So Much for Oprah
When I first read about 9/11 and Oprah, I thought what a great idea. But as far as I'm concerned, after reading this, the chances are next to nil that Oprah will take on the quest for truth about 9/11.
Speaking in Baltimore on Monday at a fundraiser for Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Winfrey told the audience, "I have lots of things, like all these Manolo Blahniks. I have all that and I think it's great. I'm not one of those people like, 'Well, we must renounce ourselves.' No, I have a closet full of shoes and it's a good thing."Oprah would sooner renounce the poor and starving in Africa than give up her shoes. I don't see why working Americans would fare any better with a woman who doesn't tire of seeing her own mug on every issue of her useless monthly magazine.
Winfrey, 52, who is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, said she doesn't feel guilty about her wealth. "I was coming back from Africa on one of my trips," she said. "I had taken one of my wealthy friends with me. She said, 'Don't you just feel guilty? Don't you just feel terrible?' I said, 'No, I don't. I do not know how me being destitute is going to help them.' Then I said when we got home, 'I'm going home to sleep on my Pratesi sheets right now and I'll feel good about it.' "