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column: not everyone loves oprah — for president, that is

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column: not everyone loves oprah — for president, that is

"everybody loves oprah."that was the tagline for the promotions advancing a new host of the wls morning show "am chicago" back in 1983.if it wasn't true then, it certainly is now.and why not?she's one of the most successful and beloved media personalities in the world. she built an empire out of nothing. she's been successful at everything she's tried — television star, actress, producer, publishing and more.she's obviously extremely talented and very smart.she's in touch with the issues that resonate with regular people across the country. she always has been.back when i was editing newspapers, i would often watch "the oprah winfrey show" for potential story ideas. no, not about weight loss. but after one oprah show, i tried to convince a reporter to sit outside a school at lunchtime and watch kids to see if any bullying goes on. after all, oprah had said bullying was rampant in our schools.so it wasn't surprising to me that everyone was anxious for oprah's speech at the golden globes. the context was there — oprah's a megastar deserving of her lifetime achievement award. and the topic — rampant sex abuse in hollywood — was right in oprah's wheelhouse from years of daytime tv.she delivered. she gave a great speech. wise and informative, she identified the problem, put it in historical context and pointed a way out. that's what a leader does.this rush to proclaim her presidential material shouldn't be so surprising, should it then? even if it is misg...