On Thursday night, Laura Ingraham went after Oprah Winfrey for campaigning on behalf of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D). During a rousing speech made earlier in the day, Oprah urged the people of Georgia to vote, saying the following:
“I am here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed… and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain.”
Ingraham was less than impressed and accused Winfrey of “fear mongering” and “broad-brush race-baiting.” “Gotta hand it to Oprah. She’s a great speaker, but I liked her better when she was giving away Toyotas and refrigerators,” Ingraham said, in a subtle disparagement of her daytime talkshow.
“To try to tie the candidacy of the Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to the scourge of racism and even lynchings? Come on, Oprah! It’s dehumanizing, it’s completely baseless, it’s totally cruel, and again I say, you’re much better than that and you’re much bigger than that,” she said on The Ingraham Angle.
Laura Ingraham on Oprah: “She comes to Georgia and she basically acts like no progress has been made and we’re on the verge of having this guy Brian Kemp oversee mass lynchings of African-Americans.” pic.twitter.com/hFSAtJq4VK
— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) November 2, 2018