January 24, 2007, - 11:44 am

HOprah Watch: All Oprah, All the Time–“Oprah’s Roots”

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:


Me, Me, Me: Learn the HOprah Chant

(Oprah Mag Artwork Courtesy of the Talented David Lunde)

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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2 Responses

Okay, now I know the real reasons why you abhor Oprah. All this stuff about Oprah’s self-absorption and self-promotion is just a smoke screen.
If it hasn’t happened already, I hope one day Oprah will invite you on her show to hash things out and maybe reach some sort of understanding of one another. Oprah, if you or a rep of yours is reading this, please invite Debbie Schlussel on your show.

Norman Blitzer on January 24, 2007 at 10:05 pm

Hey Wolf, Oprah needs servicing — RUN!

Burt on January 25, 2007 at 11:51 am

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