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She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire.She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
The power of Winfrey's opinions and endorsement to influence public opinion, especially consumer purchasing choices, has been dubbed "The Oprah Effect". The effect has been documented or alleged in domains as diverse as book sales, beef markets, and election voting.
The book club became such a powerful force that whenever Winfrey introduced a new book as her book-club selection, it instantly became a best-seller...Being recognized by Winfrey often means a million additional book sales for an author.
From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race.
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
Fake audiences and callers have been around since the 1950's and it pretty normal. I dont think most people are fooled.
Originally posted by blocula
reply to post by holywar666
Its no accident when people get their faces seen and their voices heard on television.Every single one of them has an agent,is the child of someone who has an agent,or is dating someone who is an agent or a producer.Every single person seen in every mind numbing television commercial,selling mostly useless and meaningless products that no one really wants or needs.Every single person seen on television talk shows crying their crocodile tears,while spilling their guts out for all to see and hear.Every single screaming loud mouthed audience member attending those talk shows,who get a few moments of camera time directed at them.Every single person seen convulsing in holy ecstasy during organized religious events and every single person seen crying and fainting at political rallies. Every single one of them is an actor and an actress whos paid to lie,while following a prearranged script.Because we are living in a fabricated world,filled with fabricated people...
edit on 14-4-2012 by blocula because: (no reason given)
Doesnt matter to me if its from 1988 or 1588,the truth it exposes,is still the truth...
Originally posted by babybunnies
You had to go back to 1988 to find an Oprah interview worth posting about on ATS?