The Golden Globes award telecast is not one of the first places I would go looking for moral authority.
Historically a somewhat boozy event hosted by a group that once seemed more a public relations arm of Hollywood than a journalistic organization, it was not exactly a font of righteousness
But Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech Sunday night was a shot of moral authority for a culture desperately feeling the need for a powerful voice to provide some righteous leadership.
And did she ever provide it in a speech that ran just under 8 ½ minutes as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Social media lit up before it was barely over with talk of Winfrey...