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  • Oprah Prefers Community Organizer Over Alaska Governor, Will Not Book Palin Until After Election

    09/05/2008 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Quaker · 54 replies · 251+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 5, 2008 | Quaker
    Oprah Winfrey will not have Sarah Palin on her show until after the November Elections. Will she have Sarah on after she wins?
  • ROSEANNE BLAMES OPRAH FOR RIFT IN DEM PARTY......(Moonbat cat claws out !)

    08/21/2008 6:01:34 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 55 replies · 321+ views
    EURWeb ^ | August 20, 2008
    Comic goes on another tear, vows to vote Cynthia McKinney for president. Roseanne Barr has followed up her Brangelina tirade with a verbal assault on Barack and Michelle Obama, Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and Democrats overall. The liberal comedian's latest blog rant also blames Oprah Winfrey's support of Obama for taking away primary votes that would've gone to Sen. Hillary Clinton. Below is Barr's posting in its entirety: democrats want to lose and therefore did not fully vet the candidate they shoved down everyone's throat. I am the first blogger to blog about...
  • The Tolle Way

    04/21/2008 6:44:34 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 16 replies · 154+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 4-18-2008 | Bob Reeves
    Ryan Alberti had a pretty good idea what to expect when he signed up for the Web class jointly taught by Eckhart Tolle and Oprah Winfrey. He’d already listened to a CD of Tolle reading his books “The Power of Now” and “Stillness Speaks” and liked his simple, gentle way of speaking. “I think he’s really a genuine guy that has an ability to translate some spiritual things in a very down-to-earth way,” Alberti said. Alberti doesn’t watch Winfrey’s daily TV show, but his wife is a big fan and tells him about it. “Even though I haven’t seen (the...
  • Is Oprah Starting Her Own Cult?

    04/17/2008 10:59:02 AM PDT · by kingattax · 69 replies · 1,658+ views
    FOXNews ^ | April 17, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    Oprah Winfrey may have gone too far in exploiting and distributing the teachings of a questionable New Age writer. On Monday night, Winfrey conducted her weekly Web "event" seminar with New Age writer Eckhart Tolle. His message: "Life is the dancer and you are the dance." Got that? The seminar was No. 7 in a series of 10. On the first 90-minute Webcast with Tolle, Oprah extolled the author’s virtues, calling his best-selling "New Earth" book "one of the most important books of our time," the seminars one of "the most exciting things I’ve ever done." Imagine that Winfrey considers...
  • Obama supporter Oprah takes a big dive

    04/08/2008 9:14:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies · 604+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/7/08 | COSTAS PANAGOPOULOS |
    Much hay was made nearly a year ago when Oprah Winfrey announced that she would support — and campaign for — Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Her effect in boosting support for Obama in early primary and caucus states like Iowa (which he won), New Hampshire (which he lost) and even South Carolina (which he won) is debatable. After all, according to a national survey of Democrats conducted in December 2007 by ABC News and The Washington Post, 82 percent of respondents claimed Oprah’s endorsement would make no difference in their vote, while 8 percent said it would make them...
  • Together Oprah and Obama are giving a soul to the Culture of Death

    03/15/2008 10:58:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/13/08 | John Jalsevac
    Eckhart Tolle, the New Age guru, who numbers amongst his disciples the wildly influential talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, who, in turn, is herself Barack Obama's most enthusiastic supporter, proclaims that history is at a moment of crisis. According to his theory, if humanity does not collectively achieve a state of "higher consciousness," then the race will soon violently destroy itself and the planet in a final conflagration of "egoic consciousness". It is a little eerie to hear a man who falls so firmly on the left echoing the apocalyptic theories of the religious right, and proposing much the...
  • Oprah Abandoned 'The Hot-Flash Cohort'

