Skip to comments.Oprah finding she has problems of her OWN (Failing network hemorrhaging cash, friends...)
Posted on 11/20/2011 6:20:22 AM PST by jimbo123
O dont know cable.
Talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey is losing money, viewers, executives and even her best friend, Gayle King, who bolted this week in her battle to make OWN Network a relevant programming destination.
Winfrey intended to enlighten and inspire her loyal fan base when transitioning from network TV to cable, but all shes done is alienate herself, posing as a philosopher rather than a journalist.
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“posing as a philosopher rather than a journalist.”
Should that read posing as a philosopher or a journalist...she is neither.
I stopped watching her as soon as I figured out her politics. Of course, it wasn’t too difficult to do.
I hope this isn’t happening to Glenn Beck with his web-based show. These new startups are horrifically expensive, even when the product is good (Oprah’s isn’t).
Let’s hope The Oprah doesn’t start smoking crack cocaine again.
Throwing her weight behind The One is what did her in. FUO.
Here’s the problem: OWN doesn’t make the money that the
Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Planet Green channels make. I would not be surprised that Oprah Winfrey will have to renegotiate better terms with Discovery Networks for this channel to continue.
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Joy Behar will be available soon.
Maybe Oprah can give her a time slot — and save the network [/s].
GB was chirping something about a major announcement on Dec.8th, of course he wanted you to subscribe to his network to hear what it is.
Oprah is trying to translate a limited, daytime, socialist, “make me feel good” audience into a 24 hr/day success.
All the rest of us have a life, job, or both. We have zero use for her liberal hokum.
And why she thinks Rosie O is anything beyond a disgusting slug is beyond me. Is “really gross” supposed to draw big audiences? If so, then I suggest a show about “booger picking” would do better than anything Rosie could produce.
I like Glenn but it seems when I listen to his radio program on Fox now, it's just to direct you to GBTV. If I were Fox, I wouldn't like that.
At least she got to ride in AF 1...
Obama vampired all her Mojo away.
The Oprah decline did begin with her avid endorsement of Obama.
Many white middle class ladies watched her show. She lost them when she campaigned for Obama and started delving into far left kookery.
Oprah has become so yesterday now.
I remember one from quite a number of years ago now, I'd guess 15-20 years. Oprah actually did a show where she encouraged young black people to educate themselves, to learn to speak correctly, and to learn how to act like civilized human beings, if they wanted to get anywhere in life. She pointed out that she would never have been given the opportunity to have had a television program if she talked "ghetto" all the time. When told that she was encouraging them to "act white" she rebutted that no, proper English was actually race-neutral, and was simply that standard means of communication.
I have to wonder if she would do a show like that again today.
Last week I was scrolling through my cable directory, and stumbled across the OWN line...I took a peek at the listed programs and was surprised that it is now the 17th, or 18th network that seems to feature reruns of “Law & Order” endlessly..
Also, she mocked white women during the election who dared to voice concerns about Obama.
You mean you couldn’t just look at her and figure out her politics?
Oprah’s Bridge too Far.
I think that cult-of-personality ventures (OWN, GBTV, etc.) are just doomed to fail. The brand is driven by a single personality, rather than a particular subject matter (CurrentTV, RightNetwork, etc.).
If the personality tarnishes their own personal brand, all the associated programming gets targeted.
Had Glenn Beck worked with other people and created a channel associated with a movement, philosophy, etc., rather than his ego, he’d do better.
I’m also not paying $100 per year or whatever to listen to a few hours of ANYONE, especially when I get what I need FREE on the radio.
OWN is doomed because she publicly and passionately tied herself to one of the worst presidents of all time.
GBTV is doomed because it’s too ego-driven and cost-prohibitive.
Thinking about either of the O's!!!
“one of the worst presidents of all time.”
Not “one of”.
Part of Oprah’s demise started when the problems with her school in south Africa had major problems with sex abuse of some students [twice, IIRC].
That showed she had little or lost control and that the school seemed to be just an insincere PR effort.
Cant these libs figure out that everything BO touches goes to hell. Liberals are stupid.
Shows how much time I spend thinking about Oprah!
I did make it a point, when I started seeing books in the stores with "Oprah's Book Club" stickers on them, to never buy one.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady. /s
Even cable based news programs allows some content for free.
I don’t like listening to Beck or Hannity anymore because for one, Hannity is like a freaking parrot that just repeats the same crap over and over. Hannity and Beck’s radio shows is like one long infomercial for GBTV whatever Hannity’s Fox show is.
The One will bail her out.
My parents had friends like this. I remember their daughter was about my age (we lived in Atlanta where “Ebonics” was rampant) and they would get on to her so bad and INSISTED that the word for the number four had a “U” and an “R” in it.
I hope she doesnt restart that awful chat show of hers and come back to annoy us all.
I’ve read a few (ignored the book club sticker, just seemed like good books) and they were really good.
One was about a Moroccan family that was imprisoned for years in the desert because the father of the family tried a military coup. He was a general in the King’s army.
Another was a woman who did an ancestry on her family to find out who sold her great great grandmother (she found the deed for her purchase in the county records in Louisiana) and came to discover that the slave owner was black. Now THAT was interesting.
The greedy b*tch did it to herself. She was unrealisitic when it came time to negotiate with the affiliates to carry her show on her previous network and she thought she would make more with her own network.
“The greedy b*tch did it to herself. She was unrealisitic when it came time to negotiate with the affiliates to carry her show on her previous network and she thought she would make more with her own network.”
The free market is a wonderful thing. Let’s just hope we don’t reach the point where there is only one government television channel feeding us propaganda all day long.
Do you have some sort of sophisticated time keeping device or would you just guess it was about 2 seconds. Anything longer than that I would not admit publicly......
she can only annoy you if you allow her to do that and if you watch her...then you allow her to annoy you. Use your remote!!!!
Yeah, it only took them a couple of decades to wander away.
This woman is one of those sarcastic comics and that’s okay if she keeps it in the comedy arena. Where she went wrong is to take it to a new level trying to make it real by trashing real people’s values. Who wants to be around people like that. Who knows if you will be the next target. The View are specialists at that.
People are really tired of having their beliefs and values trashed.
Sorry, was talking about Joy Behar in my post; however Oprah just plain lies.
The Queen of Hedonism is getting her just reward.....
its too late; all of the OBozo Media, bleat w/ "the one's" voice....
We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we
can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until
they suddenly awake to find they have Communism." - Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959
“The Oprah decline did begin with her avid endorsement of Obama.”
And shunning McCain.
How about a show on what hapened o all those she gave a car to?
I bet half of them sold it and smoked crack with the cash
She should have given them a JOB insead
McCain had nothing to do with it. Liking McCain was irrelevant.
Oprah’s very open endorsement of Obama was absolutely entering the political arena.
That was all it took.