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

Has Palin snubbed Oprah?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Ed from PA

    Oprah does not belong on the political ticker. Period.

    December 4, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  2. deb

    Well, here we go again...more Oprah bashing by the right wing nut jobs! If you'd read the article she simply stated the facts...that Sarah had talked to others but not her. How is that a negative against Oprah?

    What gets me is how all of the right wingers get so upset whenever any celebrity says ANYthing at all about a politician! They are just as much Americans as anyone else and have a right to speak their minds! And, yes, many are EDUCATED and know what they are talking about. There are just as many educated celebrities (if not more) as are in the general public.

    December 4, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  3. Wendy

    Elections are over time to come together. Sarah shoudn't be so devisive.

    December 4, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  4. Barbara in NC

    Who is Sara Palin? I must have missed something.

    December 4, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  5. Ms. B in California

    That would have been an interesting show to say the least. Oprah, Katie or Hillary asking her intelligent questions and her answering them like only Sarah could. I certainly would have watched that show. But then, what kind of questions could you have asked her? "Give us that recipe for Moose soup?"

    What could she possibly say interesting that would have taken up an hour?

    December 4, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Palin has been put on notice by the Republican Governors and by Obama that the election is over, so there is nothing left for her to sprew hate about. And frankly who wants to hear about her moose hunting, moose stew and wolf killing. Palin is done not unless she can come up with something new to put the GOP back in the game and I seriously doubt that.

    December 4, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. Gary, Georgia

    Who died and made Oprah God? I swear, she thinks that whatever she wants she gets. I'm glad Palin did not talk to hear. Oprah had her head so far up Obama's hindend during the campaign it was unbelievable! It would suit me fine if I never had to hear anything this "so called unbiased woman" has to say!

    December 4, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  8. kathie ann

    and again who gives a care

    December 4, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  9. KG

    Simple case of "he said, she said." Can you believe Oprah? Who knows. Rumors were she didn't invite her. So she says she did. Did she? There are no facts to cooberate her story whatsoever. Besides, I truly doubt Gov Palin good give a rat about Oprah or her fluff-filled circus of a show.

    December 4, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  10. dizizi31

    Why is Sara Palin still in the news? CNN do you miss her?

    December 4, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  11. once upon a horse

    wow.......Obama haters are OPRAH haters as well, huh? Do I sense a strange connection here by chance?

    December 4, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  12. Jeremy

    Guys get real- who really cares what u think. She is a billionare and doesnt care whether Sarah Palin talks to her or not. HAlf of you leaving comments are just pissed that Oprah did what Oprah wants. At the end of the day- you guys are just as broke as u were yesterday. Get over it- she doesnt need Palin and half of you leaving comments.

    December 4, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  13. RV

    great not only do we have to be known as the City where a great president was killed now we have to be known where the worst president moved too. can we catch a break?? Cowboys? Mavs? dont hold your breath!!

    December 4, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  14. Flash Gorden /-\

    Harpo/Oprah should feel thankful. It wasn't a snub, it was a miracle! She [Palin] does not deserve to be on her show. Now, G-O A-W-A-Y...

    December 4, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  15. An American

    Good – I hope she never talks to you!!

    December 4, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  16. Holly

    I love Oprah, but I suppose the night WW2 ended, or the Berlin Wall came down, "may" have been comparable to Obama's inauguration. She needs to get a grip.

    December 4, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  17. jj

    Sarah palin should count herself lucky even to be invited to oprah,s show.

    December 4, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  18. jbencollins

    Again, please stop paying attention to Mrs. Moose. Like the high school girl she really is, she thrives on it.

    December 4, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  19. Mitch

    Oprah doesn't need to dumb her show down anymore. Tom Cruise was enough....but putting Palin on would be the equivalent of putting a tree stump on the show. Both Palin and the stump have about the same intellect.

    December 4, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |

    sarah pain-lin is a deucebag – I wouldn't want to see her racoon eating behind on anyones couch blabbing incoherently!

    good for oprah!!!!

    December 4, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  21. Georgia is going blue 2!

    Oprah and Palin are polar opposites.

    December 4, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  22. Juan Grain

    Don't worry Oprah, she is a looser, a soar looser. She should us how soar in the gov meeting. I guess God answered her prayer and she did not like the answer.

    December 4, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  23. Cindy

    There are plenty of hosts Sarah can still go to. There are plenty of guests Oprah can still interview.

    Neither need each other. This is a non issue.

    December 4, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  24. Pepe Le Pew

    All of those interviews that Palin did with Greta, Lauer, and King were BORING!!! Her rambling just went on and on and on..... I'm not a Palin or Oprah fan, but it's Palin's loss!

    December 4, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  25. km

    Laugh out loud funny!

    Oprah did what she could to help Obama win, that means not giving air time to his rivals during election time. It hardly matters if Palin comes to the show now or not. It changes nothing. Oprah is pretty smart at that, she also kept her word.

    December 4, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
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