    03/09/2008 10:06:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 1,427+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Look for NOW to be setting up picket lines outside Rush's Southern Command, protesting the way Limbaugh has demeaned mature women, writing them off as the "hot-flash cohort." What an outrageous slur! You know, these right-wing men just don't -- What? It wasn't Rush? It was that avatar of elite liberal thought Tina Brown, writing in Newsweek? Never mind. Here's how Brown put it in Hillary and the Invisible Women [emphasis added]:
  • Mayor of New Orleans: "I Am A Vagina-Friendly Mayor"

    03/08/2008 3:12:26 AM PST · by chemicalman · 69 replies · 2,913+ views
    99.5 fm.com ^ | Friday, March 7, 2008 | 99.5 fm
    Ray Nagin welcomes "V-Day" Founder, Eve Ensler to city Friday, March 7, 2008 New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says he is "a vagina-friendly Mayor." Nagin made the remark while welcoming the author of the Vagina Monlogues, Eve Ensler to the city to promote the "V-Day" celebration in New Orleans next month.Scheduled to appear during 2 days of educational, cultural and entertainment events at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome, are Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Glenn Close, Salma Hayek, Sally Field, Christina Lahti and Faith Hill. Ensler says they will celebrate V-Day's 10 years of ending violence in the world....
  • If Only That Texas Pol Cornered by Matthews Had Said This

    02/20/2008 4:08:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 40+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Someone should tell Chris Matthews to go pick on someone his own size . . . Matthews enjoyed himself at the expense of a local legislator during last night's MSNBC coverage of the primaries. Kirk Watson [shown in a clip from today's Morning Joe] is a state senator from Texas and an Obama supporter. Matthews cornered Watson at length over his inability to name specific accomplishments by Obama. Credit Kirk for keeping a smile on his face, but there's no denying he was put badly on the spot. View the exchange here, via HuffPo.
  • Some folks shouldn't be voting

    01/27/2008 12:44:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 274+ views
    The Cartersville Daily Tribune ^ | January 26, 2008 | Chuck Shiflett
    If any recent day typifies life in this crazy modern world, it was probably this past Tuesday. World financial markets were in a meltdown and the Federal Reserve held an emergency meeting to cut the interest rate a massive three quarters of a point in an attempt to stave off a precipitous stock market drop. President Bush was working with congressional leaders on an economic stimulus package to reduce the likelihood of a recession. Meanwhile the U.S. presidential campaign was in full swing with Hillary and Obama having just ripped each other to shreds at a debate, and Fred Thompson...
  • Oprah Winfrey gets her own network

    01/15/2008 9:36:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 339+ views
    Gossip Boulevard ^ | January 15, 2008
    Queen of chat shows Oprah Winfrey is getting her own TV network. Discovery Communications and Winfrey have announced a deal where the Discovery Health network will be turned over to Winfrey next year, becoming the Oprah Winfrey Network. “This is an evolution of what I’ve been able to do every day. I’ll now be able to do that 24 hours a day. I’m thrilled about this opportunity. I’ve been asking myself for several years, what is the NEXT, capital N-E-X-T, after The Oprah Winfrey Show,”said Oprah in a press conference held on Tuesday. She didn’t say anything about specific programming...
  • Women vs. Oprah

    01/12/2008 5:30:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 170+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The absence of Oprah Winfrey from the frantic four last days of the New Hampshire primary campaign after her heavy schedule in Iowa backing Sen. Barack Obama may be traced to heavy, unaccustomed post-Iowa abuse of the popular entertainment superstar by women. Winfrey did not publicize it, but her Website was swamped with complaints after she went to Iowa. The principal complaint was that she betrayed women by not supporting Sen. Hillary Clinton. The criticism was described as personal. Several of these critics identified themselves as African-Americans, indicating that gender is more important than race for many...
  • PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FATE DETERMINED IN IOWA - Explain that to other countries (Barf Alert)

    12/24/2007 6:36:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 172+ views
    San Francisco Sentinel ^ | December 24, 2007
    Not even three million people live in the U.S. state of Iowa. But on Jan. 3, voters there will determine the fate of those seeking to become America’s next president. The battle has begun in earnest. The United States is a country that likes to explain democracy to other nations. It is also a country that starts wars to bring democracy to the world. It allows the candidates for its highest office, the presidency, to spend a year and a half campaigning, leaving no stone unturned as it delves into their past. Its political mood is gauged on a daily...
  • Randi Rhodes Slams 'Unbelievably White' Oprah

