Why do so many people hate OPRAH?

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    Oct 29, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    I just can't figure it out. With all the money she's given out, support of good things in life, etc. It seems people have developed this universal "I hate Oprah" chip on their shoulders. I really don't understand it.

    AND, she was AWESOME in "The Color Purple." icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 29, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    I'm not really a fan of Oprah, but I do have a lot of respect for Oprah and her husband Gail.

    What I like about her show is that sometimes when the show is about couple issues, along with the straight married couples, there will be a gay or lesbian couple. Not to discuss gay issues, but the same problems the straight married couples are discussing. This can be just as important as political activism to end prejudice. It show we are not so different from them and helps to not be seen as threatening.
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    Oct 29, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    I'd be honored to meet Oprah and have a few cocktails with her.
    Other than that, I never really got into her shows. I just think she's good people.
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    Oct 29, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    I like her.

    One reason I read as to why some don't like her is the belief she is promoting a 'new age' religion. Also there is criticism of the advice she gives, with the critics saying she's giving easy answers, and that some of her solutions and tips don't apply to the struggling class.

    But I think those are petty judgments of her show. She has done so much, especially with the Angel Network. Oprah is a true humanitarian.
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    Oct 29, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    It's because she's so well liked. Haters are usually a very vocal bunch, so you hear more from them than from those that like. icon_wink.gif

    -Doug

    PS besides, it's the media, so it's all about pulling people down and stepping on them and trying to find dirt. That's entertainment to many.

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    Oct 29, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    And I thought it was just a Canadian thing to hate anyone who dares succeed (we are so egalitarian. LOL) Mention Alanis Morrisette or Paul Anka in Ottawa and they nearly spit.
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    Oct 30, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    I love Oprah....I think God fears Oprah!
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    Oct 30, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    She owes meh mon-ay! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 30, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    Heartrobb said her husband Gail.



    rofl

    I love the big O
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    Oct 30, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    People hate her because she's richer than they could ever imagine being,..
    I work with wealthy people all day everyday and i look and listen to everything they do because i'm trying to get there too.....
    Dont hate,, RELATE....
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    Oct 30, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    I wanna have her babies.

    I grew up watching her--I believe she is one of the few people out there in the celebrity universe who is honest, caring and truthful.
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    Oct 30, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
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    Oct 30, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    I love her but have to watcher in private, because the BF hates her. He says it’s because he doesn’t understand the hype “she is not that talented”.
    I won’t begrudge him; I feel the same way about the Situation—die already.
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    Oct 30, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    As an actress, she is incredible and I have great respect for her.

    As a person, I'm not a fan.
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    Oct 30, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    I keep reading her name as opera.
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    Oct 30, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    Heartrobb said her husband Gail.



    rofl

    I love the big O


    I'll give you a big O! icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 30, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    Why would anyone like someone who is constantly asking them to revise their life. Most prob think " Who is she sitting on such a high horse, judging me"
    Anyone who has watched her her show or listened to her on radio knows her message is nothing more than asking you. Are you the person you wanna be? Are you creating your own happiness? Do you value yourself and those around you? God forbid anyone would be a fan of someone who used her own resources to to change the quality of life for anyone anywhere in the wrld.
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    Oct 30, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    MeOhMy said
    As an actress, she is incredible and I have great respect for her.
    As a person, I'm not a fan.

    I hear this a lot and always wonder.... what's wrong with her person?
    Surely, she's just as flawed as the rest of us....icon_wink.gif
    Love ya Andrew.... ; )


    Yes, but flawed billionaires with flawed ideologies can cause a lot of damage with that money.

    A group of top "philanthropists" - some of the leading billionaires of America (including Oprah) - got together last year to decide where to 'direct' their 'charity', and decided it was to go to "population control."
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6350303.ece

    Giving resurgence to the population control movement is not a good idea, but rich elitists have been obsessed with this issue for the past century, and have done a lot of damage as a result of it, as a post-World War II evolution of early 20th century eugenics, which wasn't a good idea either.

    For a concise history of the population control movement, and its largely unknown crimes against humanity throughout the past century, see: Matthew Connelly's "Fatal misconception: the struggle to control world population":
    http://books.google.ca/books?id=CwImmRvyyiEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=matthew+connelly+population+control&hl=en&ei=M5HLTOmJGcO88gbOrs3AAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Here are some reviews of the book:
    http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/non-fiction/article3938455.ece
    http://www.economist.com/node/11402576?story_id=11402576

    This movement was driven by a highly centralized group of foundations, with names like Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie; which happen to be the same names and foundations that funded eugenics. For a concise history of the eugenics movement, see Edwin Black's, "War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race." Edwin Black is also author of the award-winning book, "IBM and the Holocaust," documenting how IBM literally organized the concentration camp system in Nazi Germany.

