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Oprah Facing Heat Over Giving Rudy-Supporting Rabbi Radio Show

03/28/2008 02:45 am 02:45:52 | Updated May 25, 2011

Not everybody is happy that Oprah Winfrey has given Rabbi Shmuley Boteach his own show on her XM radio channel, Oprah and Friends, starting Jan. 28. They question how Oprah, Barack Obama's most famous backer, could give the coveted slot to Rabbi Shmuley, a Rudolph Giuliani booster.

The "Kosher Sex" author held a fund-raiser for Giuliani's presidential bid at his mansion in Englewood, N.J., last year.

"I don't understand why someone like Oprah, who ostensibly supports the causes of women and people of color, would hire a host who raised money for Giuliani," said Randy Credico, the comedian-turned-activist who's director of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice and who was the subject of the Jack Black-produced documentary "60 Spins Around the Sun."

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