    12/16/2007 2:28:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 111 replies · 1,534+ views
    Newsmax.com email | December 16, 2007 | Newsmax
    Air America radio host Randi Rhodes unleashed a torrent of what's being called "liberal racism" and accused Oprah Winfrey of "acting" when she stumped for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. On her show last week, Rhodes discussed Oprah's appearances on Obama's behalf, and told listeners: "She was blacker than Obama yesterday . . . Let me tell you something. Everyone who watches Oprah are the whitest people in the world . . . Even the black men who watch Oprah are white women while they watch Oprah . . . "She's like so unbelievably white . . . Why is...
  • (Rape/Assault Victim) Central Park Jogger: Oprah Offended Me

    11/16/2007 10:06:02 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies · 1,753+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 15, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Central Park Jogger: Oprah offended me THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 8:09 AM EST, November 15, 2007 The victim of an infamous 1989 sexual attack in Central Park was shocked at what Oprah Winfrey asked her when she broke her silence 13 years later, the victim said in a new interview. In a 2002 interview for O, the Oprah magazine, the talk show host asked victim Trisha Meili -- known as the "Central Park Jogger" -- why she was running alone in the park at night. At the time, Meili, whose name was withheld, told Winfrey she realized it was "not a...
  • U.S. team probes Oprah's school (Sex abuse alleged)

    10/26/2007 7:53:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies · 244+ views
    News24.com ^ | 10/25/07 | Verashni Pillay
    Johannesburg-The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy has brought in an elite team of professional investigators from America to probe claims of abuse by an employee, the school told News 24 on Thursday. "We have engaged professional investigators of the highest standing from South Africa and the United States to conduct a fair and impartial inquiry into these claims," said school CEO John Samuel. Provincial co-ordinator of the police units investigating child abuse, superintendent Andre' Neethling, met with the team which included a retired Chicago policeman. The academy also provided psychological support and counseling services to pupils, following the scandal at the...
  • Matron at Oprah Winfrey's £30m girl school accused of 'sexually abusing pupil'

    10/23/2007 8:00:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 95+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/07
    Matron at Oprah Winfrey's £30m girl school accused of 'sexually abusing pupil' Last updated at 10:23am on 23rd October 2007 Oprah Winfrey made a weekend dash to South Africa amid allegations of sexual abuse at her girls' school. It was the chat show host's second visit in 10 days after serious claims of misconduct were made against a matron at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a school for underprivileged children near Johannesburg. Chief executive John Samuel said the South African police child protection and sexual offences unit had been told of the internal investigation. Oprah Winfrey at the...
  • Two Lewd Tuesdays: Oprah promotes, Whoopi volunteers for irresponsible sex

    10/07/2007 4:25:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 80 replies · 2,386+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 10/3/07 | Colleen Raezler
    What is going on with women’s talk shows? On Tuesday, October 2, Whoopi Goldberg told The View’s audience that she would like to “do” the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, along with her husband, Paul Pelosi. On Tuesday, September 25, Oprah Winfrey featured a couple who have an open marriage, along with experts that encourage women to have “friends with benefits” and use pornography. Whoopi’s comments stemmed from an exchange earlier in the show in which she needled Barbara Walters about interviewing “her man,” Paul Newman. The good-natured ribbing quickly descended into dialogue more befitting a...
  • Enough with the Uncle Tom Name calling

    08/01/2007 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 26 replies · 1,111+ views
    Enough with the Uncle Tom Name Calling Black Americans, who love their country, are not separatists and do not view everything through the prism of race are called “Uncle Toms” by black civil rights dinosaurs that refuse to acknowledge black progress. Imagine the absurdity of a sports team winning the championship refusing to accept the trophy. Civil rights pioneers fought a great fight and won. And yet, many of them reject victory and seek to punish contemporary blacks who are prosperously moving forward in their lives thanks to the heroic efforts of these civil rights pioneers.
  • Oprah Winfrey to Raise Money for Obama

