Just an update on the Oust Oz campaign at Colombia University Medical School… After several days consideration, the media medico has issues a public counter-smear of at least some of the the fellow Columbia faculty members who, last week, petitioned the med school to boot out Oz…
In a lengthy Yahoo! Celebrity article posted last Friday, Oz is described as slamming his critics as, “people who love tobacco, pesticides, genetically modified foods, and have been in the slammer.”
Oz opened his retort, delivered in what he and his show’s producers framed as a ‘Special Report’, with a strong statement painting himself as a victim; maybe even a martyr:
“Public shaming and bullying me is not how it should be done. I know I’ve irritated some potential allies in our quest to make America healthy, but no matter our disagreements, freedom of speech is the most fundamental right we have as Americans and these 10 doctors are trying to silence that right, so I vow right here, right now: We will not be silenced. We will not give in.”
In short, as Bugs Bunny used to say to Elmer Fudd or Yosemite Sam, Oz has stated: “This means war!”
We’ll see who prevails…
~ Maggie J.