Oprah denies using her show as a platform for candidates

@Taskr36 (13923)
United States
September 5, 2008 1:41pm CST
“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,” Winfrey wrote in the statement. “I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.” http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/05/winfrey-report-about-palin-categorically-untrue/ Why couldn't she just tell the truth and that she'll use her show as a platform for Obama, but not for candidates she doesn't support? I respect her right to use her show however she likes, but she shouldn't lie and contradict herself so blatantly after having Obama on her show.
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@nickventere (1423)
• Zambia
5 Sep 08
Truth, and prerogative. I think we all have our prerogatives and stuff like that. Just one thing bothering many people is that she commands a very good and loyal following who will listen to whatever she says; for some, they let her think for them. Celebrities!
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
5 Sep 08
There are definitely women who let her think for them. I loved how Adam Corrolla and Jimmy Kimmel said it CAROLLA: She tells them what to read, what to eat, what to think, what to do. . . . KIMMEL: We 're the ones that are supposed to be telling them what to do, to right? The Oprahization of America must be stopped. Ok, so it's obviously the most sexist words that could be said, but the part about the brainwashing and the fact that certain women will do whatever she says is true. As a librarian I see no shortage of women who come in pleading for whatever Oprah recommended. They don't know the authors or titles, they just want the Oprah books.
• Zambia
6 Sep 08
You are very right there, mate.
@spalladino (17922)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I'm sorry Taskr, Oprah has lost her mind. I'm not being sarcastic or smug...I'm very serious...she's been making bad decisions for a while now and this definitely is a case of political discrimination and bias that she would not have participated in a couple of years ago.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Thanks for responding. It doesn't even really bother me that she wouldn't have Palin on her show as her show isn't a political thing like the O'reilly Factor. It's that she's claiming she wouldn't use her show for political campaigns when that's exactly what she's done by having Obama on it. She should just admit the truth and move on. Oh well.
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@spalladino (17922)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Yes, she should have. I would have had more respect for her if she had than I do now.
• United States
6 Sep 08
thats some bs!! obama was on her show all the time when he was running against everyone!! she is so annoying at how she tries to be al saintly when shes just a phony
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
5 Sep 08
In 2000 Oprah invited Goerge W. Bush and Al Gore onto her show. Both did show up and used her show as a political platform. Sorry Orpah but we already know that you are in the tank for Obama, remember Iowa. If McCain/Palin wins Gov. Sarah Palin will be to busy for Oprah, but I am guessing that she thinks that there is not way Obama can lose. It is her show and she can have anyone she wants, but when people stop watching her I do not want to her about it. When Oprah campaigned for Barack in Iowa women stopped listening to her, maybe the same thing will happen now. I do not understand what is appealing about her, except maybe to stay at home women. I am a woman that has never watched one episode of the Oprah Winfrey show.