If you own a television with cable and you’re not watching Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil, there’s something wrong with you. In the brain, I mean. The first episode featured two comics going head to head to decide who was more evil: Oprah or the Catholic Church. It’s a close call! Paul F. Tomkins makes a very good case for Oprah by attacking her comment that the reason why she built a school in South Africa instead of the US is because kids here just want iPods and sneakers, not top-quality schools. But then, the Catholic Church protects priests who molest kids. But, Oprah promotes The Secret! But, what about all those Crusades and Inquisitions and all!
So watch some of the clips (or better yet, watch the show) and let us know in the comments: if you could snap your fingers and completely erase either Oprah or the Catholic Church (and any influence they ever had), which would you choose, and why?
Also, I heart Lewis Black. Big time.