Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Globe Gushes Over O (the Chunky One, Not the Lean One)

The Globe and Mail devotes a two-page spread to "The Oprah Effect". Apparently, said effect plays out in the main by enriching Oprah's constellation of acolytes (Rachael Ray, Dr.Phil, Oprah-BFF Gayle Whassername, etc.). As well, writes G&M TV scribbler John Doyle, Oprah has used "the templates of television to make the viewer a better person and the world a better place."

Gee, and here I thought the Oprah Effect was to drench the airwaves in syrupy uplift, narcissistic preening and Barack! Barack! Barack!

Shows how little I know.

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