Show with David Letterman, when he uttered this quote:

America is experiencing a sexual famine.

Uh, really? Go to the streets of Detroit or any urban or suburban American setting, and I guarantee you’ll see enough multiple babymamas to prove that America is NOT experiencing a sexual famine.

Or turn on TV and radio and go to the movies, where sex is constantly on display. Or look at pop culture, where you have to make a porn video–no, make that several porn videos–to make a name and where young singers, like Miley Cyrus, gyrate on stripper poles to demonstrate a “transition” into womanhood.

Sorry, Dr. Oz, but America–where the average woman now has eight sexual partners in a lifetime and growing–is not experience a sexual famine. It’s experiencing a sexual glut.

We needed a “doctor” to tell us this inane advice? Hilarious.

I give his dumb show a season or two, and that’s it. Yes, even if HOprah is producing it. But if it succeeds, it’ll tell me something I already know: America is also experiencing a glut of morons and dummies.

Doctor Oz’s rise to fame is yet more evidence of it. He may have a medical degree, but his advice is poison.

As reader Jeanne Smith notes, America is experiencing a moral and spiritual famine.  And that’s why psycho-babblers like Dr. Oz are prospering.

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31 Responses

If anything, America is in a spiritual and moral famine. We rush to and fro to whomever tells us what we want to hear. Forgive me for being old-fashioned but, we need get back to the basics of loving and obeying G-d, teaching our children righteousness, and laying a solid foundation of moral absolutes. Only then, can we have abundance in our country once again.
Just my opinion.

Jeanne Smith on September 29, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Hey, look at this guy very closely, Dr. Mehmet Oz. It’s Sean Vannity’s long lost twin brother!

Jarhead on September 29, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Anything in anyway associated with Oprah, I pass over.

Rick on September 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Exactly, well said! Is he kidding? Maybe his sexual activities are dropping off due to the fact that he’s…well…him. Look at the teens in this country. Look at the senior citizens with the viagra. You can’t watch 10 minutes of t.v. without seeing a commercial for some pill for MALE ENHANCEMENT. Married people have their own swinging subculture. We’re Rome toward the end.

Joe on September 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm

And guys, that isn’t all…DR. OZ IS A MEMBER OF THE FOOD POLICE!

“Pop doc Mehmet Oz hosts a weekday TV show that offers health tips to viewers. But on one of his recent topics, his prescription got a little, well, quacky. In a segment titled “10 Major Agers,” the doctor advised viewers to throw out anything with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in it. We’ve seen plenty of wicked mythmaking about HFCS before (and an apology from one scientist for creating false conventional wisdom), but this one is a real tornado of misinformation.

The doctor’s advice is so ludicrous that we’re going to take it piece-by-piece and drop a house on all the fiction. As “Dr. Oz” starts:

“High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a type of sugar …”

So far, so good.

“… that has been processed and combined with corn syrup to produce a cheap, easily dissolvable sweetener.”

Oops. Not necessarily. During the production process, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be blended with itself to produce different proportions of fructose and glucose. The most common formulas include 42 percent fructose and 55 percent fructose, compared to 50 percent for ordinary table sugar. The rest of corn sugar, just like the stuff in your sugar bowl, is glucose.

“But this sugar is quickly absorbed by the liver where it is converted into fat.”

It looks like Dr. Oz is confusing “high fructose corn syrup” with pure fructose. One study recently demonstrated that feeding people diets abnormally high in pure fructose—to the point of being unrealistic and unrepresentative of actual diets—can lead to higher triglyceride (fat) levels.

But calling HFCS “high” in fructose is wrong, unless a five-percent difference is worth getting all flustered about. And some high fructose corn syrup — the 42-percent variety — actually contains less fructose than table sugar.

“Since your brain doesn’t recognize HFCS as regular food, it never shuts off the appetite center — so you keep eating.”

Corn sugar can’t turn people into a food vacuum. For one thing, it’s processed by the body the same way as table sugar. And even people with a big sweet tooth don’t suffer from withdrawal if they stop eating sweets. Addiction is a behavior disorder with physical symptoms. Eating sugar doesn’t lead to “cookie monster syndrome.”

“Blood sugar levels rise, massive amounts of insulin is recruited to metabolize it and then you crash and feel hungry again.”

The “sugar crash” myth has been discredited. “There’s no evidence to support the idea that mid-afternoon tiredness is caused by hypoglycemia, or that healthy people feel normal fluctuations in blood sugar,” says Dr. Phillip Cryer of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.”

Bob Porrazzo on September 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm

And if I may…


Bob Porrazzo on September 29, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Oh gawd….a MUSLIM doctor on tv giving advice…should have know Oprah would have her big nose in it!!!…move over Dr. Phil.

BIG IRISH on September 29, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    He’s muzzie? Oh, dear God! Please don’t watch him (no wonder Hoprah likes him).

    This society is over-sexual and people sexualize children so early it makes me nauseous.

    goldenmike4393 on September 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm


he looks like Casey Kasem

ploome on September 29, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Oprah selected our president and now want to select our Doctors. Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz. Forget the cure, let me suffer!!

CaliforniaScreaming on September 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Take two jihads and gimme a (h)allah in the morning.

DS_ROCKS! on September 29, 2009 at 6:01 pm

We have too much obsession with sex and show little concern for wisdom.

NormanF on September 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I love it!! well said! agreed! this country is in a sad state of “too much”. too much sex, drugs and low morals.

typical of oprah. the blue scrubs are annoying as well. suit and tie please?? lol.

lindapolver on September 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

You do not seem to have very good reading comprehension. Is ridiculing the claim that there is a sexual famine anti-Moslem? If so, does that make Islam the religion of free love? You might want to think a bit before making such comments.

