Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Oprah Bends Own Rules to Help Obama
By John W. Lillpop
In refusing to interview Governor Sarah Palin back in September, Oprah Winfrey said, in part, "I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates."
Fair enough, although the talk show superstar had already interviewed Barack Obama and was very public in her support of the Obama candidacy.
Fast forward to October 21.
According to a report on Drudge, "Oprah Winfrey is offering to 'produce' the half-hour Barack Obama advertisement set to air on Oct. 29, a top source tells the DRUDGE REPORT. The Daytime TV dynamo has even offered up her studio space in Chicago.
"She's been begging Obama to let her help," a source explains.
Of course producing an ad is not the same as sitting down with a candidate face to face.
Still, it appears as though Oprah is guilty of hypocrisy of the highest order.
Perhaps fans of the Oprah show should refuse to watch said show until Ms. Winfrey demonstrates a less biased approach?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:31 AM