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Oprah Winfrey's highly anticipated new movie the Butler opens nationwide tonight the film is about Cecil gains in African American Butler.
Who worked for eight presidents Oprah loves -- film she loves because she says it brings quote context.
To the race discussion take a look.
You know you got -- others so.
The White House call him even on -- alimony.
It's not I don't know how many still you don't hear because they -- Williams some kind of secret code.
Some clarity and prince -- -- -- what did.
I didn't mean it funny if you -- A great story but for some reason Oprah's been all over town talking about race for the last couple weeks here she is talking about people using the -- -- A lot of people if they think.
They're not using the N word themselves they actually fix -- physically -- not using the -- themselves and do not have.
Ill will towards black people but it's not racist but you know to me it's ridiculous to look at that case and tonight not to think that race was -- Ten out here she is comparing -- -- Martin to Emmett Till.
The truth of the matter is -- -- -- became a symbol for those times as -- Martin has become a symbol for this time I mean there are multiple.
-- -- -- Whose names never make the newspapers or the headlines.
The circumstances surrounding that allowed it to be.
But there were multiple in -- -- there were multiple lynchings -- multiple.
You know young black -- -- these are not ignorant remains -- are not remembered and often not even.
So is this a Smart move -- of people admire Oprah for what she's accomplished -- inclusive.
She's a great American success story in fact so why does she want to get in the middle of all these controversial issues kinda disappointing for me and what.
What what's the purpose of a point in the race -- all around town.
Well she wants people to go see your movie it's a good way for people to see the movie the -- debate is -- goal in the movie from what I understand.
She's made millions of dollars she can say whatever she wants -- not really a brand issue I just don't know why she would say.
What she -- we'll get to Emmett Till comparison I don't think that was fair I don't think it was Smart effort to get into it.
But I wanted to hit on that -- -- by the we first played where she talked about people being racist.
We always confuse and she does it to the word racist would prejudice.
There's racists out there short.
But we are all guilty of pre judging prejudice that for the word comes from.
I pre judge you pre -- it Oprah doesn't prejudged and she's a liar on the bad neighborhood and I see someone come in black or white it's late at night I'm locking my doors.
I'm not a racist is someone walks and -- clothing.
And they look like they're homeless person like the -- dynasty guy we'll get to later in the show.
People pre judge were all guilty of that I don't think it's helpful that she confuses and completes those two work.
I want to bring it around -- at one point over and in that sound -- talked about -- the trade on Martin case and she said.
Well it's it's hard to say it's not about race wolf just because it may or something may or may not be about race doesn't necessarily mean it's racist -- Yet in -- it since shouldn't mean those fighter -- -- -- -- she is made that brand based on not being somebody who gets into the race issue in fact.
The first -- really today and over race.
Issue was what you want and endorse Barack Obama.
So I think this is a departure for maybe it's about -- movie as part of it but I also think she probably sorry to break down a little bit.
She's got a new network I think she won't start -- I think she was frustrated not talking about race up until now.
-- that some would say.
I hate to agree with us that change prices stuck with the original -- Show where she had the huge audience she could interview Paula dean on one day in an interview or Reverend Al Sharpton.
I think so I think I don't think so I think that that had run its course and it was a great show on talk about somebody who helped us deal with prejudices that we might have had.
-- of somebody a great example somebody wanted to tune every every day because.
You got to enjoy her and you got past I had the collar thing I think I had a chance to go with that mrs.
Barbara -- -- mrs.
-- her book was done the first time I ever got to meet -- -- she has this amazing.
With our audience and she was lovely -- it worked for her it was lovely I listened to her on this.
And I think which is the movies coming out at a time that they didn't know that the trip on -- trial is going to end.
Right as a movie was coming out so as she's going to do all of the interviews about the movie in the movie promotion she's been asked about race a lot.
These are her opinions and that's -- comparison is not one that I would have made in particular but she's Oprah she didn't.
It is chicken and -- a lot an even if it is to make -- thankful way I wouldn't think I shouldn't try to impose her views on anybody I don't think that Greg.
Minutes -- -- -- I think over has lost a lot of for relevance and I think this is is that it is an outcry for four for attention.
I don't know what's green and loved by millions.
-- -- -- -- That's how much I care the -- But that really is how much -- care we are the last people in the planet to be giving career advice to -- quite possibly the most successful talk show host.
On the planet.
To actually questioned whether she can weigh in on race.
To -- is ridiculous I live my life according to Oprah.
I have a cat in -- I have a -- that's frenzied gale and every year I give -- my favorite things which are always.
A picture overall though.
Add a fresh roll of toilet paper every every one of our audience members -- this.
And it bat but what really don't feel you have a problem with Oprah.
I think -- great lover if that helped stuff the two dozen or show that's the thing that's kind of dangerous the fact that she indulges Jenny McCarthy on.
The audit of the act vaccinations stoppage SEC at Summers who shot so -- -- hormones into her body she rattles like a medicine cabinet.
-- -- that she should protect her audience her audience.
Our our women who come and are looking for positive things and they look for things that help and longevity to look better and they should have somebody there that axis of -- terror against the quackery.
And I think Oprah would be it would be better served to be that filter and protect her audience from.
