Hard questions are being asked about Oprah Winfrey, and how she has so many dark souls on her show and surrounding her, with nary a quizzical glance from media. One of her show regulars, childhood expert Dr. Melvin Levine, committed suicide in February, the day after a class action lawsuit (40 accusers) was brought against charging pedophilia while he was a doctor at Children’s Hospital Boston 1966 to 1985:
While a doctor at Children’s Hospital Boston from 1966 to 1985, Levine allegedly “stroked, massaged, and manipulated the genitals of his patients in a manner which was not medically necessary.” The former patients, all now adults, were between the ages of 4 and 17 when abused, according to the lawsuit, which seeks class-action status and unspecified damages for pain and suffering.
Dr. Levine was Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School in Chapel Hill and the Director of the University’s Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning. Source: Good Feed
There’s a lot that can be said about this, but I think King Shamus says it best when he recounts all the many times Oprah’s picks have not been exactly upstanding citizens. Along with a lot of good commentary, there’s this:
I think a big reason why people don’t question this wacky broad is that too many folks need her. If you’re an author, having Winfrey give your book her stamp of approval means a serious bump in sales. If you’re in television or film, a sit-down with Oprah gives your project an automatic boost in prestige. In other words, the folks that should be doing the investigations into Oprah’s various scams and failures have a very strong incentive to look the other way.
Somewhere, Oprah took a turn from her faith and her authentcity. She left behind the humble Chicago TV correspondent, a few years after she graduated to her own local show. The day her New Age religiosity became apparent to her audience, she began to lose integrity with the people, but drew masses of Leftists to her ever-ample bosom.
This article discusses the many times her website has been scrubbed after disgrace has fallen on her pet projects (including Levine), and also says that Oprah was invited to talk about Dr. Levine’s pedophilia before he killed himself. She refused.
Perhaps she just believed the best in people (a long-held belief of mine), but with continually putting reprobates in front of America as moral paragons and virtual geniuses, some of whom were none of that – she betrayed the public’s trust and lent her star power to their credibility. You’d think she might have learned over time. How do you think the 200 male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who appeared on her show, feel about Levine? See a video of the details of the lawsuit against Levine here.