May 11, 2006, - 9:16 am

Me in USA Today on Egomaniacal Rev. Oprah, America’s “Mother Teresa?”

By Debbie Schlussel
I am quoted in today’s USA Today, regarding Oprah Winfrey, known to readers of this site as just plain HOprah.
The article is the cover story of the LIFE section (that’s the Purple Section, to you brain-addled HOprah fans) of the paper, and the gushing over this woman is just plain disgusting. People comparing her to Mother Teresa, claiming she is America’s moral authority. HUH?!
The author of the piece, Ann Oldenburg, told me her editors at USA Today refused to allow my URLs, DebbieSchlussel.com or OprahSucks.com to be mentioned in the piece. But, yet, they put in the URL of an Oprah worshipper. Gee, USA Today is not biased toward Oprah, is it?

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(Islamofascist Oprah by Preston Taylor Holmes of Six Meat Buffet)

Here are my quotes in the piece:

“No one person should have that kind of power to affect markets, politics or anything else,” says Debbie Schlussel, a lawyer, conservative columnist and blogger.
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Schlussel says Winfrey followers “are incredibly gullible, bandwagon-jumping trend-slaves.” Winfrey, she says, “acts as if her show has ‘evolved,’ but in fact, she still has the salacious sex and deviance stories, with a psychologist in the audience to make it seem highbrow and give it the kosher seal of approval. If this is the person whose morals we are putting on a pedestal, then America’s moral compass is in much need of retuning.”
The fact that Winfrey has never been married, never had children and is a billionaire distances her from her audience, Schlussel says. “How could anyone like this be in touch with the average American woman?”


I hate to disgust you too much with the sickening cult-worship quotes about this empty woman with a daytime talk show, but you must read these to see how low our society has sunk. Have a barf bag handy. The Rev. Jim Jones would be very jealous:

Over the past year, Winfrey, 52, has emerged as a spiritual leader for the new millennium, a moral voice of authority for the nation.
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“She’s a really hip and materialistic Mother Teresa,” says Kathryn Lofton, a professor at Reed College in Portland, Ore., who has written two papers analyzing the religious aspects of Winfrey. “Oprah has emerged as a symbolic figurehead of spirituality.”
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“She’s a moral monitor, using herself as the template against which she measures the decency of a nation,” Lofton says.
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Cathleen Falsani, religion writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, recently suggested, “I wonder, has Oprah become America’s pastor?”
“I am not God,” Oprah said in a 1989 story by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison that ran in The New York Times Magazine titled The Importance of Being Oprah. But at the time, Winfrey called her talk show her “ministry,” Harrison wrote.
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Claire Zulkey, 26, an Oprah follower who has written about Winfrey in her online blog . . . says, “I think that if this were the equivalent of the Middle Ages and we were to fast-forward 1,200 years, scholars would definitely think that this Oprah person was a deity, if not a canonized being.”
Marcia Nelson says that it’s not going too far to call her a spiritual leader. “I’ve said to a number of people – she’s today’s Billy Graham.”
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“Our culture is changing,” he [Minister Chris Altrock] says, “as churches are in decline and the bulk of a new generation is growing up outside of religion.” Instead, they’re turning to the Church of Oprah.


I’ve written a longer piece on Queen Oprah, Moral Authority of the Universe, which I’ll post later and from which my quotes were taken.

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12 Responses

Ofrah’s viewers are the very same ones who tune into The Jerry Springer Show and Maury’s Show when hers is not on. They also vote Democrat.

Thee_Bruno on May 11, 2006 at 9:50 am

People that tune into Jerry and Maury and appear on their shows are white trash hicks. Typically the ones who vote Republican.
The ones watching Oprah do vote Democrat, though. I’ll give you that one.

Manatoch on May 11, 2006 at 11:25 am

Mantuckus,
I already beat you to the punch about Springer’s and Maury’s viewers voting DemocRAT, so your comeback is as lame as you are. As for the ones who appear on all of those shows, well, yes, they are not too bright, hence, they, too, vote DemocRAT.

Thee_Bruno on May 11, 2006 at 11:35 am

That just confounds and scares me at the same time.
To me it is about the most stupid show on TV. It really is just mind numbingly stupid.
I just don’t understand the appeal…and in a way I am glad.
It’s not just Jerry Springer and Maury’s Show watchers, I’ve seen her appeal cross all lines. Rich women, supposedly educated women, just about all types watch her.
It’s just amazing to me the worship of this hack of a woman called Oprah. She’s about the smartest self promoter of all time.
I just don’t get it.

Jeff_W on May 11, 2006 at 1:33 pm

ORCA WINFREY IS A BIG FAT TUG OF GOO. SHE IS A BLOWHARD. I CAN’T STAND THE FAT ASS.

GOODOLREBEL on May 11, 2006 at 2:04 pm

Why the vehemence over Oprah? And why the need to denigrate those who disagree with your viewpoint/opinion?
Oprah is apparently in touch with the average American woman because millions tune in to watch her daily. If she weren’t, people would ‘vote’ with their time and do something else. What power she has accumulated has come from her apparent ability to touch the average American woman, and do so continually over many years. That is something which not too many people have been able to accomplish. Whether that ‘should’ be the case (which is just an opinion)or not, that is apparently the case.
And if the disparaging remarks here are from those holding fast to a certain moral compass, we apparantly need to be wary of it.

DMK on May 11, 2006 at 3:24 pm

“Oprah is apparently in touch with the average American woman because millions tune in to watch her daily.”
And millions also believe that O.J. & Michael Jackson are innocent.
Millions also believe that Al Gorebbels won the election in 2000.
Millions also believe that Klintoon was a great president.
Millions also believe in UFO’s.
Millions also believe that LIBERALS are patriotic.
There are millions and millions of bubble-heads in this country.

Thee_Bruno on May 11, 2006 at 5:44 pm

Why the vehemence over Debbie, DMK?
Well, millions have bought Britney Spears and Ashlee Simpson records and they can’t sing a lick. Paris Hilton is worldwide famous, is she a big hero, too? Not to mention Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Tom Cruise and a host of other goofs. Does their popularity mean they are superior humans?
What I am saying is that celebrities are worshipped by a whole bunch of stupid people, and America has a whole bunch of stupid people who need to quit watching TV 24/7 and think a little. I am not claiming to be a brain surgeon, but goodness, just a touch of common sense is all that is needed to see this silly celebrity worship is plain stupid.
No wonder the Founding Fathers were such geniuses since the culture wasn’t so polluted with such trash from TV.

The_Man on May 11, 2006 at 11:14 pm

Oprah is a C and lazy, God, I wish I could finish this

KOAJaps on May 12, 2006 at 2:37 pm

There is not much hope for those that idolize Oprah. Anyone that takes their problems to people like Oprah for solution doesn’t have the ability to think for themselves.

czekmark` on May 14, 2006 at 5:44 pm

I had to laugh at the comment at Oprah being in touch with the average american woman. Yup, Oprah your everyday average american woman.
Oprah being Mother Theresa is the very definition of an oxymoron. I would like to see her spend a week in a 3rd world country, with out her personal trainer, chef, and entourage…
The USA today article is nothing more that a fluff piece.

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