Head of PR team on line one. A lofty sounding, yet beige and ultimately non-committal statement is surely being drafted, carefully worded so it doesn’t offend any concerned parties. I only know Winfrey from a couple of films, but I’m aware of her status as American TV royalty, and that status can only be maintained by playing the game, staying on script. She’ll probably get away with an apology for wearing Blood Diamonds, Israeli crimes will be ignored, just to mention them in any sort of negative light would be a step too far, courting the wrath of the US media monster and entertainment industry. Maybe I’m being too harsh, but ‘celebrity’ brings out the cynic in me.
Excellent strategy from Adalah-NY, “So, you’re vocally pro human rights and equality? Well lets see if you’ll back that up on an issue that’s deliberately ignored by the mainstream”.
It would be fantastic if I was wrong and she came out all guns blazing and denounced Leviev and everything he represents, but I just can’t see it.