December 4th, 2008
10:24 PM ET
2 years 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
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  1. Karen

    As if this will hur Oprah. If she did interview her that is one show I would not watch. Had enough her. It just go to prove that she don't like black people anyway.

    December 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  2. PDX Gal

    Some "pitbull". Palin's running scared.

    Oprah is wicked smart, and would likely have a question or two that would make Palin VERY uncomfortable... not that Palin would answer an uncomfortable question honestly.

    December 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  3. Donna in California

    Sarah needs Oprah if she wants to sell her upcoming book! Oprah does not need Sarah for anything!

    December 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  4. Nag

    To Phil A Buster

    That Palins children are uneducated is apparent from the fact that her oldest daughter is already pregnant at 17 and is ready to wed her high school droput electrician apprentice boyfriend

    Am sure Mama Palin approves of her daughter marrying Levi The Electrician Dude

    December 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. Carol

    I never listen to anything Sarah Palin guests on. I would have watched her with Oprah, because it would have been interesting to see if she could keep up a decent conversation with a natural woman.

    December 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  6. Vegas Barbie for Obama

    Palin wouldn't talk to Oprah because Oprah would not throw her soft ball questions like Hannity and the other Repub hacks did. Oprah is a responsible interviewer and would have called Palin out on everything she (Palin) DOESN'T know. No excuses. Without a gun in her hand and a moose in her sight (from a helicopter of course, she would never actually FACE anything, a question or a wild animal), she is a know-nothing tool, and her time in the spotlight is over already...she's not worthy of appearing on Oprah!

    December 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  7. Reality Check richmond virginia

    To bad HEE HAW isn't still around.

    December 4, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  8. Rktcat

    Oh dear God let this twit's 15 minutes of fame be OVER already! Only the media still seems to care – why???? The sooner I stop seeing her face when I turn on my computer the better.
    Sheesh

    December 4, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  9. anotherview

    Winfrey played political favorites and continues to do so. Palin doesn't need Oprah nor the women who idealize her. So good for Palin to play it cool.

    It is proven what Plain does for ratings and with Chambiss smoking Martin after Palin stumping in Georgia she has once again proven she is more than a flash in the pan. Yep, Winfrey could sure use Palin. Now, what are the competing networks and shows?

    December 4, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  10. elo

    sarah,,is a sorry,,a...of a contender for nothing....let her pay her bills and continue to raise her grandchildren..god forbide,,her children will.....lol..deltona fl

    December 4, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  11. Missy M

    I agree that Obama's election is historic and a wonderful moment in American history, but I'm a bit miffed by Oprah's quote "there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.” I have a feeling that countries who have elected black leaders would disagree that "there's never been a night like this on planet earth." There are many countries that have overcome the issue of slavery to elect black leaders. Haiti for example, elected its first black president long before America even ended slavery - and there are lots of other examples.

    December 4, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  12. Tim

    Who Cares about Jabba the Hut Oprah , her sexist and racist show is going down the tubes any way !!!!
    I totally support Palin 100% , Tell Fatrah to go eat another cheesburger!!

    December 4, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  13. Lee

    I love how Oprah is doing a CYA and trying to play the sympathy card. She could care less for Palin, pre or post election... she made that quite clear during the campaign (IMO).

    Good for you Sarah... what's good for the goose is good for the gander, only the PC crowd wants it one way.

    December 4, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  14. Steve NY

    Palin is way hotter than Oprah. Dang.

    December 4, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  15. C

    Oprah says there has never been a night like this on the earth. Excuse me, but what about the first Christmas Eve? Obama is just a man, calm down.

    December 4, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  16. Andy - Atlanta, GA

    Wonder if she knows the difference between Opera & Oprah?

    December 4, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  17. kasera

    WHO CARES? DOESN'T SHE HAS A STATE TO RUN? SHE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO ALASKA ALREADY?

    December 4, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  18. FRANCISCO BALAGTAS

    One should be magnanimous in victory......although it seemed that on every front, the GOP has tried to come out of this heated presidential election bitter and angry and has never learned their lessons well (except maybe for their GOP standard-bearer, who showed that he was really an Officer and a Gentleman, bless him!), the rest of them still cultivates in their hearts and minds and in the hearts and minds of their constituents the "holier-than-thou", "i am better than you", ultra-conservative views of the twisted, corrupted and most defiled white immigrant mind who can not accept a president who has a different color than their skin - and that is the most basic issue that we all have to contend with, no matter how they will cover this up with other lame issues. The truth of the matter is, we have President Obama as our 44th president and he has at least 4 years to prove his worth to all of us so let us give him a chance and not foretell what will happen to us even before it happens.
    Whether or not Palin will show up in Oprah is beyond the point.....we have to move on....Oprah, your show will be TOPS no matter who you guest in it!

    December 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  19. Jeff Colby

    So first Oprah snubs Governor Palin and now Palin snubs Oprah in return? Ahhh poor Oprah! Maybe Winfrey just isn't as relevant as she thinks she is?! In any case, I applaud Gov. Palin on her staying above the frey and out of the trailer park known as the "Oprah Winfrey Show"

    December 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  20. OWho

    She talked to everyone else before the election why wait till after for Gov. Palin. I wouldn't go either, makes no sense.

    No other night like this in history of planet earth !!??

    Ridiculous, sounds more like Obama is still the "savior or messiah" to too many people.

    December 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  21. Maine

    Oprah wouldn't give Sarah the time of day while she was campaigning.

    Sarah shouldn't give Oprah the time of day now.

    What a complete joke... she spews biased drivel daily.

    December 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  22. Matt: honestly

    Griff, you need some prozak or something. You are always so angry. Crack a beer, chill out and watch your soaps. Why all the hate?

    December 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  23. Hitman

    Oprah says: “Everybody keeps using the word historic — there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this.”

    That sound you hear is me...barfing.

    December 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  24. Paul

    Who cares what Oprah thinks, most of us have put her on BLOCK, Oprah no longer talks fair and honest

    December 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  25. Ted:Canada

    BUEATIFUL STORY of humanity.

    "Nanny describes saving child in Mumbai attack " CNN Story

    Hurry Hillary! there is much to be done!

    December 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
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