    "War Against the Weak"
    http://www.waragainsttheweak.com/

    Today, add to this list of population control obsessed foundations and individuals the names of Gates, Buffet, Turner, and apparently Winfrey.

    When eugenics was the principle elite ideology (and some say "religion") of the early 20th century, there were voices speaking out against it, but they weren't backed by the big money, so their voices weren't heard, and eugenics went on to result in the Holocaust. At the time, popular intellectuals, artists, authors and the like supported it, those who were considered "progressive." Names like George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell, and on and on.

    Population control, as one particular brand of modern eugenics, faces similar treatment. Highly supported and heavily financed among elites, it has become an ideology, a religion, a total world view. Many voices are heard in support of it, as that is where the money goes, and few are heard against it, so their views are sidelined, and everyone accepts one view point as reality; and thus, the social engineering project goes forward unabated. It has proven itself thus far to result in devastating consequences, but because those consequences have been mostly felt by poor women and men of colour in Third World countries, their voices go unheard. This movement, too, is supported by supposedly "progressive", popular, artistic and literary individuals. But I cannot support this movement, nor those who actively support it. I was sad to see Oprah among them, but that's reality.

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    Oct 30, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    For a little summation of the damage population control has done, this is from the New York Review of Books on "Fatal Misconception":

    "between the 1960s and 1980s, millions of people in India and other Asian countries were sterilized or had IUDs, as well as other contraceptives, inserted in unhygienic conditions. Numerous cases of uterine perforation, excessive bleeding, infections, and even death were reported, but these programs made little effort to treat these conditions, or even determine their frequency, so we don't know precisely how common they were. "

    "During India's "State of Emergency" in the 1970s, sterilization was made a condition for receiving land allocations and water for irrigation, as well as electricity, rickshaw licenses, and medical care. Connelly quotes a Swedish diplomat touring a joint Swedish/World Bank population program at the time who admitted, "Obviously the stories...on how young and unmarried men are more or less dragged to the sterilization premises are true in far too many cases."

    "Even China's draconian population programs received some support in the 1980s from the US-funded International Planned Parenthood Federation and the UN Population Fund. Before China launched its infamous "One Child Policy," concerns were being raised about its "voluntary" family planning program. In 1981, Chinese and American newspapers reported that "vehicles transporting Cantonese women to hospitals for abortions were 'filled with wailing noises.' Some pregnant women were reportedly 'handcuffed, tied with ropes or placed in pig's baskets.'"


    http://www.powells.com/review/2008_08_18.html

    Anyway, that's why I'm no fan. I just have a different opinion about respecting the value of life for everyone, not just billionaires.
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    Oct 30, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    collegekid2004 said
    Ciarsolo said
    Heartrobb said her husband Gail.



    rofl

    I love the big O


    I'll give you a big O! icon_eek.gif


    You're nasty.

    I like you.
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    Oct 30, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    Granted she has been charitable but it seems to megalomaniac the way she does it, like she wants to own the world. I think that's what people hate about her.
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    Oct 30, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidMe likes the Okra!
    I was in the dentist chair just yesterday and she had Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and all the original "Sound of Music" VonTrapp kids (now adults) on and it was really interesting... Gotta love them swanky dentist offices that let you watch your own personal flatscreen TV while they get your teeth white again. Damn, coffee coke and cum stains! .....icon_eek.gif jk!!!
    Actually it's that red wine *hiccup* that's a bitch to get off! Back to being as bright as the pearly white gates of heaven! Still kidding....!!!
    btw...kiddies.. cum doesn't stain your teeth!


    Thank God it doesn't stain teeth. I was worried.
    I have nothing against Oprah, my only concern is that a lot of people seem to accept everything she says and believes in simply because she is Oprah. Not really her fault though.
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    Oct 30, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    Plus:

    (the embedding was disabled, but this is hilarious)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZwSTadVGqE

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    Oct 30, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    MeOhMy saidPlus:

    (the embedding was disabled, but this is hilarious)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZwSTadVGqE



    Love this. Plus this one. another gem


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    Oct 30, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidI love her but have to watcher in private, because the BF hates her. He says it’s because he doesn’t understand the hype “she is not that talented”.
    I won’t begrudge him; I feel the same way about the Situation—die already.



    Ok maybe I can seen how sometimes she can get on a person's nerves but to say she's not that talented? She can sing and act her ass off. I'm guessing your BF hasn't seen "The Color Purple" or "The Women of Brewster Place" icon_confused.gif