Pennsylvania Senate candidates John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz faced off in their one and only debate Tuesday night, and after a rough start where Fetterman’s lack of experience in being a fast-talking fraud doctor was in contrast, he began righting the ship. In a nice exchange where Mehmet Oz side-stepped a question about how most doctors consider Dr. Oz’s many remedies to be ethically dubious at best, Fetterman dropped a very nice reminder for the viewers at home.
”It’s the Oz rule. If he’s on tv, he’s lying.”
Fetterman began his night by laying it all out: That Mehmet Oz is a liar who is using this Senate race to serve Mehmet Oz’s personal interests, and that Fetterman wants to serve the people of Pennsylvania. That one of these two men has a career of serving their community and fighting for those without a voice, the other is a TV doctor who sells fake dreams.
When asked about abortion rights, Oz literally said that he wanted the choice concerning abortion and women’s health to be made between “women, doctors, and local political leaders.” Read that back to yourself. Then watch it.
Other things Oz might want you to discuss with your “local political leaders” may include:
- Who you have a child with.
- Whether or not you can use contraception
One of the many things Fetterman had going for him is that he is not Mehmet Oz. Oz’s fast-talking, polished style that oozes the kind of hucksterism you might only find in the dictionary next to the word “inauthentic,” allowed Fetterman to simply point out that the fast-talking guy saying all of the crazy things was lying.
A reminder of which person had courage tonight and which guy was is a snake oil salesman.
Here’s a good summation of the night.
And another reminder.
And something to keep in mind as you look about the inter webs for news.
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