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Bill Maher Slams Oprah's Favorite Things

By Cindy Davis | Industry | December 23, 2010 |

By Cindy Davis | Industry | December 23, 2010 |

Ah Bill, I have to hand it to you - your cojones must be made of steel. Or maybe you just enjoy having them kicked - I know some people like that sort of thing. Either way, as a man who is seriously either loved or despised, the scales have just tipped heavily to one side as you have brought upon yourself the wrath of Oprah fans. And Godtopus knows there’s a shit-ton-O-O fans. Woman says you should read a particular book and sales go through the roof. Woman says you should buy something and sales go through the roof. Woman says this dude is smart, dude gets his own show. Woman wants a network, woman gets a network.

I don’t know what woman is going to do when she sees this:

Like him or not, dude has a point. I know some of you go nuts because he’s smug and liberal, and he is. But he also admits it. And then you have someone like Oprah who seems to like to think of herself in a certain way but puts on a show like this. Why isn’t that audience full of homeless kids or abused people who had to leave home? Why isn’t Oprah in some third world country giving someone else their favorite things instead of hers? If you’re managing to get yourself to the Oprah Show, I’m guessing you don’t need any of those things - you just want them. No one needs those things. So basically it’s just a day of celebrating Oprah sharing her rich shit with people who are already doing pretty well themselves. And you have to admit their reactions are pretty damned stupid.

Bill’s been dogging Oprah followers for quite some time now and in that regard, I think he hits the nail on the head. Like lemmings and with the enthusiasm usually reserved for a religious leader, people follow her Oprah-ness’s every word. I’ll be curious to see what, if any, response she makes.

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