Dr. Phil is a hack. The only reason he has any sort of fame is because he conned his way on to Oprah's show back in the late 90's, and she obviously buys his bullsh*t because she gave him a show. Most of the crap that comes out of Dr. Phil's mouth is, in fact, crap. He finds a way to bend information to fit a certain narrative, and would rather go for ratings than produce any meaningful content. EVEN THOUGH he gave us the "cash me ousside" girl, Dr. Phil is indeed a laughable hack.
But this time McGraw said some REALLY dumb words when asked about the college admissions scandal, and inferred parents wouldn't be proud or want to brag about their kids going to Slippery Rock University. The back-handed comment and his apology are below.
I, like most rational people (I hope), never give Dr. Phil a second thought. He's known for saying dumb stuff, but to dismiss the university and thus entire town and then act like you never knew Slippery Rock existed, is a little extreme. Here's his apology to the school.