Oprah’s Lack of Control
I agree with Naomi Schaefer Riley in her article “Oprah’s Bad Example” in the New York Post. Isn’t she supposed to be a model of civility and maturity? Yet from the day I first saw her on television I didn’t like her. I thought she was simplistic, sophomoric and lightweight. I could not understand why the public thought she was an intelligent heavyweight.
Well, (to be only slightly snide) she was and is a heavyweight. And every time she lost a pound her sycophants would applaud wildly. Yet I felt that her weight problems meant that she had a lack of self-control.
And her failure to marry Stedman Graham again shows a lack of control. Like a randy adolescent she says, “if I had the title ‘wife,’ I think there would be other expectations for what a wife is and what a wife does. First of all, you’ve got to come home sometimes.”
Hey, lady, when you’re middle aged you should come home sometimes. When you’re posing as the darling of the American consciousness you should be willing to make relationship compromises and to rise above your own hedonism.
You have made billions from representing middle class decency yet you are a rich, spoiled, selfish woman. I was prescient to dislike you from the moment I first saw you on television.
David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.