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Dr. Phil Becomes the Left’s Public Enemy No. 1

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024
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by Shane Harris
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A new champion for sanity and common sense appears to be emerging: Dr. Phillip C. McGraw – better known to fans of the mustached TV personality as simply “Dr. Phil.”

In recent weeks, Dr. Phil has made headlines – and enraged the left – for his questioning of so-called “gender-affirming care” for children, criticism of pandemic lockdowns, and statements about the humanitarian disaster taking place as a result of the ongoing border crisis.

Dr. Phil, who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has been the host of Dr. Phil since 2002, has largely avoided taking sides on hot-button political issues throughout his career. But that now appears to be changing as he has increasingly spoken out against the most extreme aspects of social leftism.

In an appearance on the immensely popular “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast on February 20, Dr. Phil took aim at the transgender movement and specifically the experimental drug regimens and surgeries being peddled to minors.

“It’s interesting they choose words like ‘gender-affirming care,’” Dr. Phil said. “That’s interesting that they call it that, but really what they are talking about is hormonal therapy or sex reassignment surgery on children.”

As Dr. Phil shared with host Joe Rogan, many major medical organizations have signed off on providing this supposedly “life-saving care” to minors even amid serious concerns about lasting harm to kids who are confused about their gender. Despite the claims of transgender activists, there are no long-term studies showing that hormone therapies and sex change surgeries reduce suicidality among trans-identifying youth.

“I have never seen those organizations sign off on anything with less information as to whether or not it does long-term harm,” Dr. Phil said, referring to institutions such as the American Association of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. “I thought that the deal was first do no harm… All of the European countries, Sweden, Norway, they’ve all stopped doing it, because they say, ‘we cannot say in good conscience that it does no harm.’ Because it does do harm.”

Later in the episode, Dr. Phil also told Rogan about his visit to the southern border, which he described as “out of control.” Dr. Phil blasted the Biden administration for actions like ending the practice of using DNA testing kits to ensure children traveling with adults were actually related, which he said amounted to “paying money to take these children and sell them into sex slavery.”

Dr. Phil also raised the alarm about “the number of military-age men that are showing up with military haircuts, clearly in shape… These guys are showing up with six-packs and military boots.”

The left-wing media predictably reacted with outrage to Dr. Phil’s conversation with Rogan, employing all the usual attack lines about “xenophobia” and “transphobia.” Late night host Jon Stewart did an entire bit mocking Dr. Phil’s concerns about the border, while popular left-wing YouTuber Sam Seder called the podcast episode an “idiot contest.”

But Dr. Phil wasn’t done upsetting liberal media personalities. A few days later, he made an appearance on The View, where he made the case that COVID-19 lockdowns and school closures did far more harm than good for American kids and were in fact not based on any solid scientific evidence.

“Who does that? Who takes away the support system for these children?” Dr. Phil asked. “Who takes it away and shuts it down? And by the way, when they shut it down, they stopped the mandated reporters from being able to see children that were being abused and sexually molested and in fact sent them home and abandoned them to their abusers, with no way to watch, and referrals dropped 50 percent to 60 percent.”

Predictably, Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin objected, insisting that the government and public health authorities were “trying to save children’s lives.”

“They were the less vulnerable group and they suffered and will suffer more from the mismanagement of COVID than they will from the exposure to COVID,” Dr. Phil retorted. “And that’s not an opinion, that’s a fact,” he said, as the audience applauded.

Following his performance on The View, Dr. Phil continued his media tour with an appearance on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, where he suggested that President Joe Biden should take a cognitive exam. “People that have nothing to hide, hide nothing. So, why not?” Dr. Phil said.

While Dr. Phil has proven himself more than willing to criticize left-wing orthodoxy, it’s still probably safe to say that he’s not a through-and-through conservative. But that shouldn’t diminish how important it is that an individual with his level of cultural relevance has the courage to stand up and speak the truth while facing down the left’s cancel culture and media smear machine.

For an ideology as fragile and incoherent as modern leftism, the most dangerous thing is a popular, well-spoken person willing to public dismantle its core tenets – which appears to be exactly what Dr. Phil is set on doing.

Shane Harris is a writer and political consultant from Southwest Ohio. You can follow him on Twitter @ShaneHarris513.

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Jerry
Jerry
1 month ago

I haven’t been a fan of Dr Phil’s TV shows. However, I now have a very different read on the man. It takes big kahunas to stand up to the woke mafia especially by someone who has more to lose than the average American. I will hence forth respect what Dr Phil has to say because I identify with everything he is saying. Thank you, Dr Phil!

spitfire?1940
spitfire?1940
1 month ago

Bravo Dr Phil,time someone had the balls to speak out.My salute sir.

