I can't decide if Newsweek's grotesque photo of Oprah demonstrates that she has finally hit a mainstream nerve or that Newsweek is far more frightened about its future than I suspected.
Either way, this week's cover story confirms for me the magnitude of the intellectual and cultural shift sweeping this country. And the sad irrelevance of traditional publications.
I could certainly offer contrary facts, statistics, and stories to counter Newsweek's indictments against Oprah and her messages. But I'll leave that to others who, I'm sure, will flood Newsweek's mailboxes.