Oprah No Politics Zone

Oprah Winfrey will give no airtime to either presidential candidate team until after the election, according to a statement by the media mogul.

No politics on the Oprah show for now

Media outlets had reported that Winfrey refused to give Palin a guest spot on her show because of her public support for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

Winfrey categorically denied this, issuing the following statement:

"The item in today's Drudge Report is categorically untrue. There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show. At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.

Obama has appeared on Oprah twice, in 2005 and 2006, before announcing he would run for President. Obama is also Winfrey's home state senator.

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Comments on "Oprah says no to politics on her show"

Greg Anderstein October 01, 2008 | 5:35 AM

That's weird, google oprah and obama. Didn't you support hillary before? I wonder what made you change your mind, hope it was not something superficial or skin deep.

Michelle L. September 23, 2008 | 6:31 AM

It's her show, she can choose her own guests. If she doesn't want political candidates at this time, that's her choice. Those that are grumbling should get their own show!

lashonda erby September 13, 2008 | 10:53 AM

thats the only fair thing to do when pailn was in alaska doin what ever she was'nt thinkin about the Oprah show. I believe that she only wants to go on the show because Obama was on the show but he was on the show for other reasons

Bonnie September 08, 2008 | 4:41 PM

that is so wrong Oprah

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