Dr. Drew Pinksy - Media Whore

I don't know what kind of "doctor" that Drew Pinsky is, but I am amazed at his lack of ethics. He will say anything to garner attention. The thing that irritates me the most, is that he will make a snap diagnosis of a celebrity like Charlie Sheen or a public figure like Casey Anthony who is on trial for killing her daughter, without even seeing the "patient". In other words, he does his consultation and makes his diagnosis by watching TV.

Now there has got to be something wrong with this. The latest is that when the defense attorney tried to introduced allegations that Casey Anthony was sexually molested by her father (to save her from the death penalty), he said on TV "it certainly sounds like she was". My goodness. If I were the father, I would sue for millions of dollars.

Oftentimes psychiatrists will tell you that it takes multiple, multiple sessions to probe the personalities to discover the pathology of mental illness. Drew Pinsky can do without even seeing the patient. He is a quack, a charlatan and a media whore. I don't know what his ratings are, but he shouldn't be on TV.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Drew Pinsky is, indeed, a media whore. He's carved out a commercial niche for himself over the years (no crime in that), but done so very aggressively, greedily, opportunistically - in the process, trampling professional medical ethics, all commonly held notions of doctor/patient confidentiality, non-exploitation, etc etc... I just shake my head these days, listening to him rant on&on against Conrad Murray (who is an atrocity) as if he, Pinsky, isn't self-serving & exploitative in his own right & at patients' expense. He's a media whore - in denial. And you know what he says about addicts in denial.... they deny it. And so it goes.... Sigh.