11/20/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New York – The hosts of “Fox & Friends” accused Oprah Winfrey of playing the “race card” on Thursday in her defense of President Barack Obama amid the controversy surrounding the rollout of his new healthcare law. As reported by The Wrap, the hosts criticized Winfrey for an interview with BBC in which she said racism was an element in the storm of sentiment over the problems with the healthcare law’s introduction.

Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is quoted as stating about Winfrey’s remarks, “This is someone as powerful as Oprah instilling fear in those who may come to critique policy under a cloak of racism when it may not be there…It undermines racism when it does occur.”

Winfrey is quoted as stating in the interview last week after being asked by the interviewer a direct question about the president’s race and his critics, “I think that 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.”

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