December 4th, 2008
10:24 PM ET
10 years ago

Has Palin snubbed Oprah?

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(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. Dilligaf

    Why didn't Queen Oprah have her on her show BEFORE the election was over? We all know why. Palin should ignore her now. Bow down in front of the Great Oprah? Forget that.

    December 4, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  2. Oprah Fan

    Seriously, does anyone care what Oprah think?

    If So, why?

    December 4, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  3. Matt, GA

    I think the only reason Palin is still in the news is because wolves go for the kill when they know an animal is wounded and bleeding (i.e. Palin's political prospects). I don't know much about Oprah, so I have nothing valuable to contribute to that part of the conversation, except for the ridiculous comment at the end about this being the most amazing thing to happen . . .ever. She's either high, delusional, or sleeping with the Big Oh, oh, oh . . .

    December 4, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  4. JLH

    I don't understand why Oprah would want Palin on her show. Palin is NOT an "every woman". She only represents the EXTREME wing-nut, narrow-minded, racist, ill-informed, sexist, bigoted won't accept responsibility for their failures, imploding GOP! Good riddance Sarah Palin!!!

    December 4, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  5. Shannon

    Oprah used her power to make pathetic people who can't think for themselves vote for Obama. She could have been fair, and had both sides on her show during the election process. She didn't do that, she told her viewers to vote for Obama, and pathetically they did. What kind of person votes for President based on what Oprah says. How uninformed can you be. I agree with Sarah Palin on nothing, but her decision to ignore Oprah seems like a good one to me.

    December 4, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  6. miguel

    Cheer up, everyone. Oprah is a nice, bright woman who has done lots of good things. I've never watched her show (I have a job), but I do not dislike her. Palin is also a nice, bright woman who has accomplished many things. I wouldn't vote for her for President (even though I'm a republican), but I don't dislike her.

    They both exaggerate about Obama. He is not as bad as Palin suggested nor as wonderful as Oprah thinks.

    But do try to be civil.

    December 4, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  7. SUE


    December 4, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  8. Paul

    It's unfortunate to read a lot of negative postings about one of America most beloved and adored personalities. Ms. Winfrey endorsed President-elect Obama in 2006 during her appearance on Larry King Live. Shortly after that, she made the decision not to allow any of the candidates on her show until after the election. Governor Palin selection as VP candidate did not change that and should not have changed the decision because Ms. Winfrey is a woman of her words. And now the election is over, Governor Palin is invited to Oprah Show. Is now up to Governor Palin if she wants to come to the show. And by the way, Ms. Winfrey does not need Governor Palin or any of us, remember she is a Billionaire.

    Secondly, when Ms. Winfrey said that "there are not even words to talk about what this night means,” and "there’s never been a night like this on the planet earth… Nothing can compare to this,” what she meant was that the inuaguration night is going to be historic, monumental and ground-breaking. She spoke from an African American perspective. Some of us who are whites, need to sometimes put ourselves in non-white people's shoes instead of critizing them.

    May God bless America and our New President. Happy Holidays!

    December 4, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  9. bitter_in_pa

    Palin is a nobody. Lets talk about Hillary... and her huge campaign debt and the senate campaign contributions she received from tax felon Marc Rich and any other skeletons in her closet ( A very large closet indeed ) that should make her inelligible to be confirmed to a cabinet position.

    December 4, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  10. DAVE IN CA

    good for palin to snub the queen b...... she will lower her ratings with her dive into politics and what will she do if the supreme court decides to hear the case calling for obama's origional birth certificate? good thing she is rich and can afford to waste her money...

    December 4, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  11. MK

    OPRAH....You don't need Granny Palin!

    December 4, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |

    Palin should snub Oprah – screw that fugly beast . She blatantly admits to voting for obama only b/c of his skin color to make history......but we who voted on issues are racist??? Trust me, all the money in the world won't buy oprah a loving husband, five kids and pride. I think Palin was VERY inexperienced, but what the heck is obama?? Oh yeah, he is a friggin anti-American coke snorting muslim loving, whitey hating tard.

    December 4, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  13. RayinIN

    Hey Jeff...try some Zoloft or something man.

    December 4, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  14. Bill

    Oprah is disappointed she has been "dissed" by Palin. Apparently, Palin is more influential than Oprah.

    In my opinion, Oprah is the leader of the ignorant. She doesn't even appear on the intelligence radar. Why would Palin want to appear on Oprah? She can get more coverage elsewhere. Oprah is just disappointed the white lady is taking too much of "her" coverage. Palin gets more coverage in one hour than Oprah gets all week when she wants it.

    December 4, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  15. Midge from Ohio

    Good for Palin!

    December 4, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  16. Terri

    Mrs. Palin should snub her Who does she think she is. I'm a Obama supporter but for Ms. Winfrey not to have her on her show simply because she is a republican is racial. She wasn't welcome prior to the race but now she is. I think it is very narrow-minded. Ms. Winfrey should get off of her high horse.

    December 4, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  17. Jane, Atlanta

    You know if the Messiah who by the way is BIRACIAL...seems most forget that....he apparently is just African American because he looks more African...I don't care about that....but Oprah was extremely biased as everyone against Sarah Palin and I cannot for the life of me understand....
    Okay Obama has broken records and that is amazing and fine..but so has Sarah Palin..who gave respect to Geraldine and Hillary....and therefore is deserving of a woman who has accomplished the lst Republican VP nod....that in itself is history...but Obama mania has created such a facade that noone else is important....well you know what...he really hasn't actually done anything of importance except get disrespect but Oprah has not been as respectful for the women as I would have appreciated her to be..instead she has shown, like so many, a bias towards anyone who doesn't agree with their political aspirations....guess what all of you...Bush allowed this to happen because HE KEPT US SAFE FOR ALL THESE YEARS...SHOW SOME RESPECT...YOU CAN TALK THE TALK BUT YOU KNOW SARAH PALIN IS A TRUE AMERICAN...IF YOU WOULD JUST LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND THAT HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE THE AMERICAN DREAM TOO....

    December 4, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  18. tony_n_atl

    OK...does Oprah need Palin?! Heck no!!!!!!!!! Palin's 5 minutes of fame is up...she is only influential to half of the republican party...And did i mention that the republican party identifies with about 30% of Americans? So Palin continues to irrelevant!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 4, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  19. Doug in New Mexico

    Oprah hasn't lost anything.

    December 4, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  20. Scott

    I certainly hope so!!!!!!!

    December 4, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  21. Dan, FL

    What is Oprah. For me she is nothing. Making money at our cost. Go away.

    December 4, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  22. The watcher

    All you American fools are way off base...your minds are too low. Read your Bibles (if you can read that is) then you will know what time it is!

    December 4, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  23. ck

    Wait... didnt the big "o" snub Sarah Palin???

    Amazing how hollywood and the Dumbs...oops, Dems play the same games??


    December 4, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  24. TimMN

    Dr. Larry dude if you are trying to sound educated in your comments you are only making a fool of yourself. And using the race card after this historic election really looks shallow and empty minded.

    December 4, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  25. kathy

    Oprah, I would not even waste my time on Sarah Palin.
    She needs to go home where she belongs and tend to
    her family and Alaska. I can't stand her winey, annoying voice
    so please don't subject us to having to watch her on your show.
    Thank You!!!

    December 4, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
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