Self-parodying statement by Oprah

The following is posted at the Oprah “Community”

Posted on Sep 5, 2008 10:46 AM
“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.” – Oprah Winfrey, September 5, 2008

Which is to say, you won’t have her on while the campaign is going on.

So, let’s see, what did Drudge say:

Oprah Winfrey may have introduced Democrat Barack Obama to the women of America — but the talkshow queen is not rushing to embrace the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket!

Oprah’s staff is sharply divided on the merits of booking Sarah Palin, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

“Half of her staff really wants Sarah Palin on,” an insider explains. “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.”

So, exactly how is what Drudge said “categorically untrue”? Is it that they’re all in ideological lock-step, and none of them want Palin on? Is it that they’re not split: the staff all want her on, it’s just Oprah who’s opposed?

Or is Oprah just lying?

As they say: I report, you deride.

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