June 3rd, 2009
07:11 PM ET
Have you taken a look at the latest Newsweek cover? Oprah graces it and the picture isn't terribly flattering. Neither is the accompanying article.
The world is full of Oprah fans and detractors. There are people who absolutely love her. They literally buy every word that flies from her mouth. She is the talk show host with the Midas touch. A wave of her wand, an endorsement from Oprah turns a product into a gold mine, whether it's a book or a few of her "favorite things".
But as can be expected not everyone is a fan. Her detractors will tell you that she's somehow managed to take unsavory topics, similar to those on the Jerry Springer and Maury Povich shows and serve them up in tasty bites, so the viewer doesn't feel like they bellied up to the buffet of life and stuffed themselves silly.
This Newsweek article acknowledges the talk queen's successes and what it deems her failures; mainly topics that touch on health, medical treatments and research.
"For 23 years, my show has presented thousands of topics that reflect the human experience, including doctors' medical advice and personal health stories that have prompted conversations between our audience members and their health care providers. I trust the viewers, and I know that they are smart and discerning enough to seek out medical opinions to determine what may be best for them."
Read the article... http://www.newsweek.com/id/200025
What do you think?
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