Oprah Vs. Obama -- Oprah Wins!
Hometown homegirl Oprah Winfrey seems to be beating President Obama when it comes to getting media attention today, at least based on the Twitter feeds I follow. Oprah has some sort of thing going on downtown, right? Obama just delivered a back-to-school speech (NPR) that some conservative pundits and families felt was overly political and...socialist. Yeah, you read that right.
But at least Obama included a shout out to one hard-working Chicago student -- Chantelle Stevens of Percy Julian High School. Better than Jeremih is probably doing. Remember him? The singer who was supposed to rally kids to come to school?
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