Sunday, September 07, 2008

Oprah Refuses to Have Sarah Palin on her show!

For the most part, I have given Oprah a huge pass before now for her liberal leanings. Most of the time, I saw her as very well meaning but misled. Even when she was in the tank for Obama, I figured it was because he was the first viable black candidate to run for President. I no longer think she is well meaning, and I will no longer be giving her a pass.

Oprah doesn't run a "liberal" talk show. She portrays her show as being one for the American people, especially women. Yet, its becoming painfully obvious that if you don't have the right ideology, you aren't allowed on her show.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a wonderful book last year that told the inspirational true story of his life. He is the only African-American on the Supreme Court right now and he faced amazing odds in his life to get to where he is now. That is exactly the type of story that Oprah normally champions on her show. Yet, Thomas was never invited. Why? Because he doesn't share Oprah's liberal ideology.

Then, along comes Sarah Palin, the most talked about woman in the U.S. right now. She is the first woman to ever be on the Republican ticket. She is true history in the making and she has an incredible life story to tell. Yet, once again Oprah appears to be refusing to invite her on the show. Why? Sarah doesn't share Oprah's ideology.

When Drudge first published the story, this was Oprah's response,
"At the beginning of the 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."
Does that make sense to any of you? Me either! She campaigned, supported and gave money to Barack Obama but she's not going to use her show to be a platform for any of the other candidates. Does she hear how ridiculous that sounds? She already alienated half of her audience by supporting Obama (which was her prerogative). Yet, now she is alienating about 75% of the women in the audience by not giving them a chance to get to know this fascinating woman.

Oprah is one of the most powerful women in the country right now. She probably thinks she can do whatever she wants without consequences. Maybe, she should hear from women all over this country. Lets make our voices heard.

Also, sign the petition to boycott Oprah until she has Sarah Palin on!

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