Oprah afraid of Palin? Update: Oprah responds

posted at 10:33 am on September 5, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Perhaps the Carney meme of Sarah Palin being afraid of the media is a case of projection.  Drudge reports that Oprah Winfrey will not invite the first woman on a Republican ticket to be a guest on her show.  Why?  She’s apparently afraid of the damage it will do … to Barack Obama:

“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!

One might assume that, given Winfrey’s demographics.  The largest part of her audience is white females over 55 years of age.  Almost four times as many women watch as men, although she does get about 1.7 million men a day to view her show.

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.

Obviously, someone is afraid of what will happen when Palin meets the American people through the media.  From what I see, it’s not John McCain or Sarah Palin who fears it.

Update: Oprah has issued a statement in response to the Drudge story:

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.

TMZ notes that Obama has appeared on Oprah twice, both before he announced his candidacy for the White House.


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Oprah balloon thought: “Hmmm. He smells like caramel.”

Mr_Magoo on September 5, 2008 at 4:58 PM

Oprah as Jabba?

coldwarrior on September 5, 2008 at 5:00 PM

lol!!! CW, good one!

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 5:05 PM

I would advise Mrs Palin NOT to go on the Oprah show, just look how she treats the guests’ that she DOES NOT like.

No Sarah, stay away from Oprah.

reshas1 on September 5, 2008 at 5:05 PM

You know for those claiming she uses the show to push a political agenda, I rarely ever watch the show but I do remember Powell being on her show to help justify the war before we went in and she was very respectful to him, and O’Reilly was on too to promote a book. She’ll most likely cave to the pressure if people push hard enough but I don’t think she’s done anything wrong here.

Typhonsentra on September 5, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Pretty sure she just said she put the jet on ebay, no? Don’t think she said anything about if it sold or whatever.

bagadeez04 on September 5, 2008 at 4:30 PM

It’s not about what she said. It’s about what John McCain said.

John McCain: You know what I enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on eBay, made a profit.

KentAllard on September 5, 2008 at 5:09 PM

reshas1 on September 5, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Don’t forget that in her acceptance speech she was not looking for their approval…
She’s shaking the tree of American society and all it’s branches …
Steve… UNLEASH HER!

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Ok… Do YOU know all the particulars of this sale…If not …you’re talking out your butt…
Do you have ANY idea what it takes to maintain a jet… I think not…you’re blowin’ HOT AIR on the wrong site…

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Hard partisan sheeple on left and right – two sides of the same coin alright.

KentAllard on September 5, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Whatever you say KENT…It’s ok with me!
Welcome to HA!

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Hey Kent,
The jet did sell right?
And her explanation as to why she sold it means nothing?
Get real will ya.

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 5:22 PM

If they can scream racism, so can we.

RWLA on September 5, 2008 at 11:08 AM

And so, the circle never ends.

Am I the only one who sees Oprah as a pathetic figure? I am sure she is nice and has done things to help people. And sure she is rich, but so what; money doesn’t buy happiness. But she has listened to so much psychobabel and New Age nonsense for so long she doesn’t know up from down. That it’s all been played out on national television is quite tragic and sad. She portrays herself as enlightened, but I believe she is overwhelmed with inner angst. She will never find what she is looking for unless she starts looking in the right place.

flyfisher on September 5, 2008 at 11:19 AM

No, you’re not alone. You’re exactly right. I was just saying the same thing to a friend who likes her a couple of months ago.

Why is Oprah putting her reputation and her media empire on the line for this guy? She is a smart intuitive woman, spent her career ‘reading’ people – she had to see Obama for what he was the second she met him. What is she getting through his election? The first black president?… oh please, she is putting too much at risk for such altruism. Oprah is a smart business woman first, she is getting something here. Open to ideas…

EyesOpen on September 5, 2008 at 1:22 PM

There’s nothing altruistic about it. In her mind at least, she gets to be the one responsible for getting the first black POTUS elected. Similar to how she makes all the authors of the books she selects instant millionaires.

