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Feb. 17th, 2006 | 03:25 am
posted by: zeroheretic in oprahisnotagod

Anyone who saw Dave Chappelle interviewed by James Lipton on Inside the Actor Studio + his interview by Oprah should be able to clearly see how abysmal she is at interviewing guests. All she does now is "paint by numbers". She may have once had talent interviewing celebrities, but that talent remains in hibernation inside a woman who has amassed vast wealth and the typical laziness that goes along with it. Her crackerjack staff of hopeful media players assembles the most relevant questions and she just recites the words.

In a way, I think of her as the most lucky woman in showbiz. Being a fan of hers has become so commonplace in the closeted racist suburban mother that she can do no wrong even when she fucks up. One of Howard Stern's staff members recently hit the streets to find female Oprah fans, setting out to discover what it would take to thwart their allegiance. "Oprah recently called an intern a filthy Jew. Does this change your opinion of her?" - just as an example, not a direct quote. (He was more creative.) He was hard-pressed to find one woman that did not immediately forgive her, and also offer up a justification for his [fictional] claim.

I feel that she is a worthless, but highly fortunate champion of guilty American white women. So do we blame her, or them?

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psychobiddy, qu'est que c'est?

From: psychobiddy
Date: Feb. 17th, 2006 09:08 am (UTC)
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See, I am inclined to be more sympathetic towards the soccer moms than that. They seem to be so desperate for community & so lacking in self-confidence that they'll just trust anything & everything Oprah says, because everyone else does & it makes them feel like they're a part of something. They think of Oprah as a friend, even though all she wants from them is money to fuel her power. Kind of like the Antichrist. ("In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist has come to mean a person, image of a person, or other entity that is the embodiment of evil & utterly opposed to truth, while convincingly disguised as wholly good & a bringer of truth." From Wikipedia. I tried to find the precise passage, but the Book of Revelation spooks me.) But I'll not go there.

I think suburban American women are worth a lot more than that; they deserve better than Oprah. There need to be ex-Opraholic support groups, I'm serious. These women need to get out & make real friends, real human connections. They need to rise above what they are told they are worth. They could perhaps start by reading a book they are actually intrigued by, instead of one Oprah commands them to like. It's small, but it's a start.

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HeretRx0

From: zeroheretic
Date: Feb. 17th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)
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Maybe I'm just being a racist / sexist here, Ok. But I think what this country needs is a white female icon. It's about fucking time for it. We need a woman to show up and blow some sense into the hearts of Americans. Oprah's never going to do it, because she's too interested in herself. We need a crazy-ass honkie. Nothing to lose, and a big mouth. And not some silver-spoon like Martha. I'm talking about Courtney Love, only with a point.

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psychobiddy, qu'est que c'est?

From: psychobiddy
Date: Feb. 17th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)
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Hehe. I've actually met Courtney Love. Which is funny because I hate her. But I probably only hate her because, like you said, she doesn't have a point. It would be nice to see a radical female icon (of any race), but The Powers That Be would never allow that to happen. Women are left to think for themselves. It's not such a bad idea, but most of them just don't want to make the effort (or take the risk).

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HeretRx0

From: zeroheretic
Date: Feb. 17th, 2006 09:28 am (UTC)
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Any powerful woman, should she choose it, could usurp the system. I believe that. A good-looking woman could do it faster, but that's only because we live in a camera culture. You women are too hooked on comfort. When things get uncomfortable, you start taking risks. This has been my observation.

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