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. Soccer Nana

    Hey People, Oprah gave HER opinion; that is how SHE feels!! She feels that for her to live and see a black man become president of the United States of America is nothing short of a miracle. He won with many, many white, black, asian, latino votes. That tremendous feeling she possesses regarding this historic event is HER PERSONAL feelings that she verbally expressed.

    December 4, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  2. Sally

    Go Sarah!!! We love you!!!

    Palin 2012

    December 4, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  3. Cary

    Who snubbed who. Oprah played her card early and Palin had every right to play hers.

    December 4, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. Talia

    Thank you, Angie! Having grown up Baptist, I no longer claim any affiliation with a particular denomination. Unfortunately, it's those who claim their religious affiliation and Godly morals that seem to spread the most hate, bigotry and narrow-minded views.

    Obama has been elected President. It's a fact. People need to deal with it. I like Sarah Palin, but not as a possible President, at least not right now.

    Who cares if Oprah didn't have her on her show back during the campaign? Honestly, it was probably a blessing for McCain's party to not have her talking about issues she wasn't fully capable of discussing. Energy? She's all over it. Foreign policy? Not so much.

    December 4, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  5. ck

    Oprah is as dillusional as the guests on her show!!

    ROFL Oprah is no journalist!

    December 4, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  6. Renee

    Gov. Palin should go on Oprah. If she really desires a future in higher politics, facing those that agree with you and don't is important. This is what all potential President's will face (as well as most Politicians). She is tougher than I thought. She should face this situation and show that she has confidence.

    December 4, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  7. Jackie1922

    Gee, lets see. Everyone of those mentioned hosts talked to her before the election and your the only who didn't. Now she'll speak to everyone but you. Go figure. I like you Oprah, but you're not God.

    December 4, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  8. Independent Iowan

    "There’s never been a night like this on the planet earth."
    I like how Linus (A Charlie Brown Christmas) describes another night long ago...
    And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all people. For unto you is born this dayin the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
    There's never been a night like THAT on the planet earth. : >

    December 4, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  9. John Anthony

    Ahemmm-WE DON'T CARE ABOUT PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 4, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  10. Trudy

    Let's see......Sarah's hot and Oprah is CERTAINLY not!

    December 4, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  11. Dood

    Obama is just another politician. People that believe he is "special" are dupes.

    Palin will still be around in 2012 after Obama has become a joke. We'll see who has the last laugh, Miss Oprah.

    December 4, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  12. Catherine Kayser

    Why would Palin want to appear on Oprah's show now? Oprah snubbed her by not inviting her on the show during the campaign. Oprah also didn't have Hillary Clinton on her show either – from the beginning she made it clear she only wanted to promote Obama, which was her right to do. Oprah, however, should expect some backlash from Palin and the public. Not all of us want our politics to be dictated to us by celebrities. Some of us prefer to think for ourselves and consider celebrity endorsements a contrary indicator.

    December 4, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  13. tess

    sarah can talk to whomever she wants or not and the media will find fault with either decision so she should just go with the ones who wil be fair!

    December 4, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  14. res45

    It's just a TV show people,who cares who goes on there or who doesn't the world want come to an end. Did i miss something is it ratings week or is it mandatory you have to appear on Oprah's show if she ask or invites you. It just amazes me the things people get upset about. People need to get a life.

    December 4, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  15. Valorie

    Oh, poor poor Oprah Woprah, she didn't get her whittle interview. Boo-hoo!

    December 4, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  16. Valerie Gage

    You go Oprah!!!!!! I am so happy to hear that she will have the honor of taping her show in D.C. I just pray that she will be around doing her thing for a long time. She brings out the best in what a show should be about. She doesn't have to have Palin on if she is trying to act as if she is all that and a bag of chips. To be honest she had her 4 months of fame, and she can just go back to shooting moose, and running her little town.

    I love and admire Oprah for all of her good work in getting good news and shows out.


    December 4, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  17. Anthony

    This woman (Palin) is still relevant? Doesnt our country have more important things to worry about then a second place beauty queen/vicepresident?

    December 4, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  18. frieda

    Oh! calm down Oprah....T
    "There’s never been a night like this on the planet earth" !!!!

    I guess she forgot Nelson Mandela who became president after 30 years in prison...I don't think Obama is that take a breath Oprah and calm down@@@

    December 4, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Way to NOT GO Sarah!

    December 4, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  20. Mark

    COME ON NOWWWW People!!

    Sarah Palin doesn't deserve to be within 100 miles of an Oprah stage or 1000 miles of the White House.....

    She is a LOSER, and a sore one at that.

    December 4, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  21. jennifer Getman

    Shows good judgement on Palin's part now that she's free to call her own shots!

    December 4, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  22. David in Seattle

    Oprah Winfrey is not the collective voice of the American Citizenry.It is disgusting to think a celebrity fawning network,ooppss,excuse me NEWS outlet like CNN considers this NEWS. Ms Palin has the right NOT to grace Ms Winfrey with her presence.Why don't you people stick to news instead of celebrity non sense?

    December 4, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  23. Bob

    To Godluvr, who said "Give the Prince of Peace a chance to Change your hearts, and make you feel good again!"

    Wow. And you think some posters are reading too much into OPRAH'S words?

    News Flash, Folks. Obama is a man. He's not even in office yet. He's done NOTHING. I hope he does well, but many of you are deifying him and it's really really really sad and pathetic. He puts his pants on one leg at a time, folks.

    What's even MORE sad is how many of you that have been uttering such nonsense as "Impeach Bush", "Bush is a war criminal", etc. will have ZERO, repeat ZERO tolerance for anyone criticizing Obama. And the LAST thing YOU will ever do is find fault with him. It's really sad.

    December 4, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  24. Harpo

    Soccer Nana, this that you wrote is not true, not even close to being true:

    "Don't worry about it Oprah; you have never had "candidates" who are actually in the running for public offices on your show before and there was no need to change your rules for Palin. It is her loss, not yours."

    Oprahs has had candiates on her show during elections over the years. This year she refused to have McCain or Palin on, and then made public appearances campaiging for Obama.

    And now she's beinig a cry baby because Palin won't come on her show. Ha! What an ego Oprah has!

    December 4, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  25. tys

    To the person named "Carylie" you are so senseless and ignorant with your comments. Very uneducated. If Oprah wanted to have children, she can have as many as she wanted but regardles she is still a mother to many.

    Carylie, you must be a miserable human being. God will judge you.

    December 4, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
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