I mean... Dr. Phil has gotten owned on his show numerous times. He's not this brilliant, honest or ethical personality in his own right. It's pretty easy to fuck with him or make him look stupid.It's like watching someone poke a grizzly bear in the eye with a stick. How the hell did he think provoking Dr. Phil was gonna go?
The problem with Eric is that he doesn't have a leg to stand on. It's obvious he's a con-artist, and he doesn't have the skill to convince people otherwise. Any human being who wants to take down Eric can do so easily because he's provided them with all the ammunition they need to do so.