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Profiles in Media Bias: Oprah Refuses to Have Palin On!

Posted by iusbvision on September 5, 2008

Via Matt Drudge –

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.”

DRUDGE’S STATEMENT:

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.

Developing…

Now we know that Oprah’s statements about advancing black Americans and women is nothing but empty rheroric. Like so many of the super rich left, identity politics of sex and race are nothing more than tools to advance the political agenda of one’s self. Oprah I used to admire you, no longer.

UPDATE: Emily Friedman at ABC news has written a remarkably straight and honest piece of journalism that all people should read.

Emily, I cant help but like you already because I like people who have skill and are competent, but if you keep writing pieces of this [high] quality it may endanger your career with some people in the elite media.

Click the link below for a good read.

Is Oprah Biased? Host Won’t Interview Palin
Republican VP Nominee Sarah Palin Isn’t Welcome on ‘Oprah’
By EMILY FRIEDMAN
Sept. 5, 2008

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Story?id=5736716&page=1

Newsday wrote a good piece too.

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