Sarah Palin’s a Christian. Oprah’s an occultist. Thus, there’d be lightnin’. Oprah can’t handle it.

S on September 5, 2008 at 10:42 AM

This is what it’s all about with Oprah. Not race, not gender, not even party (mostly), but this.

baldilocks on September 5, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Yep, I believe that’s a big part of it as well.

Also, don’t forget there were strong rumors going around at the beginning of the campaign that Oprah was seriously in love with Obama. To the point where some said Michelle was very uncomfortable having her around. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but Oprah did slow down on her appearances with/for him after that.

macblanegirl on September 5, 2008 at 5:27 PM

oops, messed up some of the quotes. Guess I had too much going on for one post

macblanegirl on September 5, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Having seen the parody of Oprah on Mad-TV awhile ago, I just cannot take that woman seriously about anything anymore.

G-man on September 5, 2008 at 5:34 PM

macblanegirl on September 5, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Didn’t notice…you’re still probably right…she’s all about ratings…

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 5:36 PM

I would be satisfied if they just told the truth. Also it does not seem like the plane was sold at a profit as the plane was valued at 2.7 million and it sold for 2.1 million.

KentAllard on September 5, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Valued? What did the State pay for it? Seems to me that would determine profit. If the value was what they paid, then that’s different. But at least they won’t have future overhead as others have said here.

Mr_Magoo on September 5, 2008 at 5:39 PM

Having seen the parody of Oprah on Mad-TV awhile ago, I just cannot take that woman seriously about anything anymore.

G-man on September 5, 2008 at 5:34 PM

Here’s an Barack/Hillary MADTV parody that’s funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsIIptHkFxA

Mr_Magoo on September 5, 2008 at 5:41 PM

…she’s all about ratings…

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 5:36 PM

It’s all about the “O”.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2008 at 6:00 PM

McCain is inside all their heads. Right now the campaign is arranging to have Palin to be on Oprah as her first interview, IMHO. It’s perfect. Palin will do the girl bonding thing with her and snag another couple of million votes. You heard it here first.

JAW on September 5, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Oprah is a little off balance for sure. Not that Palin needs her show but the Oprah Show is as bogus as they come.

Oprah herself subscribes to some strange views that conflict with Sarah’s.
Check this out.

defendfaithandfamily on September 5, 2008 at 6:07 PM

JAW on September 5, 2008 at 6:00 PM —

At the rate Oprah is bleeding viewership (take a look at the comments on her site and all sorts of other blogs) her viewership will be reduced to the Chicago area, or Little Baghdad, as they are now calling South Chicago. By the time Oprah gets around to inviting Governor Palin, Oprah’s audience will be meaningless.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Oprah is a racist.

If Obama happened to have his mother’s light skin, Oprah would have never publicly supported him.

Opinionnation on September 5, 2008 at 4:58 PM

If Obama had a white father would Oprah have supported him?

Chakra Hammer on September 5, 2008 at 6:14 PM

Michelle or Ed:

Here is what we need to know:

1. How Many Obama “supporters” or “surrogates” has Oprah had on?

2. How many minutes of praising or supporting Obama has she spent on her national TV show – and exactly what did she say during those minutes?

3. How many personal appearances has she made in SUPPORT of Obama – using her show popularity as a bridge to invogorate his constituency?

4. How many minutes giving speeches praising and supporting Obama has she spent during those appearences – and exactly what did she say that is the most inflammatory?

We need these facts to be posted nationally to provide incontrovertible proof that her statement about “remaining fair and balanced” on her show is a lie, and that SHE Oprah – IS a LIAR!!

grtflmark on September 5, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Ten bucks says Oprah has Palin on before the election…

Either that or watch her audience abandon her faster than the Hindenberg.

SuperCool on September 5, 2008 at 6:28 PM

I hear Peggy Noonan has some free time and might make a good guest.

flyoverland on September 5, 2008 at 6:44 PM

I would be satisfied if they just told the truth. Also it does not seem like the plane was sold at a profit as the plane was valued at 2.7 million and it sold for 2.1 million.

