Monday, September 08, 2008

Would "Fairness Doctrine" Force Oprah to Interview Sarah Palin?

By John W. Lillpop

Oprah Winfrey's refusal to interview Sarah Palin will not cost the television mogul a regular viewer in my home.

There are no Oprah addicts here to begin with, have never been, and never will be because Winfrey's narrow-minded definition of herself as a "victim" is offensive.

Victim status legitimately goes to those fighting to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads, problems not often faced by billionaire talk show hostesses.

Winfrey is much like Michelle Obama in the sense that, despite being hugely successful and prosperous, both women harbor deep resentments against America.

Each refuses to credit America for the exceptional opportunities that have been afforded them; neither is grateful or "proud" to be American.

Winfrey apparently finds Sarah Palin "too white" for her television show. On the other hand, Barack Obama's skin pigmentation seemed to blend in nicely with Winfrey's biases and prejudices.

The big question: How might Winfrey react if she were forced to interview Sarah by a fascist government bent on enforcing the resurrected Fairness Doctrine?