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The Sarah Palin Bashing Backlash


By not even broaching the Sarah Palin subject, Oprah won’t subject herself to the aftermath of criticism — since by refusing to book the Republican VP, the talk show queen won’t put herself in the awkward situation of celebrating the first woman on a Republican ticket while also pointing out she’s a lunatic. But Us Weekly did not take that route.

Like Oprah, Us is usually fine sticking with celebrities and staying out of politics. But like Oprah, Us couldn’t resist. Oprah backed Obama, and watched her ratings and popularity rating slide. Us did the same, but took the extra step of bashing Palin … and now some readers are furious.

Backlash? Commencing.

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By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 5, 2008
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  • 12 Comments
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      The magazine has said that it hasn’t lost 10,000, or even 5,000 subscriber over this. It’s just a rumour started by desperate theocons.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rock
      Rock

      I bought a copy yesterday….and I never buy US.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • retrofit71
      retrofit71

      I work at US Weekly and we’ve been getting a ton of phonecalls.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      Hey retrofit71,

      Has the calls been positive, or negative regarding Palin?

      Sep 5, 2008 at 8:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      Oprah helped elect George W Bush by making him seem palatable. Come on, Steadman would have had Oprah’s Dr Pill connection in a Texas courtroom for life sentencing should he be a Black Man Walking.

      Governor Bush’s Legacy: Putting more Black men to (Wrongful) Death than any other Governor in the History of Time.

      President Bush’s Legacy: Worst President Ever!

      Oprah’s Legacy: Voting in anti-gay Guvinator for a Tax Break in Cali (She’s Rich, Bitch!)

      President Palin’s Legacy: Presiding over Oprah’s funeral (Girl got so fat, it’s a matter of time!)

      Bush Library: “But Oprah liked me!”

      Sep 5, 2008 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gina
      Gina

      OPRAH … from spending several years in Jeremiah Wright’s anti-American racist church, listening to sermons like “God Damn America”, and giving life time achievement awards to the likes of Louis Farrakhan … to her newest opportunistic religious beliefs … who could possibly take Oprah seriously? This woman’s ego is soooo big, being a billionaire celebrity isn’t enough, she has to start her own religion … not to mention all the additional money she is going to make selling all those books, tapes, CD’s, etc. to her poor followers. Oprah’s new power hungry ambitions include efforts to replace traditional America with Obama … and access to a President she puts into office … to her efforts at replacing Christianity with a new religion she controls. I think it’s time for America to deny Oprah access to our television sets.

      Sep 6, 2008 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • polobear
      polobear

      Gosh Gina sounds like you think Oprah is the new anti-christ.

      Well her politics are lot saner than ole Caribou Barbie’s

      Sep 6, 2008 at 11:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • retrofit71
      retrofit71

      Mr. C, I don’t take the calls personally, but HR sent a memo to forward all calls to a certain extension and that we’ve been getting a lot of ‘colorful’ phonecalls.. When we had Obama on the cover of Rolling Stone (that’s our publication as well) apparantly similar reaction, positive and negative of course. Negative ones using the N word a lot I was told.

      Sep 7, 2008 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      WOW….Race is still a big figure in our country! That’s a damn shame.

      But thanks sweetie! :)

      Sep 7, 2008 at 4:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      I work at US Weekly and we’ve been getting a ton of phonecalls.

      What have the people being saying?

      Sep 7, 2008 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jose Arribas
      Jose Arribas

      Jann Wenner has plenty of money. It’s about time he started standing up for something.

      Sep 7, 2008 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
      Andrew Yu-Jen Wang

      Speaking of George W. Bush:

      George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

      George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

      And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

      Many people know what Bush did.

      And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

      Bush was absolute evil.

      Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

      Bush is a psychological prisoner.

      Bush has a lot to worry about.

      Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

      In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

      Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
      B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
      Messiah College, Grantham, PA
      Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

      “GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG
      ______________________
      I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

      Mar 4, 2009 at 11:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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