January 24, 2007, - 11:44 am
By Debbie Schlussel
The ubiquity of HRHSBotU (Her Royal Highness Supreme Being of the Universe), Queen Oprah, is getting really annoying.
It’s bad enough that America is afflicted by her vapid daily talk show and monthly magazine. Then, came her multi-media self-promotion of the Oprah school in South Africa, then announcements of her Oprah reality shows developed for ABC, then an announcement about an ABC special on the Oprah school.
And now, tonight on PBS a/k/a “Palestinian Broadcasting System,” I kid you not, “Oprah’s Roots: An African American Lives Special.” As USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco wrote:
Winfrey is extraordinarily popular, and PBS has to do whatever it can to reach a broader audience [DS: by that he means expand the PBS audience beyond the two 68-year-old former-hippies-cum-cat-ladies normally watching the irrelevant channel]. Still we already know about Winfrey. It would have been nice to hear about someone else.
Is there any limit to Oprah’s self-absorption and self-promotion? Doubtful. It’s all about Oprah. Me, me, me.
Yet Another Reason Why Oprah Sucks.
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