Who cares what Oprah thinks, right? Problem is... MANY people DO care what she thinks.
There may come a day when Sarah Palin wants to have an interview with Oprah but I have a feeling when that day comes, it will be on Sarah's terms.
Oprah was hypocritical during the campaign for the white house claiming she didn't want to have any political bias by having a candidate on her show. Let's see... how many times did she have Obama on her show BEFORE the campaign began? How many times did she feel compelled to have Palin on her show?
Remember this statement by Oprah? Remember the amount of comments under this statement by her viewers who were very upset that she didn't have Sarah on her show yet had Barrack on her show?
“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.” – Oprah Winfrey, September 5, 2008
And what about this?
Oprah Winfrey Hits Campaign Trail for Obama
“When you listen to Barack Obama, when you really hear him, you witness a very rare thing. You witness a politician who has an ear for eloquence and a tongue dipped in the unvarnished truth.”
Seems Oprah was endorsing Barrack Obama way back in December of 2007. Her statement above does clearly show that she said she was in support of Obama and that she didn't want to make her show a platform for any candidate. That is what she said and that is what she did. The problem with this statement is that she had Barrack on her show a few times already so keeping Sarah Palin OFF her show was a way of letting Barrack use her show as a platform. She was not "fair" in her approach to the candidates. If nothing else, she could have had them both on her show on separate dates and asked them the same general questions making this statement of hers a little more believable.
Now Oprah is finally using her show as a platform for our new President, Barrack Obama.
Oprah 'Unleashed' After Her Candidate's Win
"During this long campaign, I made a vow at the beginning I would not use my show as a platform, and I kept my mouth shut and supported Barack Obama as a private citizen," she told her audience during a live taping of the show Wednesday morning. "Today, though, the election is over and I'm unleashed."
The problem with all of this is that by her outrageous endorsement of Obama and the fact she had him on her show and did NOT have Palin on her show, she very much endorsed him with her show. She claims that she was endorsing him PRIVATELY. Sorry Oprah... once you're famous, your private life doesn't really stay private.
Oprah Calls Obama "The One"
Winfrey said, "For the very first time in my life, I feel compelled to stand up and to speak out for the man who I believe has a new vision for America," and told the audience of 15,000 said, "I am here to tell you, Iowa, he is the one. He is the one!"
If this isn't an over the top endorsement, I don't know what is. Now, it wasn't said on her show, that is true... but people aren't stupid. They can see that Oprah was star struck over Obama and would do anything to help him get elected... even if that meant keeping Sarah off her show.
Some might think that comparing having Sarah (a V.P. candidate) to Barrack (a Pres. candidate) on Oprah's show is like comparing apples to oranges. That may be true but in light of Oprah's desire to see women in higher political offices, etc. it seems that having Barrack on her show (our first black presidential candidate) and having Sarah on her show (the first female v.p. candidate in a quite a long while) would definitely constitute "covering all her bases" when it comes to bringing on important people in our political world. Clearly it didn't matter that Sarah was a woman or that if she were V.P. it would be a great statement for the advancement of women in politics. This clearly didn't matter enough for Oprah to at least interview Sarah. Now that Sarah has lost, Oprah wants her on her show with all the bells and whistles to go along with it.
And isn't this interesting...
Hmmm... do you think Oprah left the show because Wright is a racist or because she may lose her loyal viewers if they found out that Oprah agrees with Wright. It's just another one of those questions left unanswered.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright has become a household name due to his association with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. However, Obama's not the only famous figure to attend Wright's church. Oprah was a member of Trinity church, where Wright preached, from 1984-1986, and she continued to attend off and on through the early 1990s. Then she stopped, and as Newsweek reports in its latest issue, Wright himself was a major reason.