Oprah and Franzen - We need your attention...

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As Oprah's book club relevance takes a dip, is it fair to say that the public is tiring of being pointed toward the latest and greatest totem in popular culture, by TV show hosts, or for that matter music critics, book reviewers, and a bite at the hand that feeds here, advertising companies?

Oprah is in her last season, Franzen has a book to sell, so they bury the hatchet for their mutual benefit.

It's no longer just online where attention can be scarce.

[Update] David Brooks weighs in on the Franzen book in his Op-ed column - The 'Freedom' Agenda.