KentAllard on September 5, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Oh my, what do we do with these stooges.
Is this like, she tripled the budget, but was reported to have cut it because someone proposed a larger budget?
What did the state pay for the plane, and what did she sell it for…

The jet was purchased for $2,692,600 in November 2005 by the Murkowski administration.

And it was sold at 2.1 million.
But was valued less because of depreciation…ever hear of depreciation???
Hard to have a durable good for two years and not have it depreciate in value.

right2bright on September 5, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Whew! Think i am finally caught up on comments. What a day this has been huh? One thing I haven’t read or seen yet is this:

Wouldn’t you just love to be able to listen in this afternoon on that O&O phone call! Nancy P. thought she got a ‘shut the hell up’ dressing down…..imagine how this firestorm she has started is going down with ‘the one’s’ campaign!!!

Keep it coming Dems…..your landslide loss is growing by the hour! ;)

dustoffmom on September 5, 2008 at 6:57 PM

And it was sold at 2.1 million.
But was valued less because of depreciation…ever hear of depreciation???
Hard to have a durable good for two years and not have it depreciate in value.

right2bright on September 5, 2008 at 6:54 PM

If she sold it tonight it’d go for about 3.5 million

sven10077 on September 5, 2008 at 7:04 PM

I would advise Mrs Palin NOT to go on the Oprah show, just look how she treats the guests’ that she DOES NOT like.

The barracuda would eat her lunch smiling all the way.

docdave on September 5, 2008 at 7:05 PM

Tell that to John McCain then as he said not only that it sold on eBay, which it did not, but that it sold for a profit. Two sets of liars and two sets of sheeple. Two sides of the same coin.

KentAllard on September 5, 2008 at 4:50 PM

worked in aviation….

depreciation and maintenece factored in she did actually sell it for a small profit…

about 12,000 bucks if I had to guess.

sven10077 on September 5, 2008 at 7:18 PM

I’m embarrased.
I thought the ‘right’ was above the huffpo freak reactions.

Oprah has a talk show. Most of you probably don’t even watch.
You don’t like it? Turn it off.
This whining is pathetic.
P a t he tic

bridgetown on September 5, 2008 at 7:29 PM

After pissing off 18 million Hillary voters, is anybody even still watching Oprah… other than Michelle Obama?

Don’t worry folks: you’ll hear and see plenty o’Palin on Rush, Hannity, O’Reilly, Medved, etc. It’ll be like a timeshare presentation: you want the free vacation? You have to listen to the whole two-hour pitch.

Who knows… maybe this is our chance to convert a whole new generation of conservatives who’ve realize that they’ve been dumped by the party to whom they’ve been blindly loyal for years.

VastRightWingConspirator on September 5, 2008 at 7:37 PM

bridgetown on September 5, 2008 at 7:29 PM —

No, I don’t watch it. Don’t know anyone around the neighborhood who does. Yes, I can turn it on or off if I choose. But, again, you are missing an abundantly clear larger point.

Oprah has lost viewership and support since this Oprah-Palin thing began…just today. It was the perceived snub of Palin by Oprah that generated this. The rational for that snub was made clear. Oprah claimed she wasn’t going to use her show for politics….yet she has spent the profits of that show, and her celebrity from that show, to clearly and openly support, aid and comfort Obama. Her lost viewership and disgruntled viewership is now more than ready to consider the Mccain/Palin ticket than they did on Monday. Many of these viewers might actually show up in Novembver and cast their votes for McCain/Palin. Thus, the GOP has siphoned votes from Oprah/Obama indulgent viewers and put them in the McCain/Palin box. No money spent. No campaign effort necessary.

Oprah staked her claim, fixed her position. McCain/Palin just walked around it, double envelopment, and moved on to the next target. And Oprah, and her media and Obama-supporting friends did all the work for us.

That’s the operational beauty of the present McCain/Palin campaign. Engage the target, let the left dissemble and scrabble to try to win points, while McCain/Palin are already on to the next subject. Meanwhile, Oprah assumes the cost. She introduced Barrack Obama to middle America. Now the piper needs to be paid.

