Thursday, January 12, 2006

Down with Oprah!!

As I have been reading Mainline Mom's opinion of Oprah, it has stirred up in me my many anti-Oprah feelings that have been brewing for years. If you have no idea what has started all this, see here.
So basically, I have long said that Oprah was the anti-Christ, which, before you get all up and religious on me, is a purposeful overstatement. My problem with her is that no matter how many "wonderful" and "thoughtful" things she does, I just keep getting a strong impression of arrogance and "see how great I am for doing all these wonderful and thoughtful things". I hate that. She has so much power, so much money, so much fame....but honestly, when I think of her, my spirit shudders. Like under all that "good" she has a rotting core. The reason I call her the anti-Christ, is that, if you have any Bible knowledge, the very sense of arrogance combined with power and charm are the attributes I've always imagined the Anti-Christ will have. She kind of creeps me out, because I don't get the sense that any of her "good deeds" are genuine or selfless.

There, I've said it. Flog me if you will, but please use decent language. ;)

4 comments:

rachael said...

hey, i'm with you on this one - the more i find out about her, the more it gets sickening.

MCANDOU said...

She needs to sit back, relax, and have a few kids. She doesn't know anything about raising children. It irks me when I'm watching her show (not often) and she gives advice on the subject. She's up there proclaiming to be an expert and she doesn't have the first idea of what it's really like.

Mainline Mom said...

Hey mcandou...that's exactly what I think! (and said in my post)

Yeah I'm not sure about the whole anti-Christ thing...and I do enjoy her show on occasion...but she is SO arrogant.

Bklyn Bob said...

thanks for a thoughtful exploration of a topic that, for too many around me, has turned too fundamentalist...

...from the random infrequent glimpses I catch, I'm concerned that people don't seem to see the cult-like, groupthink feel of the whole show,

that I've seen Oprah do shows about shows--where she in fact plays tape of seriously troubled average-person guests and complains that they ruined that show,

as well as shows where seriously troubled average guests come back to complain how they were treated by her, only to be lectured by Oprah that Oprah was right,

the constant shifting, never-fixed gaze of hers that conveys something bad--deviousness, opportunism, half-truth, whatever it might be...but it ain't good...

and a couple other show-related things...and of course, I will add a disclaimer that other and different female talk show hosts--past and present--are emminently more watchable than she...