Generally speaking Dr. Phil has seemed to me, over the years, to be pretty hostile to anything AP-ish. He seems to be a very rigid, rules-oriented guy...pretty sterotypical of our father's generation instead of our dh's.
It's a shame too, since I think that his straight-talk can be useful sometimes. But his bias against things I'd consider to be AP staples (extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, gentle discipline) makes it difficult for me to respect his views on other matters.
Of course I'll not watch this episode...don't need the stress of fussing at the tv. I'm just glad that my MIL never watches anything remotely informative...so I know she'll not watch it and attack us for homeschooling.