This isn’t whining. This is winning.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2008 at 7:43 PM

Give me a fuzy break, u think this is one sided…

foxone on September 5, 2008 at 7:54 PM

coldwarrior on September 5, 2008 at 7:43 PM

If I remember correctly Oprah lost a lot of support when she endorsed Sen. Obama. I think the women who watch her thought she was “above” politics and became disillusioned. Her ratings will suffer again but luckily for her she has a contract and I am pretty sure she’s okay financially.

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2008 at 8:22 PM

I’m embarrased.
I thought the ‘right’ was above the huffpo freak reactions.

Oprah has a talk show. Most of you probably don’t even watch.
You don’t like it? Turn it off.
This whining is pathetic.
P a t he tic

bridgetown on September 5, 2008 at 7:29 PM

This is a classical Boyd move…

You use the defined response of an enemy to have the enemy manuever into your goal…

Orca could not resist taking one for Barry, she has in essence made, narrated, and reinforced a campaign ad at no cost for McCain/Palin….all Sarah had to do to launch it was exist because her audience is HUNGRY for Sarah!

McCain is a genius….no other candidate can cause such white noise on the left as Sarah and Harpo’s response shows that the BarryBots don’t get who the target audience of Arctic Fox really is.

If the leftbots are so certain that “Sarah’s narrative won’t work outside this hall(at the RNCC)” then why are they afraid to expose their “solid BarryBackers” to Sarah!?!

Could it be because in their hearts they know she has cross ticket appeal as shown by her Alaskan approval #s???

Nah of course not *wink

To quote their hero Lenin:

you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs….

McCain’s genius is he has his opfor cracking themselves.

sven10077 on September 5, 2008 at 8:34 PM

Cindy Munford on September 5, 2008 at 8:22 PM —

She has a contract and that will assure her of income. The contract ends in 2010. No problem there at all for me. None.

But, its the viewers…and judging from the several blogs, Oprah’s website, and several news outlets, those viewers have voiced some pretty strong opinions. (Wenner Media is already being hit with subscription cancellations for a magazine cover.) Oprah is looking at lost viewership. Those viewers have spouses, friends, realtives, co-workers. Word of mouth serves a vital function in politics.

Will the Hearst Corporation, her partner in her magazine, be happy with lost revenue, let alone Oprah’s media corporation?

coldwarrior on September 5, 2008 at 8:49 PM

Did anyone see where Black Entertainment Television (BET) aired the entire Democratic Convention, but did not carry one minute of the Republican Convention?

I was looking at the rating numbers for the two conventions today, and that little fact jumped off the page. So Oprah refuses to have Palin on her show, and BET shuns the Republican Convention, but there is no reverse racism going on here. Right?

Jim M. on September 5, 2008 at 8:50 PM

Jim M. on September 5, 2008 at 8:50 PM —

Seems so. More like Big Brother [who was a liberal, if you read the book Brave New World] has spoken in the guise of BET.

Can we capitalize on this? Why not? It fits the narrative of any Black American who chooses to exercise his/her right at freedom of choice being branded a race-traitor or house-slave by the Left/Dems should they choose to adopt conservative ideas.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2008 at 8:54 PM

I can’t help but think that The godpra is exercizing, subconscious to her…but aware to most-of-us, a form of RACISM against Palin… and she’s trying to CHA (Cover Her Arse) with the feigned proposal of a later appearance….

CynicalOptimist on September 5, 2008 at 9:10 PM

CynicalOptimist on September 5, 2008 at 9:10 PM —

Now that’s cynical…yet optimistic somehow.

It’s part of the playbook. Farrakan is not the sole purveyor of vengeance against whitey. Black liberation theology is based on vengeance against whitey. But, there are more subtle forms…BET refusing to broadcast any part of the RNC this week, for example. Or Oprah playing with semantics about inviting or not inviting Governor Palin to her show. But, according to the official party line…only the oppressors can be labeled racists. Label or not, it does exist on the other side.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Oprah does appear to fear, I know the weak Obama and the left would, but Oprah suprised me.

allrsn on September 5, 2008 at 10:12 PM

I would love to see her do more local stuff and help Republican candidates get into Congress. We really need help to either reclaim or getting into numbers that are taken seriously. Especially in the House. But I’d take both houses if we could.

