View Poll Results: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

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  • This is a legitimate human interest story and good journalism.

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  • The poor lady needs the money and people are interested in her story

    3 13.64%
  • Oprah is opportunistic, but is also sensitive and truly concerned

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Thread: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

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    Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    I figure this poor lady must have been financially compensated for her appearance, and the posting of photos of her the Oprah's website (see link)

    Charla Nash on Her Looks - Oprah.com

    Is this type of journalism exploitative, or is it a legitimate human interest story?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Didn't you know, though, that Oprah is an important political leader - she's now going to be in our children's history books.

    So Oprah, I mean Opress, is just fulfilling her role.

    sarcasm aside - I don't care about anything that Oprah does. In the end she is just a celebrity with a talkshow and she has all sorts of people on *shrug*
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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    You don't care for Oprah I presume, Aunt Spiker?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    I do not find Oprah's behaviors to be exploitative. I find her to be a very genuinely sincere person. I think it's important for people to understand that chimpanzees do not make good pets. Yes, I understand that the number of people who would possibly think they make good pets is small, but if this episode saves one person from having the experience this lady had, then I say, "Great job" to Oprah for addressing it. She has a very large audience, so I think she served a legitimate interest.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Isn't chimp ownership a rarity? And wouldn't anyone who owns a chimp already know about this already well publicized tragic story? Therefore, I beg to differ that Oprah is performing a much needed public service here.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    It's definitely exploitation.
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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    I think the fact that this woman was no doubt paid to unveil her face for the first time points to exploitation, even though I do feel that Oprah is sympathetic and concerned for her as a human being.

    I personally don't care for Oprah's show and read about this story on the Fox News site, which provided the link to the story on the Oprah website.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    That's what talkshow hosts DO - they pay their guests to be on the show.

    The woman, obviously, CAN think for herself and if she's being exploited then she's doing it out of free will.

    And, yes, MyOwnDrum, you guess correctly - I despise Oprah, always have LOL
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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Isn't chimp ownership a rarity? And wouldn't anyone who owns a chimp already know about this already well publicized tragic story? Therefore, I beg to differ that Oprah is performing a much needed public service here.
    Hmmm. Several years ago, there was another chimpanzee attack on a man that almost killed him. He and his wife had had this chimpanzee as a pet. They gave him to a zoo and went to visit him for his birthday. He almost killed this man. Maybe the woman who owned the chimpanzee in this case would have re-considered whether she wanted this pet. The more attacks that occur, the more people will realize that you cannot have a chimpanzee as a pet.

    USATODAY.com - Birthday party turns bloody when chimps attack

    I just realized that it was another chimpanzee in the zoo that mauled the man.

    As an aside, I can't remember the last time I watched Oprah's show. It may have been more than 5 years ago.
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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I figure this poor lady must have been financially compensated for her appearance, and the posting of photos of her the Oprah's website (see link)

    Charla Nash on Her Looks - Oprah.com

    Is this type of journalism exploitative, or is it a legitimate human interest story?
    it's sensationalism. bleh.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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