    07/17/2007 5:32:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 791+ views
    My Way News ^ | July 17, 2007 | DEANNA BELLANDI
    Forget the girl of YouTube videos. The real Obama girl is doing her part for the candidate. Talk show host Oprah Winfrey plans to hold a Sept. 8 fundraiser for Democratic hopeful Barack Obama at her palatial estate near Santa Barbara, Calif., according to campaign spokesman Dan Pfeiffer. Obama has raised more than $58 million for his White House bid. Forbes magazine estimates that Winfrey, the Chicago-based host who boasts a lot more, including a magazine, is worth $1.5 billion. Obama already enjoys the support of Hollywood moguls like David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Winfrey's fundraiser is another chance...
  • An Open Letter To Oprah Winfrey

    04/16/2007 6:28:04 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies · 1,415+ views
    4/16/2007 | Self
    Dear Oprah: After Don Imus's comments and his apology, you're promoting a discussion that you say "needs to happen" on your show today. Fair enough. But what exactly is the "discussion." I've heard many describe the comments of Imus last week as "racist, sexist" and "approaching homophobic." Those are pretty charged words in and of themselves. But before we go any further we need to define ourselves. Oprah, you were a mystery to me when I watched the newscasts you presented on WJZ-TV Baltimore in the 1970's. The promos for you even said: "What is an Oprah?" I think it's...
  • Oprah for President

    02/11/2007 9:26:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 70 replies · 952+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2007 | Mary Grabar
    Much has made of the fact that the next president could be either a woman or a black man. Much is also made of the "Oprah factor"—what will Oprah do? Who will she endorse? Pundits wait. We-e-ell, Oprah is both black and female. Why not simply elect her for President?
  • In Douglass Tribute, Slave Folklore and Fact Collide

    01/23/2007 6:46:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,096+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 23, 2007 | NOAM COHEN
    At the northwest corner of Central Park, construction is under way on Frederick Douglass Circle, a $15.5 million project honoring the escaped slave who became a world-renowned orator and abolitionist. Beneath an eight-foot-tall sculpture of Douglass, the plans call for a huge quilt in granite, an array of squares, a symbol in each, supposedly part of a secret code sewn into family quilts and used along the Underground Railroad to aid slaves. Two plaques would explain this. The only problem: According to many prominent historians, the secret code — the subject of a popular book that has been featured on...
  • The ‘powerless’ need to hear the truth, too [Clarence Page]

    01/08/2007 1:44:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,013+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | January 8, 2007 | Clarence Page
    Oprah Winfrey's poke at the short-sighted materialism of some low-income students has delighted conservative commentators, but that doesn't mean she's wrong. Liberals love to "speak truth to power," but the powerless need to hear the truth, too. Knowledge, after all, is power. Don't keep it to yourself, I say. Spread it around. That's why the Queen of Daytime Talk did poor folks a favor when she candidly explained in a Newsweek interview why she decided to build her lavish new school for impoverished teenagers, the $40 million Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, in South Africa instead of the United...
  • Weatherman Roker Thunders at Oprah Critics: 'Boo on You, Shut Up' [Video]

    01/05/2007 5:05:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies · 1,823+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To quote Jimmy Durante: everybody's trying to get into the act. At the "Today" show, it's not enough anymore to be subjected to the liberal preaching of Vieira, Lauer and Curry. Now weatherman Al Roker wants to harangue us, too. Roker had been off for a few days, and this morning we found out why: "We were in South Africa at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. Life changing. Good for her. She's done such an amazing job." Wonderful. Good. Glad to hear it. But Al didn't stop there"And to the people who are castigating her: boo on you. If you've...
  • Winfrey Talks to Presidential Patron

