March 8, 2006, - 5:22 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
We’ve written quite a bit about the absurdities of Oprah Winfrey and the mindless millions who worship her. Before it was her sickening apologism for Islamists and her “Look at Me in the Nawlins Death Crypt” shows, but now she’s decided to insult the seriously ill Dame Margaret Thatcher in a way that leaves us asking Oprah to look in the proverbial mirror.
She says Margaret Thatcher is “manly.”
The April issue of her magazine, “O”, of which Oprah is “Editorial Director,” asks about “Manliness: What is it? Who Has it?” The opening page of the article, “It’s a Guy Thing,” features a pictorial of all men (Mohammed Ali in the ring, Clint Eastwood in his younger days sticking his shirtless chest out,” Tarzan, etc.) . . . and Margaret Thatcher. The pictorial, captioned “Men overboard,” has Thatcher right over the “It’s a Guy Thing” title of the article.
The article–including an interview with Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield, author of “Manliness”–has Mansfield saying that Margaret Thatcher is not only manly but “aggressive,” more so than Hillary Clinton. Huh?! Again, Thatcher is very ill. Oprah’s attack is simply tasteless, now or ever. At least Big “O” is consistent. She’s always tasteless.
Sorry, Oprah, but Maggie Thatcher was more of a woman than you’ll ever be. Oh, and by the way, she was married (to a man) and had children. Judging from Oprah’s man, Gayle . . . er, Stedman, she does not know a thing about what is manly and isn’t. Certainly not the weeping, apologizing, cheating, lying guys-done-women-wrong “men” that have paraded across Harpo Studios stages for 20-some years.
Nothing manly about them.
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