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Friday, September 5, 2008

Who's Afraid Of Sarah Palin? Oprah!

The Drudge Report had posted the fact that Oprah is refusing to interview Sarah on her program, so Oprah sent out her typical backstepping (backstabbing) response. I hope Sarah refuses her invitation AFTER she is Vice President!
OPRAH'S STATEMENT: "The item in today's Drudge Report is categorically untrue. There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show. At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over."

[Picture of Obama and Oprah on her show. I do not want it on my site.]

Fri Sep 05 2008 08:55:46 ET

Oprah Winfrey may have introduced Democrat Barack Obama to the women of America -- but the talkshow queen is not rushing to embrace the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket!

Oprah's staff is sharply divided on the merits of booking Sarah Palin, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

"Half of her staff really wants Sarah Palin on," an insider explains. "Oprah's website is getting tons of requests to put her on, but Oprah and a couple of her top people are adamantly against it because of Obama."

One executive close to Winfrey is warning any Palin ban could ignite a dramatic backlash!

It is not clear if Oprah has softened her position after watching Palin's historic convention speech.

Last year, Winfrey blocked an appearance by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, timed to a promotional tour of his autobiography.

Oprah and executive producer Sheri Salata, who has contributed thousands of dollars to Obama's campaign, refused requests for comment.

Source: The Drudge Report.

Is this a crock or what? Let's look into this deeper by going over to HotAir.
How will that audience react to a freeze-out of Palin? Many want to see Palin speak to their issues, and might assume that the most successful woman in American entertainment would welcome the opportunity to make that introduction. Instead of making a business decision to do so, though, Winfrey has apparently made a political calculation that Palin will outshine the man she supports for President. [Read more.]
I am comfortable in declaring that this just about sums it up.

Oprah, if you do not give the EQUAL TIME to Sarah Palin that you gave to your candidate, you will be reduced to a political hack. I thought you were better than that, and I am very disappointed. You can count on me never watching your show again. Farewell.

Update: Mike Sandleburg has provided me with a link to Get Sarah Palin On Oprah. You can go to this site and vote to show Oprah that there are many people out here that are disgusted by this blatent lack of fairness. What is she afraid of? That Sarah will steal the stage? Well...d'uh! ;)

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas. Digg! Digg!

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