Tuesday, September 14, 2004

It Makes Great Ad Copy, But...

Cars galore in Oprah giveaway
I don't blame Pontiac for spending the money. For them it was a great advertisement. I'm also pretty sure that a few of the audience members could do with a free car. The states and federal governments will also get their funds replenished, a little, by the increased tax revenue. The problem here is that, once again, a multi-millionaire makes the headlines by giving away something to those who don't need it.

I'm confident that Oprah has given quite a few dollars to the needy over the years. She has helped more people than I could ever think of reaching with my pitiful finances. But really, couldn't this 7 million dollars of been spent on something more pressing than the need to crowd our interstate highway system with more cars? Aren't there more important causes than raising the ratings for yet another season?

Even if she wanted to keep it in America. She could of donated the money to 276 soup kitchens or homeless shelters, instead of the audience members. If she wanted to make them happy, maybe she could of made the donations in the names of the members of her, often overfed, audience.

Better yet, she could of donated the money to 276 different third world communities. I can think of several that have just been blasted with back to back hurricanes. Crops in Africa are suffering because of a locust infestation. Hmmm, maybe those people could use a quick pick-me-up. The slave trade is running rampant in Eastern Europe. She could possibly help some of those girls out of the hell that they call a life.

No, we'll just do something that gets the headlines and will be talked about for years. An action that does nothing to help the suffering in the world, but does increase the size of an already overstuffed ego. Oprah, welcome to the land of billionaire Bill Gates. A place where your money means nothing to those who really care.

Give me some PEACE and I'll go away.....I promise


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I've been reading every entry from the start, and I *just now* figured out what your name meant. I'm teh smart. :D

1:11 AM  
Blogger DILLIGAF ? said...

That would be the reason for the question mark after it. lol. Thanks for reading.

4:21 AM  

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