This morning, Roger Friedman of FOX News has cobbled together a series of old newspaper clips and federal tax returns in an effort to make sense of the Oprah Winfrey-Harold Simmons love affair. Because, after all, Winfrey was chief among Barack Obama's backers, while the Dallas billionaire and Swift Boat co-captain is "perhaps Barack Obama's single greatest political enemy," writes the hyperbolic Friedman, referring, of course, to the big bucks Simmons spent on that Bill Ayers ad.
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Much of what Friedman offers comes from old Dallas Morning News stories, but he's added them all up in a lengthy compendium of items and events and is especially fascinated by the figure of $5 million, which the philantrhopic Simmons pledged to next-door-neighbor Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Hence the headline, which is missing the requisite exclamation mark: "Oprah Took Millions from Obama Foe." --Robert Wilonsky