While You Weren’t Looking, Dr. Phil Became Insanely Based

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Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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At some point in the recent past, Dr. Phil McGraw became insanely based, and he displayed this new vibe during an interview on “The View” Monday.

McGraw held nothing back when it came to criticizing agencies that supported COVID-19 lockdowns, particularly in the U.S. school system. “In like 08, 09, smartphones came on. And kids stopped living their lives and started watching people live their lives. And so we saw the biggest spike and the highest levels of depression, anxiety, loneliness and suicidality since records have ever been kept,” he told the chat show hosts, referencing data on the years before COVID.

“And then COVID hits ten years later, and the same agencies that knew that are the agencies that shut down the schools for two years. Who does that? Who takes away the support system for these children? Who takes them away and shuts it down?” He went on to call out the school lockdown idea for essentially abandoning children with their abusers. And clearly the hosts of “The View” really didn’t like hearing this revolting truth about the pandemic.

It really was a beautiful exchange to observe. McGraw exemplified the type of truth-to-power voices we need in corporate media right now, and it seems to be his new beat.

Later that same day, Dr. Phil went on “Jesse Watters Primetime,” where he repeated his points about school lockdowns and offered a broader critique of the “tyranny of the fringe.”

“Most of the people in America don’t have or want to have an enemy. So they’re not as focused and they’re not as organized [as the radical fringes,]” Dr. Phil told Watters, urging Americans to focus on fixing actual problems instead of letting a small group of extremists ram their crazy ideology down everyone’s throats.

A week earlier, Dr. Phil sat down with podcast host Joe Rogan and tore into the defund the police movement. “The people that were yelling defund the police weren’t speaking for the people they were protecting in those neighborhoods,” he told Rogan. Very based indeed. For more on that topic, check out the Daily Caller documentary “Lawless.”

During that same interview, he mentioned the launch of a whole new network called Merit Street Media, which is set to premier on April 1.

“I have committed myself to owning the debate lane in America,” he said. “I’m willing to let all sides come and say what they want to say, but they gotta be willing to answer hard questions.” So get ready for a lot more Based Dr. Phil content.

Taken together, these media appearances offer a clear message: There’s a new Dr. Phil in town. He’s here to chew bubblegum and kick lefty ass. And he’s all out of bubblegum. (RELATED: Dr. Phil Gave A Brutal Diagnosis When He Was Asked What’s Wrong With Kanye West)

Since concluding his self-titled show in 2023, McGraw has been working to apparently “increase his impact on television and viewers,” according to Variety. We were told this impact would hit as early as 2024, and here we are! McGraw’s latest book “We’ve Got Issues: How You Stand Strong For American’s Soul And Sanity” is focused on the failures of the pandemic, among other topics.

The book sounds like it’ll be essential reading for understanding the macro-mental health decline we’ve experienced in the west since the widespread adoption of the Internet and the insane delusions that have accompanied it … a message we can all agree is Based AF.