SC Governor Won't Grant Oprah Susan Smith Interview

South Carolina's new governor won't grant Oprah Winfrey a prison interview she's been trying to get for a decade with a woman who drowned her two young sons.

Susan Smith is serving a life sentence for killing 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex in 1994 by strapping them into their car seats and driving the car into a pond. She has not been interviewed since being charged. On Wednesday's show, a Winfrey staffer said she has been trying to arrange an interview.

Winfrey suggested on the show Gov.-elect Nikki Haley could change prison rules that prohibit media interviews.

Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said Thursday that Winfrey won't get her wish. He says Smith got enough attention when she originally claimed she was carjacked before the truth came out.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2011 at 05:21 PM
    Anonymous on Jan 1, 2011 at 01:21 PM your pathetic use of grammar show's that you for one should go back and repeat 5th grade
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Jan 1, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    You is right "Anonymous" of Jan 1 at 1:21PM. Anytime a small group of loud people can convince a larger group of civil people to give them free housing, utilities, food, health care, transportation, education and even entertainment for free for life they cannot be completely without brains.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jan 1, 2011 at 02:10 PM
    Good for the governor. Susan Smith doesn't need to be getting any publicity and Oprah sure doesn't need to be making any more money off this so she can spend it to get another moron elected or on her girlfriend (you know, the one she isn't having a Lesbian affair with).
  • by Folks Location: Trailer Park on Jan 1, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    That's right Anonymous 1:21pm...We "is" mad because you do have brains.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2011 at 01:18 PM
    Good - I for one am not an Oprah worshiper like alot of dumb Americans. This woman thinks her money will get her everything she wants and most of the time does. Thank for turning down Oprah - its about time someone did.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    You trailer park folks is just mad cause people like Oprah has proving that white superiority is just B.S. She and Pres. Obama has shown that unlike what you have been taught, blacks do have brains also.
  • by ncyankee Location: goldsboro on Jan 1, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    I thought Oprah would go away, after all she is signing off after 25 yrs, then find out she has her OWN show, people say how nice she is, rich people do not get their money by being nice and honest...Glad she can't get the interview...she needs to take a long vacation, please some one tell her that
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Jan 1, 2011 at 09:00 AM
    Oprah is a racist and a socialist. She sees herself and the false messiah obuma as aristocratic, brilliant people, who should be telling everyone else how to live. Why can't we all just embrace freedom and stop trying to rob Peter and Paul to pay Tyrelle, or should I say, give something to Tyrelle for free.
  • by Northener Location: SnowBelt on Jan 1, 2011 at 07:25 AM
    I don't understand how it is a bad thing that a person of color does well. Oprah pretty much made her own way. When there is anything positive about anybody of color on this board, y'all have conniptions OR if there is something negative it's all "I told you so" or lock them up, etc. Grow up! This is 2011 not 1955.
  • by anon Location: winterville on Jan 1, 2011 at 05:30 AM
    Oprah needs to get over herself!
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