Oprah Won't Host Palin

Moratorium on political guests in effect til presidential election
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2008 5:56 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey will not host Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on her program—and some viewers are hopping mad, ABC News reports. “She's doing an injustice to women,” said one likely former fan. The Drudge Report had suggested that the Oprah camp was at loggerheads over a possible Palin appearance. But Oprah denied the report, insisting she has no intention of inviting any political guests—at least until after the election.

“At the beginning of the presidential campaign when I decided 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," she said. Oprah is a staunch Barack Obama supporter. She left open the possibility of a Palin interview after the election.