Sunday, January 29, 2006

Orca's Addiction

Orca mag
Orca proved once again that her own addiction to her image and perceived power is one that will never be satisfied. In a very public display of victimhood, Orca decided to humiliate and shame former drug addict, James Frey over exaggerations in his book, "A Million Little Pieces". Orca, who had endorsed the book in her book club, felt that she had been duped and that her precious image had been tarnished when it was proven that several parts of Frey's book had been stretched. Frey, to his credit, faced the snarling bite of Orca's wrath with humility and eloquence. He took his whipping and remained standing. In the after show comments from the audience, several people stood up in his defense and claimed that despite the inaccuracies, his book had helped them overcome their addictions. Orca, unmoved, looked for her own supporters to come to her side and commiserate with her in her unbearable grief. Who cares that the book has had a positive affect on people with addictions, the main issue here is the impeccable image and honesty of Orca right?
orca interview
The fact that Frey made up some stuff in his book is sad and was whole-heartedly wrong. He could have avoided this whole thing by simply putting in some form of disclaimer such as, "based on a true story", or something like that. However, he is not the first, nor will he be the last writer to embellish and play loose with facts. What irritates me is the hypocrisy of Orca, and her incessant need to feed her own ego. This error in judgment on the part of Frey wasn't about Orca, it was more about his demons and could have been handled quietly, without the need for a huge public flogging. Her need to make this about her is further proof that she actually believes the tripe that her yes people tell her every day, and that the over-produced, over-Photoshopped images of her on her magazine, are real. Message to Orca: Get over yourself! You're not any better than anyone else! In fact, where was the similar outrage when super ditz, Cameron Diaz loudly proclaimed on Orca's show that if women didn't get out and vote for John Kerry, that rape would be legalized? Or where was Orca's public apology after she tearfully lambasted federal authorities for allowing thousands of children to suffer in the Katrina flood, when later it was proven that her story was largely wrong? The answer is nowhere. When you're addicted to your own ego and image, you manipulate circumstances to fit your addiction needs not necessarily on fairness and truth. Orca, get some help.

8 comments:

tom said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!

What is wrong with this woman?! Who in their right mind would insist on putting themselves on the cover of their own magazine every single month? That is absolute egomaniacal lunacy.

Every person I know can't stand to be around people who only talk about themselves, including the people who only talk about themselves...they hate those people too. So how is Oafra person so popular?! Who watches this show?!!! (besides my wife, and mom, and sister).

Mr. Ithurtswhenipee said...

Oprah serves a very important purpose. She gives Scud something to pretend to be outraged about. Since I guess he feels there's nothing else going on in this country worth getting upset over. Except maybe that bitch Cindy Sheehan.

rightard said...

Shut your piehole, Mr. Painful Urination. It's called free speech, Scud can blog about anything he wants. Don't like it? Go urinate some more and take your meds, dirtbag.

Scud, you're correct about Orca. A $100 million/year for this crap? It boggles the mind.....

scooterlib said...

"Shut your piehole, Mr. Painful Urination. It's called free speech"

That was a brilliant defense of "free speech" there righturd.

"Cameron Diaz loudly proclaimed on Orca's show that if women didn't get out and vote for John Kerry, that rape would be legalized?" Since accuracy not a big concern of yours. Here is the actual quote. Observe, John Kerry was not named. Cameron Diaz said. "If you think rape should be legal then don't vote!"

I know there are things I like to put in Cameron Diaz's mouth but words aren't one of them.

Oprah, who needs her.

scud said...

OK, super intellect, did you notice that those little hashmarks commonly refered to as "Quotation marks" were not used? I paraphrased your intellectual equal, Cameron and restated what she was saying. Do you think she was actually pulling for George Bush? Thank you for displaying your indepth grasp of basic literary concepts. And I think the reason that Cameron has done so well in Hollywood, other than her looks, is that others are putting words in her mouth; they're called, scriptwriter, and director. She's a perfect example of typical hollywood, nice frame but the painting sucks.

Thank you rightard, join in the free speech fest anytime!

scooterlib said...

Ohhh Scuddy, you get so testy when you indulge in a little revision and get called on it. This may startle you, but directors and scriptwriters are commonly used in Hollywood, even for conservative actors. However, on nowhere near the scale that they are employed by the Bush Administration. Tonight's State of the Union address will be a perfect example of scriptwriting and directing.

It was no surprise the little hash marks weren't there. Prevaricators have a tendency to avoid them whenever possible. Direct quotes are an impedance to misrepresentation. Cameron Diaz, my "intellectual equal" and your intellectual superior, likely didn't back Bush. So in addition to her other attributes, she's also a good judge of character.

Since you are such a rabid Oprah fan, ask her opinion of writers who lie under the guise of "literary concept."

Jeff said...

I'm shocked, shocked, to discover scud's characterization of lies as little more than "exaggerations" or "stretched" truths. On the other hand, it comes as no surprise at all that scud has time to watch Oprah during the day...

Anonymous said...

I hear James Frey actually served his sentence in the Syrian desert.