Oprah Winfrey dismissed the rumor that she was blocking an appearance by Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on her show because of her support for Democrat Barack Obama
The popular television icon, who blocked an appearance by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last year, has issued a statement denying the speculation after the report suggests that
she is blocking a specific candidate. She simply won’t put Sarah Palin on her show until after the election.
Oprah Winfrey issued the 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.”
In the controversial post, a source was quoted to reveal: “Half of her staff really wants Sarah Palin on. Oprah’s website is getting tons of requests to put her on, but Oprah and a couple of her top people are adamantly against it because of Obama.”