Mark Steyn

Conservative author Mark Steyn points out how powerful Oprah Winfrey is at turning a cause that was really meant to support women facing sexual harassment in the workplace to also supporting racial disparities in America and her own, possibly political, agenda reports Fox News.

First, Steyn did have to give credit where credit was due when talking about how masterful Oprah is at giving speeches and being able to be a great orator that can convince just about everyone to come to her side.

Steyn said that she was “the least idiotic person at that awards ceremony last night.”

“She was crafty and cunning in the way she tied her personal story to this #MeToo business,” he said.

He said speeches like Winfrey’s made him feel bad for Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims, in the way he felt bad for those “that had been sexually abused [in England] by these Muslim grooming gangs, while opportunist activists and politicians turned the scandal into a way to advance themselves.”

That was Steyn’s main criticism about the event, that these actors and celebrities, while seeming to care about the struggles of all women, really took this cause as a chance to further their own goody-liberal-i’m-so-morally-righteous agenda with their base.

He said Winfrey “appropriated [#MeToo] to herself… at a skill level that’s way beyond [other activist actresses like] Meryl Streep or any of those other ladies.”

He also brings to light how easily Oprah seemed to change the subject from women being abused to racial injustice in America. She skillfully brings into her speech Sidney Poitier, the first black actor to win the academy award for best actor, and also bringing up the story of Recy Taylor, a young wife who was raped by six white men in Alabama.

All of these events seeming to be disconnected, but Oprah connects them nevertheless and then lets the end of her speech to turn back to the women to say, “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”

With all this talk about creating the next “leaders,” sounds a little like the beginning of a political campaign, doesn’t it?

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  • Evermyrtle

    Oprah is really good at what she does, we must remember that the white man made a lot of mistakes, but, all the mistakes are not made by the white man, even though, he is responsible with the black race being here, in the first place!!

  • bless us all

    she would get or buy the nomination?

  • mary ellen

    This shows just how insane our nation is. Oprah is a proclaimed racists, she is self serving and self promoting. I am tired of men being beaten down with all of this sexual harassment. There is, of course, sexual harassment and there will always be, I suppose. However, when women play the roll of victim after they have participated in one way or another, I become tired. Oprah knew all of this and continued to be close to people like Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein to name a few so I am really not interested in her rants. She is a good speaker, but she is so full of herself that I can never get past that. I can not even tolerate her new commercial for comfort food. She is loud and obnoxious. She insults the real victims of sexual exploitation, boys, girls, men and women. Now, of course, we have a new outrage of the day – President Trump’s so called comment at a meeting. Bye bye sexual harassment and off to a new outrage.

  • Nikola’s Notion

    Oh, my dear. It does not begin there, it does not end there. It’s whose going to dine there, and who will be excused as insufferable. And this goes back for nearly a century. The casting couch has been recycled and reupholstered but it serves the same purpose. I would hope that the wholly universe of termite infested creatures become the object of disgust and derision by tout le monde.

    So what do we say? Well the creek moves very swift. But anyone who has been a friend and ally of Harvey Weinstein should be dead to the public. And anyone who procures young women at any time should be driven from the public square. We should not listen to a d@mned word she might utter. Who procures for a rapist? Well, there’s at least one billionaire who’s done so. Ostracization Women’s Network. Say that three times fast.

    There are lots more. Do not let them draw the line this side of due process or more likely than not. Trash them. There are loads of these men (and even some women) we have treated like royalty, but who need to be dragged down into the mud, kicked repeatedly in the head with a steel-toed boot, and then strung up. Bleach Hollywood bone white.

  • Marina

    The dems are broke the DNC has not be able to raise funds as they used to, HC is out of the picture to fund them, the dying party needs cash, who will be better than billionaire Oprah, after the run she may be end up, ripped out of her money by the lib dem commies.