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Oprah Throws Shade at Trump in Commencement Address

The media megastar criticized those who use social media to attack "real news," while addressing graduating USC students.

By NTK Staff | 05.11.2018 @3:41pm

Speaking at USC’s Annenberg School’s commencement on Friday, Oprah took some underhanded shots at President Trump and his supporters, encouraging the journalism graduates to fight the scourge of attacks on “real news.”

The media megastar began by attacking fake news reports.

“The internet and social media is now being used to erode trust in our institutions, interfere in our elections, and wreak havoc on our infrastructure,” she told the crowd.

Oprah claimed that “false stories” now “run circles around major news outlets.”

She then told the graduates that they would have the job of countering attacks on the press from those in power.

“You are in a position to keep all of those who now disparage real news – you all are the ones who are going to keep those people in check,” she said. “You can set the record straight.”

The California crowd cheered her comments, clearly meant as a shot at President Trump.

Oprah asked the future journalists to “give voice” to those who don’t have a voice on the national stage.

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