Oprah Winfrey: Sarah Palin Can't Come on My Show Until After Election

viernes, 5 de septiembre de 2008 |

At first blush it seems like a double standard. Initially, it seems like the inability to live up to your own rules and expectations but mostly, it says a lot about someone who wants to use their power to block any visibility of a person with a set of different beliefs.

As Jessica Warren is reporting in The National Ledger, Oprah Winfrey is balking at having rising political star Sarah Palin on her show. Apparently her staff is sharply divided. She is a well-known backer of Barack Obama.

In Warren's article, I was surprised to read that Winfrey had blocked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from being on her show when he wrote a book. That wasn't very nice.

I must ask, what would be the reaction if let us say David Letterman refused to interview Barack Obama. I truly believe you would hear Oprah shrieking from one end of the country to the other.

In related articles, Winfrey has issued a statement that she won't allow Palin on until after the election. She has had Obama on twice, although he was not yet an official candidate. I seriously doubt no references were made with respect to a possible run for office.

According to the Winfrey, this is the first time she has decided to use her show as a platform for politics. Does it have anything to do with the fact Obama is black?

I recall when David Letterman interviewed Hillary Clinton when she first ran for office. He was demeaning because no one gave her a chance, but he let her come on his show

After Hillary Clinton won the election in a major upset Letterman had her back on his show and apologized. Oprah Winfrey should have so much class.

For years Oprah Winfrey has claimed to be a fair and impartial person solidly behind women's rights and their progress. If she wants to be for Barack Obama by all means go for it. However, to try and bar a person from getting attention is wrong, Winfrey is wrong.

The fact of the matter is that Oprah Winfrey fears Sarah Palin. She fears how she will look next to her but mostly, she is afraid that Palin will get even more of a head of steam and slam Obama. Shame on you Oprah.

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Oprah doesn't want Palin on her show because she is afraid Palin might sway some of her viewers away from Obama.

Oprah is afraid of hurting Obama's chances, she knows he has a tough fight with Palin on the ticket.
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