Actually, there were quite a few during the so-called interview with long-time pal Gayle King and another friend, Charlie Rose. Here was a chance for Winfrey to spin her side of television's version of an atomic waste dump, aka the Oprah Winfrey Network. From the Washington Post:
Creating a network was so difficult that, Oprah said, "Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else." "Really?" Rose seemed shocked. "If you knew it was going to be this difficult, you might have not done it?" "Oh, absolutely," Oprah assured him. Gayle cut in: "But you didn't think it was going to be easy?" "I didn't think - well, would you let me answer?" Oprah said faux-exasperatedly to her BFF. "I didn't think it was going to be easy...but if I knew then what I knew now, I might have made some different choices," she clarified.
Here's my favorite "Let them eat cake" moment:
WINFREY: The most painful thing for me, the most painful thing, was to have to let people go. I had to lay off 30 people. But we live in a country where lots of people are getting laid off...
ROSE: What did you say to them?
WINFREY: (Breath) Well, I actually didn't do it. We had, uh, a team of personnel people come in and do it because we wanted it to all happen at the same time - and that is not what I'm good at.
Right. I'm sure those 30 people were a lot happier to have some firing squad goons come in and do the dirty work - as opposed to the person who is responsible in large part for their being out of a job. Pathetic.
From "Up in the Air" - not so funny: