NJ Area Doctor Requests Special Treatment in PA

Dr. Oz wants to be one of the Kool Kids:

Turns out, he wasn’t cancelled, the headline writer didn’t follow their own style guide:

The day after Oz announced his candidacy, The Inquirer’s front-page headline, photo caption, and first sentence all referred to Dr. Oz. That goes against the paper’s style guide, which reads: “Do not use Dr. on first reference for anyone with the title, whether they are a medical doctor or have a doctorate in a nonmedical field, to avoid complaints of unequal treatment from individuals who worked hard to achieve doctorates in nonmedical fields.” It specifies just two exceptions: obituaries, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sorry, Oz, no special treatment for you, except whatever New Jerseyans get when running for office in Pennsylvania.

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7 Responses to NJ Area Doctor Requests Special Treatment in PA

  1. Oneofthebobs says:

    Dr Oz. Isn’t that Doctor Ounce?

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  2. Wesley Sandel says:

    Some people go to med school to be healers. Some go to med school to be entrepreneurs. You make your own decision on whose motives and values you trust.

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  3. Buttermilk Sky says:

    They probably went with that style because most people don’t know his name is Mehmet. Dr. Oz is a brand, like Dr. Pepper, Dr. Demento, etc. If Phil McGraw ran for office (grid help us) they would call him Dr. Phil. It’s a newspaper, not a legal document.

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