Someone’s probably already replied to this, but I’ll throw my two cents in anyway. We need more of our folks in Congress for the sole reason that we’ll need leverage when McCain attempts amnesty again. That’s one of my biggest concerns if McCain becomes president.

jaleach on September 5, 2008 at 10:13 PM

One “little problem”. The plane did not sell on eBay. After going unsold for months on eBay, the plane was put into the hands of Turbo North Aviation which sold the plane to an Alaska businessman named Larry Reynolds.

KentAllard on September 5, 2008 at 4:22 PM

And why is that a “little problem”?

Jaibones on September 5, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Jaibones on September 5, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Yes. She decided that the jet was an unnedded luxury, and sold it.

Maybe some people would be happier if Sarah Palin said “I tried to sell it on ebay and no one bought it, so the sale was a total failure.” or some such. Chalk this up to another “Little problem” with Palin thats so little it doesn’t exist.

wise_man on September 5, 2008 at 10:46 PM

And why is that a “little problem”?

Jaibones on September 5, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Our new friend has decided McCain exaggerated the truth when he said Palin sold it on ebay for a profit. According to our new friend, it wasn’t sold on ebay, but through a broker after it failed to sell on ebay, and the 2.1 million selling price was less than the 2.7 million appraised value, so it couldn’t have been sold at a profit. Thus McCain is a lying, deceitful old dog who should be shot at dawn. Or something like that. I can’t wait till we have another registration period for more posters.

a capella on September 5, 2008 at 11:03 PM

And why is that a “little problem”?

Jaibones on September 5, 2008 at 10:15 PM

Our new friend has decided McCain exaggerated the truth when he said Palin sold it on ebay for a profit. According to our new friend, it wasn’t sold on ebay, but through a broker after it failed to sell on ebay, and the 2.1 million selling price was less than the 2.7 million appraised value, so it couldn’t have been sold at a profit. Thus McCain is a lying, deceitful old dog who should be shot at dawn. Or something like that. I can’t wait till we have another registration period for more posters.

a capella on September 5, 2008 at 11:03 PM

A Capella:

What was paid for the jet? If less than the selling price a profit was had.

Cutting government is always profitable!

Bubba Redneck on September 5, 2008 at 11:16 PM

Palin should go on Oprah and b#%$h slap her a few times; she deserves it.
And don’t get me started on this Dr. Phil dorkwad…………

Bubba Redneck on September 5, 2008 at 11:20 PM

defendfaithandfamily on September 5, 2008 at 6:07 PM

After watching that video…ah…omG…

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 11:23 PM

a capella on September 5, 2008 at 11:03 PM

what I find humorous is that Kent wasted no time in exposing himself on such a trivial matter…
She sold the jet to save money just like Bubba said
and it endeared her with her constituents.
It was a win win… these people are so desperate…
gotta love it….

jerrytbg on September 5, 2008 at 11:37 PM

the ” Minge ” would love to see Sarah Palin on the show!

Sonosam on September 5, 2008 at 11:39 PM

She said “I put it on Ebay”. She didn’t say “I sold it on Ebay”.

Entelechy on September 6, 2008 at 1:03 AM

Do you geniuses know how much a jet costs to run? Even if the jet is sold for a bit of a loss it’s still a net gain for the people of Alaska. It’s several thousand dollars per hour of use. It doesn’t take long to get to $600,000.

Mojave Mark on September 6, 2008 at 1:42 AM

I love it!!!! Out Sarah intimidates the mighty (fatass)Oprah.

sorry folks….I can’t stand her!

