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Oprah Winfrey Meets Swiss Racism

Oprah Winfrey Meets Swiss Racism

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This is news to me. Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a clerk at Trois Pommes, a pricey Zurich boutique, refused to show her a $38,000 handbag, telling one of the world’s richest women that she wouldn’t be able to afford it. Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June, according to Forbes magazine.

“She said: `No, no, no, you don’t want to see that one. You want to see this one. Because that one will cost too much; you will not be able to afford that,’” Winfrey, appearing on the U.S. television program “Entertainment Tonight,” quoted the clerk as saying. “And I said, `Well, I did really want to see that one.’ And she refused to get it.”

It was back in August, and I somehow missed it. If you did, too, well, here’s your chance to get with it, like us, in the knowitall media…


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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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13 Responses to “Oprah Winfrey Meets Swiss Racism”

  1. Well, well, my heart bleeds borscht – a $38,000 pocketbook – that’s beyond my scope of reality – firstly and foremostly, and vis-a-vis “racism” – well, we all know how “neutral” the Swiss were during WWII – hoarding/housing/stealing artwork, funds from European Jews – and sending Jews back when caught entering Switzerland “illegally” – without “papers”. One was fortunate if one had forged papers, mind you.

  2. Shirley Gruenhut says:

    Well, well, my heart bleeds borscht – a $38,000 pocketbook – that’s beyond my scope of reality – firstly and foremostly, and vis-a-vis “racism” – well, we all know how “neutral” the Swiss were during WWII – hoarding/housing/stealing artwork, funds from European Jews – and sending Jews back when caught entering Switzerland “illegally” – without “papers”. One was fortunate if one had forged papers, mind you.

  3. It was a lie….She basically admitted it. It was to promote that mess called the Butler movie. Which was full of historical inaccuracies.

  4. James Arthur White II says:

    It was a lie….She basically admitted it. It was to promote that mess called the Butler movie. Which was full of historical inaccuracies.

  5. I don’t believe her. Will not watch her show again. She is racist and because of her help, we got Obama.

  6. I don’t believe her. Will not watch her show again. She is racist and because of her help, we got Obama.

  7. Sharlene Stefanski says:

    I don’t believe her. Will not watch her show again. She is racist and because of her help, we got Obama.

  8. Gil Gilman says:

    I have never watched Oprah, and have been accused of racism for not doing so…lol…but one of the commenters under the facebook news feed of this link got it all wrong. Oprah never said she made up the incident. In fact the store, Trois Pomme was soon discovered though Oprah wouldn't mention it by name. The manager admitted the incident, though claiming it wasn't racism. Perhaps it was mere condescension…lol… I often have wondered who would spend $500 on an umbrella from Sax Fifth Avenue, that looks like it couldn't compete for sturdiness against one for $19.95 from Macys, and now I know.

  9. Claudia Volland says:

    How many starving children could you feed for that kind of money.

  10. Rosi Gordon says:

    sorry…but who is oprah w.? I dont live in the US.

  11. Hank P. Young says:

    Maybe the Swiss are onto something.

  12. Corpus Jonis Jonis says:

    please ignore this martian

  13. Yechiel Baum says:

    Swiss seem to block out Jews and anyone else who is not arayan german!

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