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The latest on The Oprah story is that the low-information entertainment network TMZ has just launched a salvo into The Oprah about this.

The UK Daily Mail with one story, before we get to TMZ, “EXCLUSIVE: Swiss Store Owner at Center of Oprah’s ‘Racist’ Handbag Storm Demands to Speak to Star After She Says ‘Sorry For the Fuss’ — The owner of the upscale Swiss boutique where Oprah Winfrey claimed she was barred from buying a $38,000 by a ‘racist’ sales assistant today demanded to speak to the star she branded ‘over-sensitive’ and insisted her employee did ‘everything right.'”

Let me read to you from the story. This is not my editorializing. The story actually says: “The rather fearsome-looking Trudi Goetz,” that’s the store owner. Have you seen a picture of her? Well, I have, too, and I can see it. “The rather fearsome-looking Trudi Goetz said she wanted to speak with the talk show billionairess ‘as soon as possible’ and also revealed her petrified member of staff will not be sacked or punished.”

So the rodeo clown treatment is not going to happen to the saleslady at the upscale bag store in Zurich. She said, “I don’t know why she talked of racism. I am sorry, but perhaps she is being a little over-sensitive here. Maybe she was somewhat offended because she was not immediately recognized in the store.” See, they’re fighting back over there. Maybe The Oprah was just upset because they didn’t roll out the red carpet and recognize who she was. But I think this is a teachable moment on several levels, especially since it’s beginning to look more and more like The Oprah may have decided to relate a composite experience.



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