Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Evaluating: Oprah is Picked for Jury Duty

Am I the only one or does anyone else really care that Oprah was picked for jury duty?

According to a Reuters story posted yesterday, "For daily pay of $17.20, the billionaire Chicago resident will travel from her tony North Side apartment to the grubby courthouse on the city's South Side. Winfrey will help decide whether Dion Coleman is guilty of shooting to death Walter Holley after a dispute over a counterfeit $50 bill Holley had accused Coleman of passing. "I'm just hoping it doesn't take longer than a week because I've got shows to do," Winfrey told ABC-TV before she was chosen." Read the full story

What I find interesting about this is Oprah's disclosure that she hopes it doesn't take longer than a week because she has shows to do. In other words, she's going to lose money the longer this trial goes on. Forget about the fact that she's helping to decided the fate of Dion Coleman and bring justice to the family of Walter Holley.
Maybe that should be the story. Celebrities can only be patriotic if it doesn't interfere with their wallet.


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