Oprah responds to Newsweek cover story

Oprah-Newsweek-cover_l In a statement today, Oprah Winfrey responded to a Newsweek cover story which suggested that some of the non-traditional medical advice advocated on her show poses a danger to her legions of viewers. "For 23 years, my show has presented thousands of topics that reflect the human experience, including doctors' medical advice and personal health stories that have prompted conversations between our audience members and their health care providers," Winfrey said in the statement. "I trust the viewers, and I know that they are smart and discerning enough to seek out medical opinions to determine what may be best for them." It's been a rough week for Oprah. Yesterday, Forbes magazine announced that the queen of daytime lost her title of most powerful celebrity to Angelina Jolie. 

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  • bob

    Oprah

  • jen

    Oprah

  • Butters

    Anyone who watches Oprah should get their head checked. She’s so fake.

  • aha

    It’s about time someone exposes her for hypocrisy.

  • Russell

    This is beyond rediculous. Oprah is a very smart woman and she has helped thousands perhaps millions of people with the knowledge that she presents on her show. Any intelligent person can figure out or investigate what is right for them. The reason she is being attached is simple – The FDA and the pharmacutacal and insurance companies are billion dollar businesses that want to keep alot of cures and homeopathic treatments under wraps because they want control over what kind of treatments they want to keep the masses on. Now since the invention of the internet and curageous women like Oprah and Suzanne Summers are getting the real information out there and these companies don’t like that. Well like it or not the real truths are coming out. Recently I found out that the flu shot has mercury in it and it causes alzheimers and what really prevents the flu besides a healthy immune system is Vitamin D3 (which 80% of people are deficient in and all the Omega’s. Look it all up on the internet.

  • monamoni

    hummmm! oprah is just to fake to a fault. pls be true to your viewers

  • R

    Horrible that Newsweek is so manipulated by the big companies. They should be the ones doing more investigative reporting and present different points of views. Just because you might find some alternative cures that work for something doesn’t mean you are against western medicine. Very tabloid like cover.

  • tina

    I stopped listening to her when she started cheerleading for Barack Obama. Stay nuetral lady – its tiring getting your wants & needs shoved down our throats.
    Can could her celebrity interviews be any less soft?

  • Buffy Freak

    She had Kirstie Alley on promoting her own weight loss program. Has anyone SEEN how huge Kirstie Alley is? She doesn’t know anything about weight loss but you know Oprah’s trained seal audience will go otu and buy it.

  • PKP

    hey Oprah-WAH! She really has some sort of hypnotic power. Anyone that can convince people to watch Dr.Phil is doling out the Kool Aid

  • Star

    Stay neutral and she “shoves stuff down our throats” ummm last I remembered her show is called The Oprah Winfrey Show and she can do whatever she wants to do on her show. If you don’t like it I’m sure you know how to operate a remote control.
    Like she said she trusts her viewers to make their own decisions.

  • ashley

    Thank you, Newsweek! Finally! For years Oprah has been promoting wacky health remedies- and giving Jenny Mcarthy an unchallenged platform to spout her crazy. Hopefully (but I doubt it) Oprah will learn from this and start having actual doctors and real professionals featured on her show- not given five minute segments so she can talk about supplements or The Secret.

  • Shari

    I am so glad someone has finally called her out. I totally agree that her audience is like a trained seal. It isn’t that I’m not pro-alternate healing solutions I just think that Oprah has gotten WAY to medical this year. She isn’t a doctor and one shouldn’t do ANYTHING without talking to a doctor first. By the way, I love how someone on this board just professed to know more then the medical community from internet information. Seriously? Sure dude, I’m gonna take your advice about not getting vaccinated.

  • carole

    If you or a loved one has ever been seriously ill, you know that the medical community doesn’t know everything. Topics on oprah at least offer other opinions – and from the shows i’ve seen, they are presented as opinions.

  • plamaria

    Oprah is exploitive, incendiary and nowhere near as bright as she thinks. She lacks rigourous critical thinking skills and is vulnerable to believing pop-culture nonsense – which she then rams down the throat of her lemming audience. I loathe her.

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