Oprah Winfreys fans dub her traitor for backing Barack Obama

January 20th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin  

London, Jan 20 (ANI): Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed a traitor by some of her female fans for supporting Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton in their Presidential bid.

Winfreys website, Oprah.com, has been bombarded with abuses since the TV mogul joined Obama on a tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in mid-December.

Her intervention was widely credited with broadening Obamas national appeal, especially among women, and with helping him to an upset victory over Clinton in the first vote of the election year in Iowa.

The virulent reaction started with a message on her website entitled Oprah is a traitor and rapidly expanded to include several discussions that attracted hundreds of comments, reports Times Online.

In the original post, a reader called austaz68 said she cannot believe that women all over this country are not up in arms over Oprahs backing of Obama. For the first time in history we actually have a shot at putting a woman in the White House and Oprah backs the black MAN. Shes choosing her race over her gender.

I dont think Oprah is a traitor, but I do think she may be alienating a lot of her fans, another reader commented. (ANI)

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