December 4th, 2008
10:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Has Palin snubbed Oprah?

Oprah says she wants Palin on her show.
Oprah says she wants Palin on her show.

(CNN) – Did Sarah Palin snub Oprah Winfrey?

That's what the most popular daytime talk show host and fervent Barack Obama supporter appeared to suggest in a recent interview with the entertainment show Extra.

"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over... I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. She talked to Larry [King]. But she didn't talk to me.”

Winfrey’s comments came in response to rumors she refused to invite the former vice presidential candidate on her popular daytime show.

Earlier this week, the talk show host announced she will tape her inauguration week show in the nation’s capital, and has rented the Kennedy Center’s lush Opera House – which seats roughly 2,300 — to serve as her studio.

“There are not even words to talk about what this night means,” Oprah said of Obama's inauguration. “Everybody keeps using the word historic — there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.”


Filed under: Oprah Winfrey • Sarah Palin
soundoff (791 Responses)
  1. Voter

    I hate Oprah.
    McCain 2012

    December 4, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  2. Tyrone IL

    Who can blame Sarah Palin? Oprah made it clear from the beginning that she was a Sarah Palin hater. Oprah is yet another ego-inflated celebrity who thinks her fame is enough to influence simple-minded people to vote the way she wants them to.

    December 4, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  3. David

    Really? The most historic event on earth? Rather grandiose thinking for someone who helped promote incompetence. Oprah and those like her cheer this self-designated "historic" event. Constantly comparing "that one" to Lincoln and MLK jr. only serves to reinforce for the rest of us, as we stand ready to cheer when history repeats itself.

    December 4, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  4. Jane, Atlanta

    For all the folks who have never actually been in a room with Sarah Palin or spoke with her let me tell you....she was in Duluth, GA on behalf of Chambliss, and most folks were there to see her because when she came in the crowd went crazy and folks waited after just to have her sign their memo.....so she must have something going for her...never mind the oil in her back yard?....thankfully he won and can say she made a difference in her visit to GA.

    December 4, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  5. jmf

    Hey Carole, Unfortunately for you, Sarah Palin does have brains. She's smart enough to be able to understand Oprah's selfish motivations and not oblige them.

    December 4, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  6. Paul Lennon

    What a same, Winfrey didn't get her way as usual.
    I think Palin did right by Winfrey

    December 4, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  7. Angie

    I've been a Baptist Christian all my life and I must say........these holier-than-thou, hypocritical, right-wing, nutballs are what's wrong with this country. NO ONE knows for certain what the afterlife will bring...it's a BELIEF! We believe in our God, the same way, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, etc. believe in theirs! Oprah not having Palin on her show has NOTHING to do with God! Get over yourselves!

    December 4, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  8. Maggie SC

    Oprah was incorrect to say: "Everybody keeps using the word historic — there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.”" Oprah must not know about the Bible and the following :
    ’He prepared a nation. He prepared a kingdom and a king.
    God prepared for Bible and what it says about His Son, Jesus. The bible states that : Luke 2: Verse 11, ‘‘For unto you is born this day
    in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ
    the Lord.’ " He did not say I give you Obama. Not anything that has ever happened nor will ever happen to beat the night Jesus Christ, only Son of God was born into this sinful world not to make history althought He did, not to make oprah's show better but to better mankind. May you remember this instead ot the spotlight on a human man whose spotlight will dim but Jesus' never will dim throughout the history of this ungodly world of mankind.

    December 4, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  9. mwanakijiji

    There is only one position for first lady at the white house. You should first invite 50 cent . Give me a break.

    December 4, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  10. Gaylon Barrow

    WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL. Who in the hades is OPRAH. What does she mean to the general rule of the United State government. A WOMAN WHO BUILDS A NEW SCHOOL WHICH IS GREAT THEN IS SO INCOMPENENT SHE HIRES CHILD MOLESTERS TO TEACH THERE. Yes Gov. Palin needs to avoid her on a ten-foot pole. So she gave OBAMA millions and Said I ENDORSE HIM.So what so did the fleerer FROM Chappicnick who ran home drunk while his pregnant mistress drown. NO SHE DOES NOT HAVE TO MEET WITH OPRAH. WHO IS OPRAH? Nothing but someone we used to know, REGRETTABLY.

