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Oprah lied about poverty, sex abuse, tell-all book claims
NY Post ^ | April 12, 2010 | JEREMY OLSHAN

Posted on 04/13/2010 2:37:17 AM PDT by Scanian

Oprah Winfrey embellished her poor upbringing and made up stories about sexual abuse to boost her ratings, her relatives say in Kitty Kelley’s new biography.

Although Winfrey claims she never had any new dresses or dolls, and had to adopt two cockroaches as pets growing up in rural Mississippi, her cousin contends she was actually relatively “spoiled” as a little girl.

“Where Oprah got that nonsense about growing up in filth and roaches I have no idea,” Katherine Carr Esters said. “I’ve confronted her and asked, ‘why do you tell such lies?’ Oprah told me ‘that’s what people want to hear. The truth is boring.’”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: childhood; exaggeration; lies; mississippi; oprah; winfrey

1 posted on 04/13/2010 2:37:18 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

No surprise here.


2 posted on 04/13/2010 2:45:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Scanian
Although Winfrey claims she never had any new dresses or dolls, and had to adopt two cockroaches as pets growing up in rural Mississippi...

Why, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh-out-loud at that!

3 posted on 04/13/2010 2:45:14 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Scanian
and had to adopt two cockroaches as pets growing up in rural Mississippi

Huh?
She actually said that?
And people believed that rubbish?
*** shakes head***

4 posted on 04/13/2010 2:46:20 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

Who watches her show? Hint: Begins with a W and ends with a m.


5 posted on 04/13/2010 2:48:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: SmokingJoe
and had to adopt two cockroaches as pets

She never stopped the cockroach collection, did she?

6 posted on 04/13/2010 2:55:46 AM PDT by Hardraade
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To: Hardraade

She is a total racist. There are 2 particular radio interviews where she gloats ho she only has white working for her . She’s a pig and always has been .


7 posted on 04/13/2010 2:58:39 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: Scanian

Whether the ‘allegations’ are true or not, this is a classic example of why you MUST share your extreme, obscene wealth with those that are willing to sell you out to the ‘highest bidder’. s/s/
Guess hearing this ‘stuff’ for what seems like forever, this particular relative decided she would/could start her own road to riches.
Is this purposely timed to the retirement? Now her family can begin cashing in on her ‘fame’ by degrading and selling her out, as the people that fawned at her feet for all these years will snatch up all the dirt and gossip, continuing the cash flow ..

BTW....I am NOT an OW fan
BUT some have accused me of being a tad cynical— in fact I doubt this ‘person’ really exists, just another way OW has come up with to ‘fleece’ her adoring public.....


8 posted on 04/13/2010 3:10:58 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 ) FIRE ALL INCUMBENTS)
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To: sonic109
"....she only has white working for her ..."

Sorry....Not true. ;D

9 posted on 04/13/2010 3:15:34 AM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: Rummyfan

yeah, that was rich


10 posted on 04/13/2010 3:31:21 AM PDT by j.argese
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To: Scanian

Why does any of this matter? Most of what we see on TV is a lie anyway.


11 posted on 04/13/2010 3:34:55 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Scanian

Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi.

- Oprah Winfrey in The Jerk


12 posted on 04/13/2010 3:37:44 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: pnh102

Amen to that. Propaganda and lies. The best tool the Marxist ever had.


13 posted on 04/13/2010 3:38:39 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Scanian

14 posted on 04/13/2010 3:39:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Altura Ct.

15 posted on 04/13/2010 3:41:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: bmwcyle

The real p!sser here is that she destroyed the guy who wrote “Million Little Pieces” because it wasn’t true.


16 posted on 04/13/2010 3:42:33 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Rummyfan
you'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh-out-loud at that!

LOL! Well put. With props to Oscar Wilde.

17 posted on 04/13/2010 3:42:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Celerity

A product of liars is they have trouble see a lie themselves.


18 posted on 04/13/2010 3:46:32 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Celerity

Good call.


19 posted on 04/13/2010 3:49:52 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Scanian

Kitty Kelley’s I quit reading right there.


20 posted on 04/13/2010 4:07:46 AM PDT by pas
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To: Scanian

A hack author writing a book about a charlatan.

Hmm, think I’ll skip this one.


21 posted on 04/13/2010 4:15:13 AM PDT by kb2614 (Cheer up, for the worst is yet to come!)
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To: Rummyfan

You know the great part of being given two cockroaches as pets? You soon have 4, 8, 16, and then about 4,200 cockroaches. More than enough to give away to other deprived children!


22 posted on 04/13/2010 4:24:20 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: pnh102
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23 posted on 04/13/2010 5:55:55 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Scanian
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‘why do you tell such lies?’ Oprah told me ‘that’s what people want to hear.

This is the mentality of the DNC.

24 posted on 04/13/2010 7:19:46 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Scanian

ROSANNE!


25 posted on 04/14/2010 8:53:12 AM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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