Winebabe on September 6, 2008 at 2:32 AM

Everything about Gov Palin is everything Harpo thinks she is. I think we all know that Harpo is a legend in her own mind.
Gov Sarah Palin has raised the bar to classy, something the liberals know nothing about.

christene on September 6, 2008 at 2:59 AM

Yeah, Sarah has no place on Oprah. She would just be giving credibility to Oprah as “fair and balanced”. Let Bill O’Reilly and the rest beg to be on there. How clever of her to have him on “technically” before the campaign. I’m sorry, but having token conservatives on ‘The View’ or as guests on extremely liberal shows like Oprah is not helping our cause. For God’s sake, why can’t we have our own female program and flip the script? Put on a token liberal blowhard that articulates the type of feminism that no woman identifies with and call it a day. Don’t put on some Kirsten Powers that is all attractive and coy; put on a Joy Behar or a Rosie O’Donnell.

Levinite on September 6, 2008 at 4:03 AM

Yeah, Sarah has no place on Oprah. She would just be giving credibility to Oprah as “fair and balanced”. Let Bill O’Reilly and the rest beg to be on there. How clever of her to have him on “technically” before the campaign. I’m sorry, but having token conservatives on ‘The View’ or as guests on extremely liberal shows like Oprah is not helping our cause. For God’s sake, why can’t we have our own female program and flip the script? Put on a token liberal blowhard that articulates the type of feminism that no woman identifies with and call it a day. Don’t put on some Kirsten Powers that is all attractive and coy; put on a Joy Behar or a Rosie O’Donnell.

Levinite on September 6, 2008 at 4:03 AM

Moonbats dominate Hollyweird…

we need to infiltrate media and the academy….

sven10077 on September 6, 2008 at 5:00 AM

wise_man, a capella, bubba –

Thanks for doing what Allard couldn’t seem to manage, and think your way through his libtard talking point. As one pointed out, you get rid of some assets because they have equity you want. You get rid of others because they cost you money to have. Getting rid of a waste of money like a private jet is just good management.

Jaibones on September 6, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Dear Oprah,

“Sorry, I can’t be on your show. Thanks but no thanks. I have some responsibilities I to which I must attend. I’ll have my people call your people.” – Sarah

diogenes on September 6, 2008 at 8:55 AM

I was looking at the rating numbers for the two conventions today, and that little fact jumped off the page. So Oprah refuses to have Palin on her show, and BET shuns the Republican Convention, but there is no reverse racism going on here. Right?
Jim M. on September 5, 2008 at 8:50 PM

Exactly right Jim… I wouldn’t even call it “reverse racism, as we have witnessed raw racism on the part of most elements that make up black American during Obama’s 18 month long campaign. Much has been revealed. Hundreds of black Americans when asked “who will you be voting for” answered immediately with “Obama, of course.” When then asked “why”, the answer came back “cause he’s a brother.”

Some stupid black rapper said it perfectly the other day “Alaska, are you kidding me! Alaska, they don’t even have crack heads there, they don’t even have black people there! Alaska, you got to be joking; these people don’t realize, it’s our time now, we run this house now!”

If that rant isn’t racist, I don’t comprehend the subject.

Keemo on September 6, 2008 at 9:13 AM

BTW: Personally, I could care less if Oprah doesn’t want Sarah on her show. Oprah has a right to make those decisions. Obama is going to get at least 90% of the black vote, as would any candidate on the Democrat ticket.

Republicans fought for and died by the tens of thousands to end slavery. Democrats get 90% of the black vote despite the fact that Democrat policies have held the black man down for decades. Democrats own a leader of their party who once was a leader of the KKK, and have somehow sold black America on the idea that Senator Bird is (and has always been) fighting for the rights of the black man.

What can be said for a population that turned their backs on the very people who have fought and died for their rights?

Keemo on September 6, 2008 at 9:22 AM

Palin doesn’t need Oprah…………

adamsmith on September 6, 2008 at 10:02 AM

Translation: A chunk of my audience will support McCain once they hear Palin speak.

RobCon on September 6, 2008 at 10:29 AM

Oprah can feel that Lincoln bedroom visit slipping away.

