Oprah: Biased? No Question. Racist? Hmm…
September 5, 2008 14 Comments
I create feelings in others that they themselves don’t understand. — Lightning McQueen
Well that’s one thing Barack Obama has in common with the Pixar creation. At least when it comes to the popular Ms. Winfrey, who said this after the Senator’s recent acceptance speech,
What I saw with Barack Obama was something that was transcendent and I felt transformational for me as a human being and for this country.
Hey, I hear you O! I’ve already given the best reasons that qualify Mr. Obama for the Presidency:
Those 2 trump what has been told to me : “he gives a good speech”, “he reminds me of JFK”, “he’s for change”
So now Oprah (unabashed Obama honk) is in the news for refusing to have Sarah Palin on her insanely popular show. Granted, O will have her on after the election (probably provided that the GOP doesn’t win) but not anytime before.
This prompted the good impartial folks over at ABC to ask the following question:
Is Oprah Biased? Host Won’t Interview Palin
Well of course she’s biased ABC (takes one to know one?) but the better question is, “Is she racist?”
I know it sound preposterous (it’s impossible for libs to be racist) but let’s play a bit of “A Time to Kill” pretend.
You have an immensely popular white talk show host who is endorsing a young, charismatic “biracial” GOP Presidential candidate (For example, George Prescott Bush, right). The Dems have a woman VP candidate on their ticket but said talk queen refuses to have her on the show. Now imagine that the Democratic VP candidate is black.
How long would it take for the race-hustlin’ Sharptons and Jacksons of the world to cry bloody racism?
A shade longer than it took Mr. Cruise to leap into O history…
[For the record Ms. Winfrey, I don't think you're racist]