Friday, April 09, 2010

Oprah Winfrey Attacked by Parasite

A book about television host, producer and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is drawing a sickening amount of attention for “poison pen” biographer Kitty Kelley.

The book, Oprah: A Biography (Crown) will be published on Tuesday. Earlier this week, The New York Times rolled out a spread worthy of a socialite or a rock star in an “interview” by Deborah Solomon called “The Secret Sharer.” With an opening that sounds like it’s straight out of a scandal sheet (is this what the NYT is falling to?) Solomon begins:
Your unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey, who turned daytime television into a form of confession and became one of the wealthiest women in the world, comes out this week. The book presents her as a cold manipulator who requires everyone around her to sign confidentiality agreements. What do you consider the most significant disclosure in the book?
And Kelley, with a clear eye to sales, responds:
What I think is the most tantalizing part is that she’s so secretive, that there are so many secrets.
Winfrey is best known for her international philanthropic work and the almost startling success of almost all of her enterprises. She has at various times been called the most affluent African Americans of the 20th century, the most influential woman in the world, the greatest black philanthropist in American history and was, for a time, the world’s only black billionaire. Winfrey’s book club, has often been attributed with the power to sell more copies of books she mentions than any other single source.

Kelley is one of the best known celebrity biographers in the world. She’s written about the Bush family, the British Royal family, Frank Sinatra and others. Kelley is listed as number 80 in Bernard Goldberg’s 2005 book, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (HarperCollins).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think if you knew the truth you would readjust your idea of who the parasite is between Kitty Kelley and Oprah.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 3:07:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it will be a fascinating read. If I didn't like Oprah (good and bad) I wouldn't read it. She is human. She is more relatable with faults.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2:16:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the way she showed no sympathy towards McKenzie Phillips and fawned all over Ms Whitney Houston she deserves to be exposed as well.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 2:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

What the hell is wrong with you? Goldberg's list is an idiotic hack job that targets liberals almost exclusively (you have to be a white supremacist like Michael Savage to make the list as a conservative). It's full of Nobel laureates and accomplished statesmen. This is what he said about Ted Kennedy:

"Ted Kennedy has gained the reputation for being the 'conscience' of the Democratic Party, and yet how can he have a conscience if he was against the Iraq War?"

The cover advertises that Al Franken is number 37, presumably for his efforts in decoding the falsehoods of the right wing noise machine.

Kitty Kelley's spot on that list is an accolade, and that you include it as an indictment of her character speaks volumes about your intelligence.

Monday, April 12, 2010 at 1:01:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Oprah and Whoopi like each other?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 2:26:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant, Do they like each other?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 2:27:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oprah, we love you!! You are an inspiration to so many and have extended your generosity to help so many....regardless of race, gender or creed. Keep your head held high, no one can tarnish your reputation. It's not what people call you, it's what you answer to and you answer to a higher calling......We are proud of you and everything you stand for. If more were like you this world would be a better...let me say a wonderful place to live.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:45:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought she looked thinner

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7:50:00 AM PDT  

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