Archive for ‘Oprah Winfrey’

January 22, 2009

Tears of Hope

“We watched everything and George was still doing all the anchoring for ABC and as soon Beyonce said ‘At Last…’ George called me at home and he went, ‘Honey?’ and I said ‘I know!’ and we both started crying.”

George Stephanopoulos’s wife, Ali Wentworth, on “Oprah,” describing Inauguration Day

UPDATE: Linked at Hot Air Headlines.

UPDATE II: Matthew Archbold: “[W]e’re supposed to believe that he’s objective. I’m not sure I can get there unless he cried when Clarence Thomas was sworn onto the Supreme Court.”

December 5, 2008

Sarah to Oprah: Drop dead

The road to 2012 doesn’t go through Chicago:

It’s not Oprah Winfrey’s fault that former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin hasn’t been a guest on her talk show yet! Winfrey declared, “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. But maybe she’ll talk to me now that she has a [multi-million dollar] book deal.”

And maybe not.

December 4, 2008

Oprah’s inauguration

She’s going to be in D.C. for the entire week of the inauguration. Renting the Kennedy Center for use as a temporary studio:

Winfrey, who fundraised for Obama, appeared with him in several key primary states, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. She was also on hand for his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in Denver, and his victory speech in Chicago last month.

Prediction: The backlash against Obamamania will eventually undermine Oprah’s popularity. By 2010, her ratings will be in serious decline.