Blunt Advice and No Pity Get Ratings for Dr. Phil

He made Cathy, a mom who raged at her son while driving, watch a videotape of herself yelling and froze it at the moment she said, “Shut up, Vincent,” then replayed her words 11 times at top volume as she hung her head and sobbed, a moment of counseling that came close to the aversion therapy scene in “A Clockwork Orange.”

I say right on.