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  •  How we get this into the Media now? (4.00)
    With Oprah as a springboard there should be a way.
    •  Call talk radio (4.00)
      People should call talk radio shows to discuss what they saw on Oprah.  Also we should email this to the people at Air America.  
    •  Oprah IS the media (none)
      I guarantee you that millions of viewers (mostly women) saw that episode--many more than watch all of cable news put together.  As Rhett points out below, there's some 30 million on a given day.  And all of them now know that things are worse in Iraq than before we invaded.

      In fact, Oprah's viewership rivals that of network news shows, if I recall my numbers correctly.

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      by Jonathan on Wed Oct 06, 2004 at 06:50:31 PM PDT

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    •  if Oprah wanted in the media (none)
      it would be in the media.  If she straight out endorses Kerry, there'll be a huge backlash.  And then when she reports on 30 year olds in Iraq saying its worse now than under Sadaam, millions of Republican women will scream "Partisan Oprah" and she'll lose her influence.

      I blindly trust Oprah to work her magic on the independents and non-voting couch potatoes in her audience.

      •  I'd bet (none)
        I'd bet Oprah knows how terrible things are, but framed her question to appear completely nonpartisan to avoid making this woman's honesty appear politically motivated.
        •  I must be off base (none)
          Because I thought having listened to several shows, especially after her endorsement of Arnold, which I still gag over, my impression was that she just might go republican.  I remember reading something that led me to believe that she is republican.

          Everyone is sure she leans dem.  I must be wrong.  Do not battle the kos currents.  Dangerous.

          •  i agree with you (none)
            Oprah used to be very left but now her show is about gift giveaways and makeovers more than constructive things. One out of every 5 or 6 shows now is about something constructive but it used to be about 1 out of 2. And I agree about her Arnold interview by the way, where was the Gray Davis equal time?

            But she still does a fair amount of good. The problem with this show is it was mostly fluff, but then it took a 3 minute hard hitting turn with Iraq and I want to fan those 3 minutes into a flame.

          •  She's probably (none)
            swinging both ways. Politically of course.
    •  Email (none)
      the story to Jon Stewart.  

      "Politics is a weird business..." Hunter S. Thompson

      by Matilda on Wed Oct 06, 2004 at 10:14:14 PM PDT

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