President Oprah? Not so fast. The media queen’s past is dirtier than it seems. Her critics are climbing out of the woodwork now that people are talking about a possible 2020 run, and they have a lot to say.
The woman who accused Bill Clinton of raping her during his 1978 gubernatorial race, Juanita Broaddrick, attacked Oprah on Twitter this week.
“Hey @Oprah #GoldenGlobes. Funny I’ve never heard you mention my name. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Guess not. My rapist was/is your friend, Bill Clinton,” she snarked.
“Remember this @Oprah, You’ve had so many opportunities to bring up my allegations, which have never been discredited. Why??”
Oprah paints herself as a champion of women’s rights, a defender of the oppressed. In reality, she’s a billionaire who’s constantly surrounded by the most influential people in the world. Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, as long as the allegations remained somewhat hush-hush she was as willing to schmooze with perverts as anyone else.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men… But their time is up. Their time is up,” she said during a rousing speech at the Golden Globes.
She neglected to mention that she herself ignored women like Broaddrick for years. Even MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough sees the hypocrisy.
“How do you split the difference? And I’ll make Democrats uncomfortable and make them hate me too, because I want to be an equal-opportunity offender,” Scarborough said.
“How did Democrats split the difference on Bill Clinton when they knew, or many believed and would tell me off the air that he raped Juanita Broaddrick? How do you split the difference to move your political agenda forward?”
(Source: Daily Mail)