Accuracy in Media

Oprah Winfrey is rumored to considering a run as a Democratic Party candidate to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. After her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, pundits and celebrities pushed Winfrey to think about running for the White House.

Washington Examiner columnist Philip Wegmann recalled several controversies that Winfrey took part in because of her daytime television show, some of which could derail the feel-good vibes from Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech:

  • A fan decided that Winfrey’s positive-thinking mantra, promoted in Winfrey’s book, could save her from breast cancer and she didn’t undergo chemotherapy. She died within three years, even after Winfrey begged her to seek treatment.
  • Winfrey interviewed prominent anti-vaccine activist Jenny McCarthy and in part, gave credibility to the ‘anti-vaxxer’ movement to not vaccinate one’s children.

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