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Oprah says no to politics on her show

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

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.

Oprah no politics zone

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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