December 29, 2008, - 10:57 am
By Debbie Schlussel
There’s a reason I own the website OprahSucks.com. She does. And she lies to her viewers on a regular basis.
The latest is the story she promoted on her show–twice!–about Herman and Rosa Rosenblat, a couple of Holocaust survivors who met in the camps and had this great fifty-years-plus love story. The thing is, it wasn’t true. Yes, the husband was a survivor of the Nazi death camps. But they met on a blind date in New York after the war.
It reminds me of another “great love story” Oprah promoted in her O Magazine, comparing a romance between Palestinian terrorists to “Romeo and Juliet,” and gushing over these murderers for eleven glowing pages.
The lesson of the story is that, yet again, Oprah is a liar and shouldn’t have the credibility she’s unduly been given by her mindless followers and the gushers in the liberal media. She didn’t do her homework. Her producers didn’t vet the couple or do the most basic bit of research. It’s just like some of those many other times she lied to her audience–instances I’ve repeatedly cited on this website:
* when she promoted medical quackery on her show–that’s been several shows;
* when she promoted the vile, anti-Semitic claim by a mental patient that Jews worship the devil, practice cannibalism, and ritually sacrifice their first-born babies:
I want to make it clear that this is one Jewish person, so don’t go around now, saying to people, you know, ‘Those Jewish people, they’re worshipping . . . .’ This is the first time I heard of any Jewish people sacrificing babies, but anyway – so you witnessed the sacrifice?
Oprah forced YouTube to take down the video, so there wouldn’t be proof, but it’s also posted here, and the entire transcript is here;
* when she promoted the idea we’d all die from eating a burger;
* when she promoted the phony memoir of author James Frey, stood by it (on Larry King) when it was proven false, then got all indignant on her show against Frey, when she, Ms. Thang, came under fire;
* when, on numerous shows, she lied about Islam and promoted it as a moderate, gentle religion that respects women, etc.;
* when she lectured us–on four different shows–about what a “moderate” country Jordan is and used fake footage of a woman in a hooker-like tube top walking the streets.
I know from my own experience with Oprah producers, whom I watched coach clients of mine on what to say for an intro piece when they appeared on her show. She used fake footage for that, too.
You cannot believe a word this woman says (including her claim that Obama will be a great President), or a thing you see on her show, read in her magazines, etc.
Problem is, millions of women in America and around the world believe every piece of fertilizer that comes out of this woman’s mouth and/or is promoted on her show. There’s a reason women make the Oprah Book Club books and Oprah’s Favorite Things items market successes: they’re gullible and, in general, have inferior critical thinking skills. Don’t worry–as they become more feminized, the men are catching up in this category.
If HRHSBotU [Her Royal Highness Supreme Being of the Universe] Oprah says it, it must be the gospel.
And that’s why the world believed this couple’s phony story about meeting during the Holocaust–because Oprah pronounced it “the single greatest love story . . . we’ve ever told on the air.” (And she would know what constitutes a great love story, given her bizarre, faux-relationship with Stedman.) If Oprah says it, it must be true, right? That’s what Hollywood producers, book agents, publishers, and even the National Holocaust Museum apparently think, since they all fell for it, after Oprah pimped it.
The losers in this are not, of course, Oprah and these gullible idiots. Oprah’s gazillions of blind, mostly female followers will continue to eat up anything she serves them without challenge or thought. The losers are the Jewish people and the many survivors of the Holocaust who, for years, have met with the vicious Holocaust denying anti-Semitic canards. Despite the fact that six million Jews were murdered in the Holocuast, this lie by this couple will only fuel that fire. Yes, Oprah has helped the Holocaust deniers. But, hey, since she already did a show on how Jews sacrifice their kids, no biggie. What’s one major slight on top of another?
For the record, some Jews did meet and fall in love in the camps, and some who were lucky to survive did marry. My grandfather met my grandmother through the camps. My grandfather met my grandmother’s brother in Bergen Belsen camp. Then, after the war, he and my grandmother got married in Belsen, as it was a displaced person’s camp. My mother was born there.
But all of these stories that actually happened–along with the entire Holocaust–are yet again under a cloud because the world’s most influential woman put a fraud on the air and heavily promoted it, without doing even the most cursory fact-checking.
Thanks, Oprah, for reminding us–as if we needed it–why Oprah sucks. And that she’s a big, fat–literally and figuratively and figure-atively–liar.