RobCon on September 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM

What can be said for a population that turned their backs on the very people who have fought and died for their rights?

Keemo on September 6, 2008 at 9:22 AM

That this population has had its education taken over by its enemies.

baldilocks on September 6, 2008 at 10:51 AM

What about the “fairness doctrine“?

OW is a media giant who has made a critical error…getting political and throwing her (XXXL) weight behind BO. I never watched he show…I am not in the demo, but less of her will be better for the dying medium called TV. Her show will be off the air in less than 5 years.

Nice run though…

jbh45 on September 6, 2008 at 11:33 AM

What can be said for a population that turned their backs on the very people who have fought and died for their rights?

Keemo on September 6, 2008 at 9:22 AM

That this population has had its education taken over by its enemies.

baldilocks on September 6, 2008 at 10:51 AM

What a great answer…

right2bright on September 6, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Well,Ophrah, a.k.a.Aunt Jemimah,You have shown your racist colors once again[no pun intended]by dissing the whitey woman.But oph ,Sarah will not have time for a sit-down with you after the campaign , because she will , well you know,be doing vicepresidency thangs.Maybe you could schedule Kwame Whatever and Rev[GD AMERICA] Wright,to shore up your racist appeal.And oppie,please dont cry your fake eyelashes off when the messiah loses and goes back to chicago corrupt politics as usual!

Marines for Mccain on September 6, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Translation: A chunk of my audience will support McCain once they hear Palin speak.

RobCon on September 6, 2008 at 10:29 AM

eeeexactamundo…

Drunk Report on September 6, 2008 at 2:42 PM

Ellen Degeneres (sp?) was confident enough to have McCain on her show wasn’t she? Maybe people should start requesting that she have Sarah Palin on as well. I’d actually take time to check that out…

OldManC on September 6, 2008 at 2:54 PM

Well,Ophrah, a.k.a.Aunt Jemimah….
Marines for Mccain on September 6, 2008 at 11:59 AM

LOVE IT!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! THAT’S WHAT I’LL CALL HER FROM NOW ON, AND IT WILL SAVE ME GETTING ANGRY LOOKS FOR USING FOUR LETTER WORDS……….

If Palin goes on, and I hope she’ll say “when Hell freezes over!” to any invite before and after the election, she needs to remember that there is no arguing with stupid.

Bubba Redneck on September 6, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Of course she’s afraid of Gov. Palin. She’d probably end up with an Obama-like no teleprompter stutter. On the stage with a strong, intelligent, “non-victim” woman…no way. Would be funny to watch. Gee, how about “The View”…sure. Barbara might actually be gutsy enough, but they’d end up hiding under the table.

keldog on September 6, 2008 at 4:46 PM

Does anyone know if she has had any presidential candidates on before?Like in previous elections…

room9reg on September 6, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Our new friend has decided McCain exaggerated the truth when he said Palin sold it on ebay for a profit. According to our new friend, it wasn’t sold on ebay, but through a broker after it failed to sell on ebay, and the 2.1 million selling price was less than the 2.7 million appraised value, so it couldn’t have been sold at a profit. Thus McCain is a lying, deceitful old dog who should be shot at dawn. Or something like that. I can’t wait till we have another registration period for more posters

Aren’t planes like cars? They lose value the minute they leave the place you bought it from?

Noelie on September 6, 2008 at 5:50 PM

WHO IN THE REAL WORLD IS CONCERNED ABOUT OPRAH. I would truly like to know anyone who thinks a women on t.v. has any real insight into the American life. I would much rather be like tom hanks when he said i dont get it (big) than an advocate for lies.

Just because some one says something does not make it true.
The left lives and dies without any sense of truth. One of the most quoted of hilter was tell a big lie and tell it often.

TomLawler on September 7, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Oprah is nothing but a big fat bigot.

byteshredder on September 7, 2008 at 7:12 PM

Oh, if only Rosie was still on the View! How bloody would THAT be. How bloody delicious that WOULD indeed, be.

Jewel on September 8, 2008 at 2:07 AM