    December 4, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  11. Sarah Lover

    I am in love with Sarah... Love you mum

    December 4, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  12. Bev

    Dear Oprah,
    Why oh why would you want to have Palin on your show? It can't be to engage in an intelligent coversation – because that won't happen, so it must be solely for ratings. Shame on you for being a part of this Palin side show. We are ALL TIRED OF HER, and want her to just find the fastest toboggan back to Alaska.

    December 4, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  13. Godluvr

    Racist people always identify themselves. Everytime there is an article about our new president or another black person, in this case; Oprah, they crawl out of their bigotrous holes, and start eating up the woodwork!

    Give the Prince of Peace a chance to Change your hearts, and make you feel good again!

    Just like First Lady-E Michelle's statement about being 'proud of her country for the first time' was misinterpreted, so some of you are trying to light a match under Oprah's words. Be gone you noxious scallions! Stop trying to be holier than God, and raising your righteous indignations!

    We love and supported President-Elect Obama for the person he is, the character and integrity he portrays, and his genuine desire to bring change to our country (Issues anyone?) We know who the real God is! Do you?

    Stop hiding behind your racism, and go back to Fox with your mess!

    We will continue to beat you down with intelligent rhetoric over here, because ignoring you won't make you go away!

    December 4, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  14. Dennis

    Oprah is just psycobabble. Why does the world think she's great? I will never get it. Good for you Sarah!

    December 4, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  15. The Rector

    to annie in atlanta,

    Steve has as much right to say stupid things as you do. The only difference is he has a good point, every time someone pushes the envelope of "normality" they are setting themselves up to be knocked down. If Obama goes unmolested that will be truley historical, and you requesting that CNN not extend Steves first amendment rights to him won't change what is almost inevadable. There have already been two plots to harm this man and he isn't even president yet, I know they were just a bunch of morons who were totaly inept, but thats a good thing for Michelle and the girls. This is still America and we still have the right to say pretty much anything we like, so please dont forget that if Steve looses that right you will too.

    December 4, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  16. Larry

    She's really fat.

    December 4, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  17. Smartguy

    Jim December 4th, 2008 8:15 pm ET

    Obama didn't win dispite his skin color. Obama won because of his skin color

    If that's true Jim then the last 43 Presidents have won because of their skin color also???

    December 4, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  18. DE

    Why would Sarah Palin want to talk to an obvious racist Oprah? Her and BHO are of the same mold, all blow and no go. In her interview with Obama, Oprah did everything but give him a Lewinsky on television.

    December 4, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  19. Mike, Syracuse NY

    The odds that Oprah would do a respectful interview are near zero. Why sign up for another leftist lynching like The View pulled on McCain?

    December 4, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  20. rocky

    I am excited. I am not even going to watch it.

    December 4, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  21. carylie

    just look at the picture....oprah is so GROSS and fat and childless and loveless......another whitey hater, just like ozombo. they both are puke inducing cretins. On 1/20/09 I will fly my HUGE American flag unside down at half mast as a signal of distress for America.

    December 4, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  22. me

    “There are not even words to talk about what this night means,” Oprah said of Obama's inauguration. “Everybody keeps using the word historic — there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.”

    Does that mean Oprah Winfrey does not believe in the existance of Jesus Christ on planet earth? or is the inauguration of Obama more important than the birth and death of Jesus Christ here on planet earth?

    December 4, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  23. wendy

    Nobody really cares to see more of Palin making a fool of herself except the fools who want soap opera cartoon characters to live vicariously thru and cant focus on something like a real issue and select someone of substance to lead our country. I want to learn more and more about Obama who is our President now ...not a hasbeen ditzy like Palin.

    As for those who attack Opra over this, it must be hard to see a wildly successful, rich, accomplished, bright and beloved figure like Opra who has succeeded despite having had plenty of challenges AND see Obama as President, despite so many not thinking he could possibly win in the face of prejudice and fear and competing against better known politicians..
    Get over it. Cream rises to the top. Both of these Americans are outstanding. We should be proud of what Americans can do and overcome to get where they are. We should admire their accomplishments. We who have not had to deal with racial prejudice or being raised by a single parent or overcome what they have should not belittle them .

    December 4, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  24. johnny

    Palin is getting way too much airtime. Don't taser me, bro.

    December 4, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  25. DwayneL

    I'm glad she didn't go on her Oprah's show and hope she never does. She's better than that and Oprah doesn't deserve to have her on her stupid show.

    December 4, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
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