Rush Limbaugh attacks Oprah: Successful blacks prove racism does not exist?
During a Q&A session on Oprah.com, Gayle King sits down with director Lee Daniels, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey from "Lee Daniels The Butler" to discuss civil rights in the film. (on.aol.com)
Rush Limbaugh went after Oprah Winfrey Friday on his radio show. Of all things, he attacked her on the topic of racism. As the Daily Mail reported Nov. 17, the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the Oprah Winfrey Network believes that President Obama suffers sometimes from "a level of disrespect for the office" due his being African American. Limbaugh, of course, insists that racism doesn't enter into it.
In a BBC News interview while promoting her new film, "The Butler," Winfrey was asked if she thought Obama faces racism. She said that she believes "there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he is African American. There's no question about that. And it's the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody's thinking it."
Winfrey cited Republican congressman Joe Wilson (R-S. C.) shouting during a 2009 health care speech, "You're a liar" at the president.
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