Oprah Winfrey: Americans Disrespect Obama Because He Is Black
Celebrities tag-teamed against President George W. Bush during his eight years in the White House, leveling as much verbal abuse as possible against the Commander in Chief.
One rocker compared Bush to Hitler, another said we would all die if Bush had his way and a rapper blamed him for 9/11. We even saw a film like Death of a President, which imagined what would happen if someone assassinated Bush.
Oprah Winfrey must have been cut off from all sources of media during that span. Winfrey told the BBC that President Barack Obama is receiving an unusually high amount of "disrespect" due to his skin color.
There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.
Apparently, Winfrey hasn't heard every other anchor at MSNBC saying precisely the same thing, or celebrities like Morgan Freeman parroting that line without proof.