In the midst of a severe economic crisis, where most people are going out of their head with worry over how they will be able to pay the bills next month, The Oprah Winfrey Show has turned into a mean joke. The titles of the most recent episodes of the show demonstrate why Oprah doesn't know how to be relevant any more.
11/23 - "Inside Sex Addiction Rehab." Imagine the kind of people who believe in the existence of "sex addiction." You definitely do not get more housewifely than that.
11/25 - "Remembering Ted Kennedy: Vicki Kennedy's First TV Interview." Of course, interviews with the spouses of important dead people can only interest those who have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with their lives.
12/02 - Perms, extensions, highlights…secrets exposed! Then, why Beyonce's sister Solange chopped it all off. Plus, Oprah's own hair history unraveled!
And here are some of the announcements for the future shows:
- Calling all overweight moms!
- Are you a military wife?
- Calling all weight loss winners!
- Need help throwing a dinner party or birthday bash
Maybe the age of self-satisfied navel-gazing of upper middle class Americans is over. I hope that the upcoming cancellation of The Oprah Show is a sign of that. Maybe we can all finally forget about dieting and start thinking and talking about important stuff.
** To top off her great qualities, Oprah likes the Kindle and promoted it on her show, which makes her my hero. You can see Oprah with her Kindle in the picture above.