Friday, September 05, 2008

A Night At The Oprah-Without Palin

A pit-bull with lipstick is not Oprah's kind of gal. The US entertainment media is having a field day, after Obama's Oprah won't let Sarah near the sofa. 

ABC News is leading the pack, and naughty Drudge is at it again - this time forcing US talk-show Queen, Oprah Winfrey, to wriggle on her sofa and admit she won't be letting Republican darling, Sarah Palin, onto her show.

Quite right - it's the US elections, but, hey, the Grand Old Oprah caused a storm when she gave Obama a prime slot on the TV show, just weeks ago. 

Drudge broke the Clinton-Lewinski 'affair' and is well know over here for breaking the story of Prince Harry and Tommy Taliban in Afghanistan.

Now he exclaims: "Oprah Winfrey may have introduced Democrat Barack Obama to the women of America -- but the talkshow queen is not rushing to embrace the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket!"

Drudge, well-known for having the ear of the Republican Party, reports a back-room row over whether Palin should be on the show and points out that Oprah executive producer Sheri Salata, has contributed thousands of dollars to Obama's campaign. 

An Oprah statement said "The item in today's Drudge Report is categorically untrue. There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show." 

Then with some perverse logic, the statement goes on: 

"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. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over." 

She's the Queen of the Scene and no one can argue with that - if only anyone could make sense of what she was trying to say.

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