Sorrow01 on September 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Did you ever graduate from middle school? You do seem to have an adolescent view of the world.

sorrow01 on September 30, 2009 at 2:17 am

I suspect that you are not even a female, considering your remarks.

sorrow01 on September 30, 2009 at 2:22 am

Michael, these three words…

“Muslim Turkish ancestory”


Bob Porrazzo on September 30, 2009 at 6:51 am

Testify, my fave babe Debbie.

People will believe anything that’s on TV. Does that quack have any facts to back up his claim?

I’ve never seen more than 3 minutes of HOprah’s dreadful show, but isn’t her ratings declining?

I wish we could truly experience a HOprah famine.

Jeff W. on September 30, 2009 at 9:10 am

Why all the comments to begin with?? Just say “Oprah,” and we’ll understand.

milk on September 30, 2009 at 11:19 am

While there’s a population boom among minority groups, note that the divorce rate is still pretty high among “good citizens” of all races. The people having sex aren’t married, working families. There’s no shortage of men getting routinely denied sex by their spouses.

Kirk on September 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I would like to hear what he meant. There is no elaboration here.

Dr. Oz is a very wise doctor. I have seen him on Discovery, not on Oprah. Everything he says on those Discovery shows is pretty much correct.

BWR on September 30, 2009 at 12:50 pm

PUH-LEEZE.We needed a “doctor” to tell us this inane advice? Hilarious no it is the stupidity of the public to even take this advice from someone who is a heart specialist? Now he is GI specialist. Next week he is going to be what a Physicist and will be working on the CERN Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
Through enough money at it and you can sell dog sh-t.
STOP IT, Oprah you are just another phony marketing ploy ( like Obama) enough is enough. Her personal trainer has not a clue,( he has made a lot of money) you know what put them all on the BIGGEST LOSER and lets see who win’s

Johnny V on September 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Dr. Oz? goodbye yellow brick road!

Mistress_Dee on October 1, 2009 at 6:42 am

The sexual famine statement may sound weird, but seems to be right on the money from my perspective. I bet if you take a poll, you will find most marriages lack intimacy on a regular basis. Studies show that uneducated people have more sex than educated individuals. I never thought in a million years I would be in a marraige averaging sex 4 times a year. I have 3 kids, so yes we were active once. We are in our forties. I here comments from other guys that indicate the same.

aGuy on October 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I dont know if we are in a sexual famine but I think we are in an intimacy famine and a moral famine. We have evolved to a society that a 27 year old man can father 14 children and not have to pay for any of them. We have raised our children to believe its not about taking responsibility and fixing the wrongs you commit its about finding someone else to blame. People can’t spank there kids because they may end up in jail. When did America stop becoming about each person striving to work towards there own American Dream and become about Pathelogical Materialism.

JohnMc on October 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm


Now hear from a REAL DOCTOR…Sherri Tenpenny!

She gives the REAL DEAL about vaccines…INCLUDING HOW THE FASCIST GUBMINT FORCES PEOPLE TO TAKE THEM! Methinks this Oprah quack knows what’s actually in the vaccine, namely mercury, squalene and a host of other nasties.

Among those nasties…

Egg proteins: including avian contaminant viruses

Gelatin: can cause allergic reactions and anaphylaxis are usually associated with sensitivity to egg or gelatin

Polysorbate 80 (Tween80™): can cause severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Also associated with inferility in female mice

Formaldehyde: known carcinogen

Triton X100: a strong detergent

Sucrose: table sugar

Resin: known to cause allergic reactions

Gentamycin: an antibiotic

Thimerosal: mercury is still in multidose flu shot vials


Now that last thing concerns me most of all…as Thimerosal has been linked to Autism. And just this week there have been reports out about the number of cases INCREASING to a supposed 1 in 91. Well what if I were to tell you that number is EVEN MORE SEVERE? TRY 1 IN 67!

But don’t tell all this to UNCLE RUPEY AT FIXED NEWS!


Bob Porrazzo on October 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I think there is a significant focus on society-level sexual relations instead of how individuals add up to the overall problem. Commentors have discussed media sexualization, instances of purportedly excessive or irresponsible reproduction, and minors becoming involved as well. These are symptoms of the fundamental problem– a lack of healthy, intimate, and moderate sexual activity.

What the doctor hopes for is not wild and crazy sexual activity to become more prevalent. Rather, Americans are reaching too many legitimate blocks in having a healthy and regular sexual consistency. Be it in finding a partner (in a busy world where people hold high standards for potential partners and have few opportunities to seek them out,) or fostering sexual activity in an existing relationship, there are symptoms in our society that we have an unbalanced setting.

If you have a healthy sexual lifestyle, please sit down. The increase of sexual themes in the media is the result of our sexual famine. We don’t have it ourselves, so we look to the television to satisfy the desire, seek norms to emulate, etc.

As for minors, sexual curiosity will always be an element of their development. Sorry if that contradicts your social beliefs, and I don’t think that’s what the doctor was referring to anyway.

Zak Wear on December 13, 2009 at 9:12 am

Sorry, Oz is not a psychiatrist and has no clue as to human motivations. Ms. Smith is correct. From decent structure comes respect and stable families.

Occam's Tool on February 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

From CS Lewis: “Contraceptives have made sexual indulgence far less costly within marriage and far safer outside it than ever before, and public opinion is less hostile to illicit unions and even to perversion than it has been since Pagan times.”

And he died in the 60’s, if he could see us now.

In regards to a sexual starvation he wrote “Everyone knows that the sexual appetite, like our other appetites, grows by indulgence. Starving men may think much about food, but so do gluttons”

sg on March 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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