It’s just that Oprah is terrible and owes all her success to Sally Jesse – the first woman to host a daytime talk show, and also the most dynamic, thought-provoking, and curiously sassy. If you haven’t visited Sally’s website of her syndicated radio show (they are doing some real neat things with fade away graphics), you must.
From Sally’s site: “You go to school, you get a master’s degree, you study Shakespeare and you wind up being famous for plastic glasses…go figure.” I would argue she also inspired a generation of middle-aged professional woman not to worry too much about their hair.
Ricki Lake is another talk show host who was vying for my support. Ultimately I felt that despite her frequent denouncements of racism, the subjects in which she chose to fill her show – uneducated, hostile pugilists from socioeconomic problem areas – only reinforced those very stereotypes she spoke out against. Also Ricki no longer has a show, which made supporting her difficult.
I would also like to act peremptorily and officially allege my support to dogs, chocolate, sex, and, depending on the strength of the anti-depressant lobby, happiness.