Doth Protest Too Much On Oprah's Behalf
This is silly. Atrios writes:
After all these years I still get surprised at the fact that every single bit of pointless right wing manufactured horsesh!t becomes part of our elite media conversation.
Atrios links to Media Matters complaining that Tom Brokaw incorrectly stated that Oprah hosted Obama after he announced his Presidential candidacy. Of course Oprah did much more than that, she endorsed and campaigned for Obama. And this was a big Media story at the time. It is disingenuous to now pretend Oprah is not a big story this campaign season. Oprah has a perfect right to act in a partisan way, but please stop with the whining when that is pointed out. Oprah injected herself into the political campaign. And now she has to take her lumps for it, as would any other media figure who did what Oprah has done. More . .
Similarly, Tristero complains:
Later, in the same post, Seelye writes:...it is clear that Ms. Winfrey doesn’t want [Palin].
That is simply untrue and Seelye knows it. In short, Seelye's lying.
TRUE: Winfrey did express intense interest in interviewing Palin. After the election.
Tristero calls this "lying" by Seelye. Well, I call it disingenuous of Tristero. That Oprah does not want to interview Palin until AFTER the election is the point. She does not want to aid any politician but Obama in this election is the point. As I said, that is her right, but let's not fly into high umbrage when this is pointed out. Oprah made her bed this political season. Now she has to lie in it. This outrage on behalf of Oprah is simply absurd.
By Big Tent Democrat, speaking for me only
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