Odd knots are at it -- -- have agreed if if I didn't point this out Oprah Winfrey.
When she was a victim of racism now.
Have you ever been called in park.
And I'm like I would have to say that racism for me doesn't show itself that way so I don't have -- and -- where the people either but I will tell you this.
I was in.
Zurich the other day and I go into a store we shall remain unnamed.
And I say -- the woman excuse me man -- that that back right above your head and she says to me.
It's too expensive.
And I said not an -- note CDC the black when the one that's folded over the and she said.
London you don't want to see him we want to see this from because Batman costumes and appealed for dad and I said.
Well I'm not really didn't wanna see god and she she she refused to get it -- used to get it.
For me rather than being so darn thankful that she lives in a country where someone who -- but nothing can end up a billionaire no matter what color your skin and a -- -- if -- met.
Man woman child it doesn't matter there's opportunity here -- Shouldn't -- be focusing on that rather than being told she couldn't afford a bag.
-- I'm a little skeptical of the story I wish they would release the videotape because you know there's a tape.
In the Switzerland boutique Oprah has in fairness to her since come out and apologized for telling the story and naming Switzerland.
However that store keeper denied it ever happened again I was in there.
I don't know all I know is this I have been in those fancy stores.
When I am not dressed like this.
I get treated the same way with I I don't even go in there and workout -- -- been denied.
A bag before a -- see it it's not -- way I did anything to do with skin color is just not be stores they acts not -- is nothing to do -- skin color.
Again she's got this great movie.
There's an opportunity for her to talk about.
The Butler and the real story that's in this movie and she.
She doesn't I thought and they they thought the movie the Butler was about Gerard Butler from behind it 300.
And so I was really disappointed.
It you know that idol I get perhaps viewers all the god that we gradually fix these cement that I get from that -- and -- diluted zero.
You could go to the dressing room and falsely that children addict and I think anecdotes are helpful to understand what.
And yet I think -- military but we can with an eye catching a shot it -- so just for a second please if they tell.
I don't tell tell our audience if he was abused kid from Chicago who had gone to -- -- visit his family.
He was in store he made a comment about a white woman.
And that led to him being.
Picked up by a -- who -- racists and and murdered.
And that was the image so reference that they made -- brutally murdered brutally murders at least eyes -- -- shot through the head.
Thrown into -- river with a cotton -- making a comment about a white woman that was not all that offense so -- so is it fair to say it did to relate to turn on Martin case to circus -- I don't I don't think so I mean it so was was really became it.
A symbol for that air and and I don't think that was -- right.
-- -- -- -- Well I don't you know I think it.
Yet -- always be difference of opinion and it will never change so what are we just move on.
I think that Oprah could have a lot of fun with us.
By constantly just saying things everyday and seeing people cooperate it is like you know what I really don't wanna have Maine -- on my tuna fish sandwiches and then -- not identify the next day we'll go.
Turn up this really -- -- -- this and -- what is wrong with you what is happening to you could this hurt your brand.
And -- -- I think I ate tuna fish but I love meetings and it's a weird thing you can separate -- -- yeah eight you know it's like this I hate -- in -- -- -- -- -- connection -- -- Immune from criticism because she's over one for every of course -- I mean she she has made some she's brilliant obviously what she does but -- and this is a change forever Matt.
I don't know -- -- unless somebody can remind me of some time when she broke out of -- and I -- but I can't match.
-- be good if she -- large problems that affect everyone correct because every large problem America affects minorities more.
Then they do the general population so if you just talk about Jenner should general problems but perhaps that help -- her brand her show is successful -- Oprah network became Oprah network because -- never saw.
-- difference -- Someone's skin color her audience was -- Across racial president -- because and so she can -- President Bush's book came out it's called decision points and he went and did an interview with her and they had a a great time together.
And then separately on the Oprah Winfrey network on the -- how they did these outtakes and it was one of the things that the people watch repeatedly because I would always.
They watch this show on the network yes but then on its cable channel I would hear ballot time because Oprah Winfrey.
So that she should that she needed to apologize to President Bush.
For things that she had said about Hurricane Katrina that after she read the book she actually and then understood part of the law peace in the off to -- it's not as what it was called and she apologize in front of her whole network it was included in the show and then people saw that on the own network over and over again.
So I do think there are times when she has.
-- made mistake owned up to it.
And on the what about the thought that she had on her book that big controversy.
And -- -- little pieces in play rises he had to apologize for that but yet.
Again Oprah is so rich she's so successful I do think -- Eric you know she is a little bit hungry to get back in the light -- -- different channels is struggling surprise but I just wish she would I wish she would.
-- -- the way that she did when she had her TV show.
I -- that was my point I -- -- honestly wishy.
Just still have that you don't really surprised she's talking about race like this and and and and and so on and Trayvon -- She also -- another version did not mention those three kids on the bus.
I mean this seems to me that.
I'll know I'm not not in the media asked her about it.
That's the intent is to look at -- interviews she's been asked to comment on the inwardly as coming out polity to its being sent it is -- -- thrown at her I don't think she is no dummy data she did answer it -- -- she -- -- he could say how about this how well this is the black community how about that she's due to not ship could have mentioned that instead of Emmett --
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