Reese
Reese
1 month ago

I like how Dr. Phil has spells out what’s going wrong in America without actually saying it’s because of the Democrat’s policies, but we all know that’s exactly why we’re in this mess today. The Democrats also know this mess is on them. That’s why Dr. Phil is now public enemy number one. The problem remains that liberal Americans aren’t smart enough to see what’s going on and the Republicans are too cowardly to do anything about it.

Freudosa
Freudosa
1 month ago

So proud of a fellow former psychologist. Between he and Jordan Peterson well at least hear the truth.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

The left seems to have quite an obsession with childrens genitalia. Stranger danger!

Melinda
Melinda
1 month ago

When liberals like Dr. Phil and Bill Maher are speaking out against left wing ideology, we know the country is going off the rails. What is unknown is whether or not we can get it on track again.

Kim
Kim
1 month ago

Good for Dr. Phil! Letting the progressives go unchallenged encourages them to go to the next step of ridiculousness. I’ve never seen so much crazy talk.
Last year, I had a conversation with a teacher. She believes that children opening up to her about their doubts (put there by others) or exhibiting strange behaviors does not need to be relayed to the parents. I asked if she condones giving children “help” with their gender (seeing specialists without telling parents), and incredibly, she said, “Yes”! To me, that’s child abuse and teachers do not have the right to act on any medical or psychological issue while excluding the parents. She said she grew up as “trailer trash” (her words) without strong parental influence, so it’s no wonder she thinks as she does.
That seems to be the way government gets closer to owning our children. They favor before- and after-school programs so they can indoctrinate them with their ideology. Public education these days is indoctrination. We must not relinquish parental authority to a government worker! Anyone “helping” minors with these life-changing decisions should lose their license and be locked up.

Daniel
Daniel
1 month ago

Thank you Dr.Phill. Boycott don’t vacation buy nothing from Colorado, Maine,Illinois, Hawaii, New York, Georgia and any other states that try to take President Trump off the ballot or allow sham trials.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

If you’re pissing off the snowflake unhinged lamestream media, you’re presenting conservative views. Well said Doctor Phil !!!!

Gary
Gary
1 month ago

This is the demon Locust Army it talks about in Scripture. the one third that followed Satan in the first world age, it’s their last big push before their Master comes back posing to be God. Their evil is evil can be anti-everything God stands for like the days of Sodom and Gomorrah time to make a stand stand for something or stand for nothing

Hgk
Hgk
1 month ago

From a fellow traveler commie who is finally seeing his errors.

The Armstrong Family
The Armstrong Family
1 month ago

Thumbs up to Doctor Phil!

Tammy
Tammy
1 month ago

Dr Phil is now a hero!

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

Gotta love watching the radical left wriggle and squirm. They simply can’t stand truth and common sense. Good luck, God bless, Dr. Phil.

DukesterO
DukesterO
1 month ago

Mid-course Corrections happen when ideology becomes more and more extreme, causing sensible people to ask more and more tough questions. Hopefully, it’s not too late to get back to sanity from following a course of unchallenged insanity for much, much to long.

David Bonnet
David Bonnet
1 month ago

Just as a reply to abc, who calls Dr Phil a hypocrite but has no interaction with what he maintains to be the truth which is typical liberalism because they can’t defend anything they believe.This as they completely dismantle all tenants of sanity that are the basis for keeping this nation together.

John
John
1 month ago

Not a Fan of Dr. Phil, not now or ever! But I do respect his courage in speaking the truth and standing up to be counted.To bad he couldn’t have mustered that courage earlier in the pandemic and the transgender nonsense. He could have saved countless lives but I guess better late than never.Hopefully he make peace with that.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 month ago

do not care about him one wat or another but am impressed that he took the stand against the insanity

Troy Curry
Troy Curry
1 month ago

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Sue
Sue
1 month ago

Kudos to Dr. Phil! Sounds like sound-clear thinking to me.

abc
abc
1 month ago

Dr Phil is a big time hypocrite.

Joy
Joy
1 month ago

Wow!

pamela
pamela
1 month ago

I too am happy with Dr. Phil coming out in a very constructive way telling the left the foolish mistakes they have made. He was honest and truthful about the whole thing. I have always liked the mans common sense approach to problems. It is what has kept him on stage and doing good things for others. People listen to him. He may not change the world but he has helped many. Thank God for people like him because even the Left will at least listen.

Marilyn
Marilyn
1 month ago

I am proud of what Dr. Phil has said. I hope our people will listen, and get these extremists, left wingers out of here. They have done a lot of damage to our children, and our nation

Elizabeth Cheever
Elizabeth Cheever
1 month ago

Thank you Dr. Phil for standing up for and speaking truth.

Sharon
Sharon
1 month ago

Great to see Dr. Phil speaking out!

That is
That is
1 month ago

Phil you aren’t even a doctor anymore lol

Joan
Joan
1 month ago

Thank you Dr. Phil. Look forward to seeing you on Merit and TBN. We need you and your expertise. Someone to say the truth about how things are ‘really’. God Bless you.

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