Best Thing I've Read Today

I'm far from the only one who has written recently about why Oprah Winfrey should not be considered a candidate for president because of the nonsense she endorses and enables. The latest is Kurt Anderson, author of "Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History"...
Perhaps more than any other single American, she is responsible for giving national platforms and legitimacy to all sorts of magical thinking, from pseudoscientific to purely mystical, fantasies about extraterrestrials, paranormal experience, satanic cults, and more. The various fantasies she has promoted on all her media platforms—her daily TV show with its 12 million devoted viewers, her magazine, her website, her cable channel—aren’t as dangerous as Donald Trump’s mainstreaming of false conspiracy theories, but for three decades she has had a major role in encouraging Americans to abandon reason and science in favor of the wishful and imaginary.
Read Anderson's full piece here.