Oprah Hates the Handicapped? Zach Anner Fans Say Yes


Hurry Oprah Winfrey, please clear things up quickly. We know you can't hate the handicapped like people are saying. But please explain what's up with Zach Anner's audition tape.


Anner is one of the many who submitted an audition tape for a chance to get his own show on Oprah's new network. Fans say his votes haven't been counted accurately, thus the accusations that Oprah doesn't want him to win and rigged the vote.

They point to the fact that while Anner was in first place for a week, within 20 minutes contestant Dr. Phyllis, who pitches a reality show about teachers, surpassed him and took the lead.

Sounds more like a technical glitch to me ... or some good viral PR by Dr. Phyllis.

I think a teacher reality show actually sounds really interesting. Not that Anner's idea for a show about inspiring people with handicaps to travel isn't, but if I'm being honest, Dr. Phyllis would get my vote between the two.


Do you think Oprah rigged the vote against Zach Anner because she hates the handicapped? Who do you want to see win?

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nonmember avatar Robbie

yes she did in fact rig it if you refesh you can see the dr. black lady vote go up way to much in a secound of time like 50k

cafemama cafemama

I'm guessing it was just a technical glitch. Sometimes realtime results lag.

nonmember avatar Greg

Cafe: Technical glitches of this mangitude do not appear, and if they do, on such a popular site as Oprah's they are quickly hunted down and rectified. This makes the week-long "glitch" seem highly suspicious to those of us that are rooting for Zach.

kelli... kelli0585

This might be a blessing in disguise.

Perhaps he's gained enough exposure, that good things will happen, regardless of Oprah.

MAYBE some non-affiliated producer will notice him, that way he gets his own show AND the street cred of not having Oprah foot the bill.

Good riddance. . . I wouldn't want to be affiliated with Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray under Harpo.

nonmember avatar Unnamed

People spent hours watching the votes and made charts showing Dr. P getting *EXACTLY* two votes for every vote Zach got, yet soon after the little study it stopped. This cannot be a coincidence.

nonmember avatar Aimee

I'm not sure whether there are technical glitches, and I think Zach is a great candidate.  However, I'm voting for Merrill - her idea is a talk show about choosing love above all else - you gotta love love.  Cool idea.  You can vote for her here.  http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=video_details&response_id=12459&promo_id=1

nonmember avatar David K

A "technical glitch"? You clearly do not know the first thing about online polling mechanics. Not to mention your arguments are null and void for thinking Oprah Jr. is watchable for more than 3 minutes.

nonmember avatar RyGuy

To Author:  You must have pretty bad taste in entertainment.  Dr. Phyllis's show looks pretty boring and her video is sub-par quality.  Zach all the way.  ALL the way.

nonmember avatar Cosine

How could anyone hate him? He's AWESOME <3

nonmember avatar Joel Cummings

Oprah or someone on the website is clearly responsable for the rigging of the vote against Zach. I think this is a true reminder of the fact that celebreties are not perfect, and now we are seeing a darker side of Oprah like we had just seen from Tiger Woods. I hope that she is scolded for this, or that they find a way to rectify the situatuon.

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