Dem Donor and CBS Host Gayle King Encourages Liberal Pal Oprah to Run

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[See NewsBusters for more.] CBS on Friday admitted that This Morning co-host Gayle King, a Democratic donor, is actively lobbying her liberal friend Oprah Winfrey to run for president. Does anyone see this as a conflict of interest or a problem? Previewing a segment from Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Winfrey recounted what happened after her Golden Globes speech, “When there was so much talk about it and Gayle was, like, every day saying, ‘You should think about it. You always say when things show up, you should think about it.’” The This Morning co-hosts even laughed about the confession. Norah O’Donnell noted, “Now we know you've been encouraging her to look at it.” Showing no conflict about her role as a journalist vs. her friendship with the liberal Oprah, King responded, “Yes, I have. My name is Gayle, G-A-Y-L-E. Yes, I have.”

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