    10/17/2006 9:37:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 713+ views
    WENN ^ | Monday, October 16, 2006
    Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has finally convinced a man who has been backing her for President in 2008 that she will not run for office. Kansas City, Missouri, math teacher Patrick Crowe has been on a non-stop three-year "Oprah for President" campaign, complete with T-shirts with Winfrey's image, banners and signs. Winfrey's lawyers threatened legal action against Crowe until the talk-show titan told them to back off, and she decided to call Crowe personally to discuss the matter. He tells the New York Post, "(Oprah) got right to the bottom line. She said, 'Well I just wanted to let you...
  • HOprah Watch: Blechh! Oprah Mag Picks Daily Kos' Zuniga, Assorted Libs "Real Sexiest Men Alive"

    09/30/2006 4:42:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies · 848+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | September 29, 2006 | Debbie Schlussel
    Gross! Oprah's "O" Magazine picks "The Real Sexiest Men Alive" ("Real" is underlined in the mag) in its October 2006 issue. And all we can say is: BLECHHHHHHH! Among her top 16 of allegedly "sexiest" men alive are far-left moonbat-in-chief blogger Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. Eeeuuuuwwww. What is sexy about him? Conspiracy theorists are sexy? Who knew? He's number 7...
  • Michael Moore: 'Oprah for President'

    09/09/2006 11:48:45 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 813+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/9/06 | Reuters
    Maverick U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore steered the Toronto International Film Festival firmly toward politics with a scathing denunciation of the Iraq war and a preview of his next film, "Sicko," which slams a patchwork U.S. health care system. Moore, who won an Oscar for his 2002 anti-gun film "Bowling for Columbine" and set a box office record for another documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11, about America after the 2001 attacks, highlighted his views on Iraq to loud applause from a clearly sympathetic audience. "Here we are 3 1/2 years (into the war) and we are not able to secure the road from...
  • Two {Houston} Teachers resign amid test-cheating suspicions

    07/30/2006 6:56:33 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Two teachers resign amid test-cheating suspicions ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON (AP) - Two teachers at a school once lauded by President Bush and Oprah Winfrey for spectacular marks by its poor black students have resigned after being accused of giving fifth-graders answers to tests. Houston ISD officials said Sheryle Douglas, 55, and Shawn Manning, 39, admitted providing students the questions and answers to an earlier Stanford 10 Achievement Test as practice for this year's exam at Wesley Elementary School. Scores from that test partly decide which Houston teachers get bonuses in the nation's largest merit pay program, which awards up to...
  • Hitting back at hip-hop hustlers

    07/10/2006 5:48:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,391+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | July 10th, 2006 | Stanley Crouch
    Having grown up in the midst of many intelligent, down-home and courageous black women, I was appalled for 20 years by the silence of the women who were being demeaned and turned into sex toys so consistently in the worst hip-hop imagery. Where were the descendants of those black women who gave so much of the heat to the civil rights movement and made so many sacrifices for it? Why didn't anyone have the moxie, in the spirit of Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer, to take on the $1.5 billion rap industry? Perhaps because, in our culture at this...
  • The divine Miss Winfrey?

    05/11/2006 12:04:47 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 30 replies · 714+ views
    USA Today ^ | 5/11/06 | Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
    After two decades of searching for her authentic self - exploring New Age theories, giving away cars, trotting out fat, recommending good books and tackling countless issues from serious to frivolous - Oprah Winfrey has risen to a new level of guru. She's no longer just a successful talk-show host worth $1.4 billion, according to Forbes' most recent estimate. Over the past year, Winfrey, 52, has emerged as a spiritual leader for the new millennium, a moral voice of authority for the nation.
  • Oprah’s insensitivity

    05/31/2006 9:52:28 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 424+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 30, 2006 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Recently, Oprah Winfrey aired a special show featuring author and Holocaust survivor, Elie Weisel. Oprah and her guest toured Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp in Poland. Weisel was a survivor of Auschwitz. Winfrey...uttered a statement that was an insult to the millions of Americans and others who fought against Hitler's war machine. Speaking to Weisel, Winfrey said of the Holocaust, this all went on while the world did nothing. Winfrey made her comment based on Weisel's statement that the Allies knew of places like Auschwitz as early as 1942. The truth is, some historians do not agree with Weisel's take...
  • Oprah's Compassionate Confusion (30 million Americans living in grinding poverty)

