August 21st, 2013
08:47 PM ET

Jerry Springer defends Dr. Phil's tweet: "I don't see what the problem is"

Dr. Phil's drunk girl tweet.

The talk show host is under fire after posting a controversial tweet, which said:


According to a show representative, the tweet was deleted the moment he saw it, but the damage was done.
Dr. Phil declined to be interviewed but issued a statement saying,

"This Tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label. It was a poll question, not a statement or a joke."

Outfront: Talk show host, Jerry Springer.

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  1. James D. Humbert

    Why not explain then make the show# Stupid Public Affairs

    August 22, 2013 at 10:52 am | Reply
  2. James D. Humbert

    That is a normal question to ask potential guest for his show, because then you can line up those who say yes, ask them why, then let them know the hard way that it's RAPE!!!! Dr. Phil was not asking for advice on his own endeavors.

    August 22, 2013 at 10:48 am | Reply
  3. Arshad Sherif, M.A., M.Ed.

    Jerry Springer is a trained lawyer and a far better talk show host than Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil never goes beyond stating the obvious. But he tells you the obvious with such great authority that the average viewer actually thinks that he is saying something profound. Dr. Phil is a perfect example of what a mediocre intellect can accomplish on nothing more than pure confidence. He projects confidence and he has turned himself into an industry on nothing more than that confidence. He wants you to believe that he is a prophet. But he is really a simple-minded lightweight possessing very little depth. Dr. Phil's arrogance has made him a fortune and it is his arrogance that has masked well the paucity of his intellect. It is amazing that he has duped an entire nation this long.

    August 22, 2013 at 1:33 am | Reply
    • James D. Humbert

      What does this have to do with his tweet, all the you have stated, partially true, is in his book.

      August 22, 2013 at 10:50 am | Reply

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