NBC News and others in the media are promoting Oprah Winfrey for president over her appearance and speech at Sunday’s Golden Globe awards broadcast where she received the Cecil B. DeMille award.
UPDATE:Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman spoke to Winfrey’s longterm companion Stedman Graham after the show, “I asked Stedman if @oprah would run for President. “It’s up to the people. She would absolutely do it.”
Oprah Winfrey speaks at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington, August 28, 2013 at the Lincoln Memorial attended by President Barack Obama.
NBC, which broadcast the Golden Globes, posted a tweet saying, “Nothing but respect for OUR future president. #GoldenGlobes” over a GIF of a smiling Winfrey.
— NBC (@nbc) January 8, 2018
Esquire followed with, “Nothing but respect for the 46th President of the United States”.
Nothing but respect for the 46th President of the United States https://t.co/ip706VQ9v4
— Esquire (@esquire) January 8, 2018
Mashable, “Oprah’s Golden Globes speech has us all begging her to run for president”.
— Mashable (@mashable) January 8, 2018
MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid, “Switched back to the Golden Globes to watch Oprah get her award. Never let it be said that I don’t respect the president of the United States.”
Switched back to the Golden Globes to watch Oprah get her award. Never let it be said that I don’t respect the president of the United States.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 8, 2018
W Magazine, “Oprah for President.”
Oprah for President.
Photo: Juergen Teller, W magazine 2014 pic.twitter.com/rGxrWgmU0R
— W magazine (@wmag) January 8, 2018
I24News anchor David Shuster, ““A new day is on the horizon…”. @Oprah speech at #GoldenGlobes2018 was a tour de force. It underscores why so many political pros believe Oprah, if she ran, would easily become America’s first woman President. And it wouldn’t matter who the opponent is… #Oprah2020”
“A new day is on the horizon…”. @Oprah speech at #GoldenGlobes2018 was a tour de force. It underscores why so many political pros believe Oprah, if she ran, would easily become America’s first woman President. And it wouldn’t matter who the opponent is… #Oprah2020
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) January 8, 2018
FOX4KC, “Seriously why can’t @Oprah be our president?
— FOX 4 News (@fox4kc) January 8, 2018
Winfrey’s speech that has got liberals wanting her to run for president.
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Winfrey’s speech.
She added, “It is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award. It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.”
Winfrey continued her speech by calling out a press that is “under siege” and a climate where women are being empowered to speak up and say “Me too” — and men are listening.
“I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have, and I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories,” she said.
Turning talk to the sexual harassment prevention initiative Time’s Up and the many women who are backing the movement and who were in the room, Winfrey explained that their fight transcends Hollywood.
“I want, tonight, to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue,” she continued to a rapt audience. “They’re the women whose names we’ll never know.”
Those names include Recy Taylor, who died 10 days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday and without justice. Taylor was walking home from church in 1944 when she was abducted and raped by six white men. The attack, in the Jim Crow era, never went to trial and became a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
“For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up,” she said to loud cheers. Eleven years after being called upon to investigate Taylor’s case, Rose Parks refused to obey a bus driver and that choice “is now in every woman saying ‘Me Too,’ and every man who chooses to listen,” said Winfrey.
She continued, earning her second ovation: “I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”
End excerpt. Read the complete Hollywood Reporter article at this link.
UPDATE: Meryl Streep endorses Winfrey for president, Stedman Graham says…”absolutely…”
“Asked Meryl Streep what she thought of Oprah’s speech. Her answer: “She launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president. I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn’t have a choice.”
Asked Meryl Streep what she thought of Oprah's speech. Her answer: "She launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president. I don't think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn't have a choice."
— Steven Zeitchik (@ZeitchikWaPo) January 8, 2018
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 8, 2018