    04/21/2006 3:54:28 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 68 replies · 2,051+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Thursday, April 20, 2006 | Michael M Bates
    You think Tom Cruise hopping up and down on Oprah’s couch was as silly as it can get? You must have missed the talk show queen’s recent program about people living on low wages. Claiming that 30 million Americans are working full time but are still stuck in poverty, Miss Winfrey cited the statistic as a “shameful secret” proving that the promise of the American dream has been broken. But there’s more: “This is why New Orleans happened. This is why it happened. Because you had people who were working, service people, minimum wage jobs, working people who didn’t have...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 04-12-2006

    04/11/2006 11:45:50 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 208+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-11-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Can you hear Oprah almost sing? She says that "wealth is a good thing" Sounds like an echo of Gordon Gekko (The PC crowd's discovered bling!)
  • File a FCC complaint: Oprah violates FCC indecency guidelines.

    02/24/2006 7:05:39 AM PST · by mft112345 · 91 replies · 2,741+ views
    http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200602/tows_past_20060223.jhtml
    On February 23, 2006 during her nationally broadcast 4 PM show, aired on WJLA in Washington D.C., Oprah interviewed three female sex addicts (http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200602/tows_past_20060223.jhtml). During the interview, Oprah stooped to the level of Howard Stern and asked one guest if she had "let men ej*!%$@te in her face." This reference to excretion clearly violates community standards and should be investigated by the FCC. In fact, in the FCC's Indecent Broadcast Restrictions, the agency states that it "has defined broadcast indecency as 'language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards...
  • Bruce Willis Weighs in on James Frey and Oprah (and Bill Clinton!!!)

    02/16/2006 3:25:42 PM PST · by Hildy · 38 replies · 728+ views
    IMDB ^ | February 16, 2006
    Bruce Willis has jumped to the defense of controversial author James Frey, declaring he was unfairly attacked on Oprah Winfrey's TV show last month. Frey has been criticized for embellishing parts of his best-selling book, A Million Little Pieces, which was originally billed as a memoir. The Die Hard star says on TV show Access Hollywood, "Look at what happened to James Frey in the last two weeks. That's a great book and so is the follow-up book. And just because his publisher chose to say that these were memoirs, it took it out of being a great work of...
  • "A Million Little Rigoberta Menchus" (Will Liberals Demand TRUTH From OTHER Phony Books?)

    01/26/2006 2:02:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 356+ views
    Self | January 26, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    I just got done watching the Oprah interview where she tore author James Frey apart for lying in his "memoir," "A Million Little Pieces." Others joined in such as Richard Cohen and Frank Rich who DEMANDED honesty in memoir books that are supposedly non-fiction. Not too much of a problem for these folks to make such a demand on Frey since his lying "memoir" is non-political but would they make such demands on lying "memoirs" by liberals? "I, Rigoberta Menchu" leaps to mind since it is supposed to be the TRUE memoir of a Central American Indian who was oppressed...
  • Memoirs May Not Change After Frey Debacle(a million little pieces)

    01/13/2006 1:50:00 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 504+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 1 13 06 | HILLEL ITALIE,
    NEW YORK - Now that Oprah has spoken, and forgiven, don't count on any major changes in James Frey's "A Million Pieces" or in how publishers ensure the accuracy of memoirs. With the force of a Supreme Court ruling, Oprah Winfrey phoned in to "Larry King Live" this week, at the end of an hour-long interview with Frey, and reaffirmed her support for his memoir of addiction. She declared that the allegations that Frey had fabricated some parts _ including a three-month prison stint that apparently never happened _ were "much ado about nothing" and that the book should be...
  • Oprah Defends Book in Surprise Call

    01/12/2006 3:14:17 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 45 replies · 1,505+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 12, 2005 | Hillel Italie
    Oprah Winfrey broke her silence about James Frey's disputed memoir of addiction, "A Million Little Pieces," dismissing allegations of falsehoods as "much ado about nothing" and urging readers who have been inspired by the book to "Keep holding on." "What is relevant is that he was a drug addict … and stepped out of that history to be the man he is today and to take that message to save other people and allow them to save themselves," Winfrey said Wednesday night in a surprise phone call to CNN's Larry King, who was interviewing Frey on his live television program....
  • Oprah agrees to guest shot with Letterman - BUT WHO, IN HIS RIGHT MIND, CARES?

