Originally posted by Saphronia
Oprah has no talent? She's a genius. She could read by the age of two and was skipped several grades ahead. Her talent is her intellect, but maybe
in today's America that doesn't count for much. Some men are put off by powerful women so I understand that some may think she's scary, but
talent-less ??? I guess I'm put off because I didn't know she was this hated on...yes, some of yall is just plan hatin! Oprah is one of my
personal heroes...I just adore what she did with her life. To go from a Mississippi farm girl to one of the richest most powerful women in the world
is just a thing of beauty and a testament to the greatness of America.
I said it before, I will say it again, Oprah is a no-talent hack.
I was unlucky enough to see that Tom Cruise "interview". I was also unfortunate enough to catch some of her trip to NO.
I don't care how smart she is/was, how well she did at school or where she began. I wouldn't put her on television because she has no talent. The
same as Barbara Walters. There are numerous women in the media I admire, most of them in Australia (and on the ABC!), but Oprah, I cannot fathom. Or
rather, the phenomenon of Oprah I cannot fathom.
I had a teacher once who was a genius. An actual genius. But he couldn't teach a class to save his life.
Oprah, the woman who, through her own ignorance and self-adulation, nearly destroyed the US beef industry.
Oprah, the woman who wishes she was born in South Africa. Tell me again she's a genius.
And as for today's America. Nothin' to do with me...
Oh, yeah, it's a thing of beauty, alright. The fact that so many women in America have abdicated their thought processes in favour of Oprah.
"Oh, this book was in Oprah's book club, I must read it."
"Oh, Oprah said she wouldn't eat any more beef. I must stop, too."
"What should I write in my Oprah Diary today?"
Perhaps the fact that I'm too thick to follow the news or investigate anything for myself. Or the fact that I love a woman who screams in ecstacy
over her big star interview's latest revelation that he loves chocolate, vanill and butterscotch ice-cream when he's feeling low, just like me. Oh,
I know, I'm going to admire a woman who fakes hyperventilating when she announces that her lates guest is...
You want to see interview technique in action, learn from the master and watch Parkinson.
You want to see informative, compelling interviews in action, watch Hard-Talk.
You want to see issues affecting society being analysed and discussed with some resemblance to the facts...watch anything else.