NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Not usually one to shy from the spotlight, Warren Buffett has used a wide range of mediums to get his points and opinions across. With a fortune ranking him among the world's wealthiest individuals, it is no wonder that when he grabs the microphone or puts pen to paper, people are there watching.With so much time on the stage and in the public eye, it is impossible to avoid ruffling feathers. Buffett will always have fans who adore him for his folksy, down-home charm and unmatchable business acumen. However, when the investor throws his hat into the ring on controversial issues, there are always detractors. Just this week, the Oracle of Omaha and his business empire, Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A), were found cast in the middle of two of the hottest and most heavily-contested political and economic debates taking place in the country today.