    11/23/2005 9:01:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies · 1,666+ views
    AP - Buffalo News ^ | November 23, 2005 | David Bauder
    Oprah, Dave. Dave, Oprah. The cold war between television titans Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman has thawed to the point where Winfrey has accepted Letterman's invitation to appear on the "Late Show" on Dec. 1.
  • Alisa Mau-Maus Oprah Winfrey

    09/29/2005 12:29:20 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 535+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Sept. 29, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    So, any of you catch the hilarious op-ed in the NY Times today? The one where the author, upon hearing that Oprah has re-ignited her book club to include living authors again, basically begs to be on the show? Sounded familiar. Sadly familiar. This is me: "Please, Oprah! Pleeeeezzzzeee!" Yup. I've written to Oprah a few times. ... I've told her about following my heart to success. About putting my brother through school so he could follow his heart, too. About the sales of the book. The movie deal with Jlo and Laura Ziskin. The TV deal at Lifetime. About...
  • Dr. Phil here, Oprah coming Tuesday (Houston)

    09/05/2005 2:43:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 548+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 5, 2005
    Shannon Stapleton / Reuters Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey views the flood-ravaged Ninth Ward in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Sunday. Dr. Phil McGraw paid a visit Sunday afternoon to Katrina evacuees at the Astrodome. There he consoled the thousands of evacuees with words of advice at an impromptu "town meeting." The meeting was taped for airing on a future edition of Dr. Phil. Oprah Winfrey will be in Houston on Tuesday, also to tape a future show, according to one Reliant Center official. Ellen DeGeneres, a former New Orleans resident, was also expected to address Hurricane...
  • Oprah Fan Club has Nobel Goal

    07/15/2005 7:46:40 AM PDT · by RushCrush · 22 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-6-05 | Amy Doolittle
    A local group has organized a petition drive to nominate television talk show host Oprah Winfrey for the Nobel Peace Prize next year. About 10 District-area members of the unofficial Oprah Winfrey for the Nobel Peace Prize Fan Club say Miss Winfrey's humanitarian work, generous giving and "high fashion" makes her worthy of such an honor. "This is something that's been inspired by God," said Rocky Twyman, 56, a devoted Oprah fan from Rockville who is leading the petition drive. "It's a grass-roots campaign in its very beginning stages." Yesterday, Mr. Twyman and the group canvassed the area around the...
  • The Genocidal Phantoms of the Oprah - (daytime TV talk show queen favors Palestinian cause)

    06/10/2005 2:46:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,289+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JUNE 10, 2005 | STEVEN PLAUT
    You know things are really getting out of hand when TV hostess Oprah Winfrey decides to go jihad. Yes, Oprah, the waddling guru of the bored middle-class at-home housewives, has repeatedly taken time off from teaching her followers about closet organization and thigh reduction, in order to promote the Palestinian cause. She has run one-sided articles about the Middle East conflict on her show and and in her O Magazine. Whenever the subject of terrorism is broached on her show, Oprah studiously avoids allowing anyone to link it to Palestinians or the Hizbollah. She interviewed mothers of suicide bombers who...
  • Publicity may not always be a boon at the box office - (Tom Cruise, Oprah & Scientology = bad PR!)

