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Sunday, December 4th, 2016

DISPLAY OF POMPOSITY

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Maybe I’m wrong. But to me, this seems like quite an insult.

Oprah Winfrey has famously given audience members cars, paid off their debts and fulfilled their wildest dreams.

Now she’s giving her audience what she calls the “gift of giving back.”

On a show that aired today, Winfrey gave more than 300 audience members $1,000 debit cards, with the stipulation that they donate the money to a charitable cause.

“I can honestly say that every gift I’ve ever given has brought at least as much happiness to me as it has to the person I’ve given it to,” Winfrey said. “That’s the feeling I want to pass on to you.”

People can give the entire sum to one person — relatives aren’t eligible — or split it between causes. Everyone also got a DVD recorder to tape their stories for a future show.

“You’re going to open your hearts, you’re going to be really creative, and you’re going to spend it all at once on one stranger or spend a dollar on every person,” Winfrey said. “Imagine the love and kindness you can spread with $1,000.”

I like the quote “That’s the feeling I want to pass on to you.” How pompous and arrogant. As if no one gives to charity. Please–Oh please–show us how to love Oprah! Teach us to sing! Open our hearts and fill them with your greatness!

Excuse me while I go barf.

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  • Shocker.

    Agreed. “That’s the feeling I want to pass on to you…..the tremendous feeling of a tax write-off.” I wonder if she’s actually ponying up the $300,000 for this. Just more proof that this show is one giant pat on her back. BOO!

  • http://lastrow.wordpress.com/ Laz

    I wonder if anyone refused the $1000…

  • Maris For The Hall

    Great post Zoner. Note that the cards are Bank of America. Shocker had it right – a write-off AND corporate sponsored. Pleazzzzzzzzzzzzze!

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Thanks MFTH. Not only what you guys said, but add to it cheap programming. By giving away the DVD recorders they will get some citizen journalism for a future show.

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