Vol. 15 Issue No. 3 | January 21 – 27, 2009

Attorney Philip Berg appeals to Oprah to ask Obama to bow out

By Linda Bentley | January 21, 2009

Will Winfrey express ‘disappointment’ for this endorsement too?

LAFAYETTE HILL, PA. – As a number of lawsuits challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as President of the United States are pending in state and federal courts, Attorney Philip Berg wrote a second letter to Oprah Winfrey on Monday as a follow up to the letter he sent her in November.

Berg said he hoped Winfrey, because of her close relationship to Obama and her significant role as a national leader, would review the information he sent her, then contact Berg to resolve the issue “before it gets ugly and hopefully, we can prevent rioting in the streets.”
Winfrey heartily promoted Obama to be elected President of the United States.

Berg has since provided Winfrey with ample documentation illustrating why Obama is not constitutionally qualified and asked that she urge Obama to step down, and said, “There is nothing more important than ‘our’ U.S. Constitution.”

Berg has repeatedly proclaimed Obama a fraud with evidence that his presidency is the biggest hoax ever to be pulled off on the citizens of the United States.

While Winfrey has taken responsibility for discredited books and authors she previously touted by removing them from her book list, issuing statements and/or apologies to her millions of viewers, Berg believes she also has a moral obligation to denounce a constitutionally ineligible president she previously “sold” to her viewers and the public as otherwise.

Winfrey is no stranger to rescinding endorsements and expressing disappointment over things she previously touted to the public.

Most recently, it was the story about how Holocaust survivor Herman Rosenblat met his wife Roma, who, as a young girl used to sneak him apples and bread through the barbed wire fence for seven months while he was a prisoner at a Nazi concentration camp, and how they met again by chance on a blind date many years later in New York.

Winfrey called it “the greatest love story … we’ve ever told on the air.”

As it turns out, that “greatest love story” was fabricated.

Although Rosenblat did actually survive the Buchenwald concentration camp, he embellished the story with the part about the girl bringing him apples and bread through the fence every day and accidentally running into her later in life when they fell in love and married, to create a fairy tale “Hollywood” ending.

Embellishing a story about the Hitler years created an uproar amongst fellow Holocaust survivors, historians and others who wanted to ensure this segment of history never repeats itself, as they worried fabrications involving a concentration camp story would only provide more ammo for the Holocaust deniers.

Berkley Books, which planned to publish his “Angel at the Fence” story in February, pulled the book, although a feature film is still scheduled for production.

Winfrey eventually mustered up a small disclaimer on her website about the story and issued a statement a week later saying she was “disappointed.”

In 2005, Winfrey chose James Frey’s book, “A Million Little Pieces,” a memoir about a recovering drug addict, for her book club, labeling it “a powerful story.”

Well, that too was subsequently discredited as fiction and Oprah, who first tried to defend the book for its message anyway, ended up having to tell millions of viewers, “I made a mistake. I left the impression that the truth does not matter, and I am deeply sorry about that because that is not what I believe.”

In 2007, Winfrey removed another book, “The Education of Little Tree” by Forrest Carter, from her book list site, which is considered one of the most influential book-selling sites in the world.

“Little Tree,” originally published in 1976, was supposedly the autobiography of an Indian boy who was raised by his grandparents.

The book was actually written by Asa Carter, a racist and member of the Ku Klux Klan who wrote speeches for George Wallace.

At the time this came to light in late 2007, Winfrey spokeswoman Angela DePaul stated, “The archived listing was posted in error and has been removed,” citing she had no idea how long “Little Tree” was listed on the website.

But it’s not just books Winfrey sells.

When Winfrey announced in late 2007 she “blew out” her thyroid, Kaayla Daniel, PhD, CCN and author of the book “The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food, said, “More than 70 years of studies link soy to thyroid disorders.”

Daniel said, “Oprah has long touted the health benefits of soy, but the myth that soy is a healthy food has had tragic consequences, especially for women in the throes of menopause. The phytoestrogens found in soy products are potent inhibitors of thyroid peroxidase, the enzyme the body needs to produce the essential thyroid hormones T3 and T4.”

She said many women “continue to flock to soy products due to popular books heavily marketed by Oprah …”

In conclusion, Daniel said, “Now that Oprah has joined the ranks of women suffering from thyroid disease, it is my hope she will alert her audience to the very real dangers of excess consumption of soy based products. The proven risks far outweigh the possible benefits.”

Immediately following Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday, Berg stated, “It is a sad day for America as Obama is not qualified to be President pursuant to ‘our’ United States Constitution. Today, unfortunately, a usurper, Obama, takes the oath of office as President and every law he signs and appointment he makes will be void,” adding, “We are headed for a constitutional crisis.”

Courtesy Photo: Attorney Philip Berg appealed to Oprah Winfrey on Monday, for the second time, requesting she ask Obama to withdraw in order to prevent a “constitutional crisis.”