Let's look at Oprah for who she is:
She once admired how Michael Jackson was so thoughtful in putting in hospital beds so sick children could enjoy the magic show.
You know what she did when she made her school for girls? She was so focused on the color of the curtains that there were molestation charges brought against some of the people who worked there.
Sinners are always the first to point fingers.
The only thing she shares with the "less fortunate," aka her audience members, are materialistic gifts: cars, houses, etc. Michael, on the other hand, shared with the real less fortunate, giving to war victims, sick children and inner city kids.
Never does research!
How many time has she had frauds on her show? Plenty. Why do people keep trusting her?
She always has non-doctors giving medical advice, like Jenny McCarthy. WTF?!
She is always telling people how to lose weight and be healthy when she's not. That's like having a homeless person giving you financial advice or mortgage advice.
Why do people continue to trust her?
Because only idiots watch Oprah. The world is full of idiots.
Seriously. Ask someone who watches Oprah, and take a look at their life. Open your eyes and you will see what kind of garbage she's telling people. Oprah is greedy, she's not a good person, but because she gives people "things," they love her, even when she's giving the most insane advice.