From the Swamp: Oprah Joins Anti-Palin Backlash

PatriotPost.US, 08-37

Oprah Winfrey, the queen of daytime television, has announced that she would love to have Sarah Palin on her show... after the election. Winfrey, whose declared support for Barack Obama may have netted him a million primary votes (but lost her more than a million viewers), claims that she does not want to use her show as a platform for presidential candidates. She also claims that Obama’s numerous appearances on her show were prior to his candidacy, but then again we all know that since Obama’s short tenure in the Senate began he has been little more than a candidate for president.It’s fascinating that Winfrey, who symbolizes to some the cultural epitome of female empowerment, has chosen to snub both of the female White House candidates this year in favor of a man. It will be interesting to see just how many more members of her audience Winfrey alienates with this latest move. Also of note, Us Weekly magazine received between 3,000 and 10,000 subscription cancellations after its despicable “Babies, Lies, and Scandal” cover story of Sarah Palin last week. Although this estimate represents a wide range, Us naturally won’t comment on it. We do know that, thanks to the lag between newsstand and subscription distribution, a portion of those cancellations came before subscribers even received the issue.