Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I don't GET Oprah

Apparently some show that's been on for a few years is ending. Perhaps you've heard of it? It's hosted by a woman named Oprah. I... don't get Oprah. Truth be told, I don't give a shit about Oprah, her show, her book club, her weight or anything else that Oprah touches. Full disclosure: I have never watched an entire episode of her show. I just don't find her or her guests that interesting. Does that mean someone has to come take away my Woman Card? Fine. You should know that I *HATED* Titanic too.

Oprah seems like a nice woman and she did a fantastic job rising from humble beginnings to be a zillionaire so that's pretty inspirational I guess. But let us remember that she inflicted Dr. Phil on us too. I don't understand how this journalist managed to rise above all the others to become the Voice of God or something like it.

On February 28, 2011 Christiane Amanpour interviewed Muammar Gaddafi and his sons. Oprah? She hosted her Ultimate After Oscar Party. The endorsement of one of these women is believed to have secured the Democratic nomination for Barack Obama. And it ain't the one who Yasser Arafat hung up on during an interview. That's not to say that I think Christiane Amanpour should be the Cult of Personality either. I don't think ANYONE should be that influential.

Oprah's show in its current iteration will soon disappear. I'll continue to buy books that don't have Oprah's seal of approval. If it's on the menu I'll continue to eat beef from wherever it is she said you shouldn't eat beef from (or whatever the FUCK that was about...) and my life won't change a bit. It's a little odd to me that the loss of a show on the tee-vee is apparently going to change the lives of others, and not for the better. And I'm more than a little afraid of what may fill the void.


Samantha said...

Let's not forget she bought Discovery Health and it is now the OWN network. Which before I moved from my parents house and tried to watch something on their EVERY commercial is about her. It is kind of crazy how obsessed people are with her and her with herself. That being said I am neutral on Oprah, don't care either way, and I don't have cable so I suppose that makes it even easier.

The Host said...

You're lucky. I don't have cable either and the one channel that comes in clear as a bell is the one that carried Oprah. With any luck I'll never see her again!