    06/03/2005 10:49:49 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,864+ views
    LA DAILY NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | Greg Hernandez, Staff Writer
    With Hollywood desperately trying to end its 14-week box office slump, the release of superstar Tom Cruise's newest summer blockbuster ought to guarantee a big payday. But the star's erratic behavior lately - including a love-struck appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" with new girlfriend Katie Holmes and his out-there promotion of the Church of Scientology - could backfire and turn off the huge potential audience for the costly science-fiction epic "War of the Worlds" being released June 29 by Paramount Pictures, industry experts said Thursday. "He just seems so outside himself and so bizarre," said brand and image consultant...
  • Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister - (says we should feel sorry for Mohammed Atta; so "tragic!")

    05/25/2005 7:58:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,539+ views
    DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL.COM ^ | MAY 25, 2005 | DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL
    Ann Coulter says Katie Couric is “the affable Ava Braun” of daytime TV. But Couric’s got nothing on Oprah Winfrey. Oprah is the affable Joseph Goebbels of daytime talk . . . of chick magazines . . . of Oprah seminars—and every other medium in which the self-anointed high priestess of the religion of Oprah has her hands. Through all of these, Oprah preaches “how to be your best self” and “live your best life.” Unfortunately, a predilection for radical Islam and excusing terrorists is a prominent element of Oprah’s “best self.” Cheating husbands don’t get off as easy as...
  • Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister

    05/25/2005 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 28 replies · 2,501+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | May 25, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister May 25, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Ann Coulter says Katie Couric is “the affable Ava Braun” of daytime TV. But Couric’s got nothing on Oprah Winfrey. **** Cheating husbands don’t get off as easy as Islamic terrorists, murderers, and torturers in Winfrey’s world. **** Last month, Oprah’s “O” asked readers to understand “The Heart of a Destroyer,” Mohammed Atta. You remember him—the Al-Qaeda ringleader of the 9/11 hijackers who murdered 3,000 Americans. But that’s not exactly the way “O”’s “reading room” wants you to remember him. Beneath a picture of young Mohammed and his smiling...
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day - (Barney Frank "caught on tape!")

    05/11/2005 5:32:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 30 replies · 2,627+ views
    LIBERAL LUNACY.NET ^ | MAY 11, 2005 | Staff
    Barney Frank, the Democratic Representative to Congress from Newton, Massachusetts keeps it gay in Philadelphia where he got to the bottom of things with rising political star Mike Evans. You might say that Barney is a "hands on" politician. Frank, who is openly homosexual, got caught blatantly fondling an up-and-coming politician's buttocks at a public event. According to gay weekly the Washington Blade, the frisky Frank was escorting rising gay politico Mike Evans into the VIP section at Philadelphia's Equality Forum when he boldly seized the opportunity to cop a feel from the younger man. The tush-grabbery was caught by...
  • Cameron Diaz: "If You Think Rape Should Be Legal, Then Don't Vote!" (Hollywood Whacko BARF Alert!)

    09/30/2004 9:55:40 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 216 replies · 18,099+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/30/04 | Matt Drudge
    On Oprah's Wednesday 'voting party' show featuring very important celebrities like P. Diddy (Vote or Die!), Drew Barrymore, Christina Aguilera, svelte suffragette Cameron Diaz took to shock tactics to get the female vote out. After a discussion on lynching and the vote, Diaz spoke of the dire consequences for women if they sit out this election: Ms. DIAZ: We have a voice now, and we're not using it, and women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies. We could lo--if you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote. But if...
  • Oprah Winfrey jury convicts on first-degree murder

    08/18/2004 9:54:24 PM PDT · by Nonesuch · 9 replies · 437+ views
    The Age ^ | August 19, 2004 - 1:17PM | AP
    Oprah jury convicts Chicago August 19, 2004 - 1:17PM Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is screened by security as she enters the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago to serve as a juror. Picture:Reuters A United States jury that included TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey convicted a man of murder after a trial that turned into a media frenzy because of her presence in the jury box. Jurors deliberated for more than two hours before convicting 27-year-old Dion Coleman of first-degree murder in the February 2002 shooting death of 23-year-old Walter Holley. Coleman is to be sentenced in September and...