Golden Globe Awards

Media miss Oprah's point, and the movement's

Media miss Oprah's point, and the movement's

When Oprah commands us to pay attention, many of us do. And so it was Sunday night when, at the first of the season’s gatherings of celebrities celebrating themselves, she embraced the cause of “all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.” On behalf of them, she declared: “A new day is on the horizon!”

Let’s hope so. But first we have to get past a media obsession with what they know best: celebrity and the handicapping of political contests.

Within minutes of her rousing speech as she accepted a lifetime achievement award during the Golden Globes ceremony, the media...