Sunday, November 17, 2013

"The Moral Decline of Oprah"

As Glenn Reynolds points out in his short observation about this superb article by OLS hero Victor Davis Hanson, many of Oprah's fans saw the light back in 2008.  She's pretty much been a non-entity since then.  From Hanson's article:
Multi-billionaire Oprah Winfrey, after her surreal $38,000 handbag “racism” encounter in Switzerland, has just weighed in again on race and the presidency, as yet the nth way of hyping her new film: “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”

Nobody ever says? Has she read a newspaper columnist or turned on MSNBC lately?

Aside from her historical ignorance, Oprah Winfrey has increasingly turned to the race card to explain the president’s plummeting polls. In her race-obsessed world, Syria, Benghazi, the NSA, IRS, AP, and ACA messes do not explain why a reelected president crashes from a recent 60 percent approval rating to less than 40 percent in less than a year.
As always, Hanson's article is insightful and spot-on.  Definitely recommended.