Irate About Weight

Must have missed the proclamation officially designating us as the Gladys Kravitz society but how exactly does Oprah Winfrey being “irate about her weight,” as KCRA-TV glibly put it, constitute as important news about the world — particularly in a 20 minute or so broadcast. 

Whether Oprah Winfrey is 200 pounds or 20 stone seems slightly less weighty than the latest from Iraq or Afghanistan or Elk Grove, for that matter.

No doubt the station would defend the fact that her woes were the final story of the evening but, on a slower news day, it could easily have been the first. 

“There are two of them, Abner. Both women. One older. Maybe a sister, maybe a mother. Come take a look, Abner.”


Filed under: Venting


  1. I just don’t get how Ms Palin made it to your header and Jim Rockford didn’t…..

    Comment by Smokey's Gal — 12.10.2008 @ 1:44 pm

  2. Clearly, you have been bewitched by your TV. Feel free to unplug it and use it for emergencies only.

    Comment by Kupala — 12.10.2008 @ 2:35 pm

  3. Never watch television news as it is bad for your blood pressure. I am watching “DUMBO” with my granddaughter as it is much more relevant.

    Comment by Bill Leonard — 12.10.2008 @ 8:28 pm

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