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Oprah finding she has problems of her OWN (Failing network hemorrhaging cash, friends...)
NY Post ^ | 11/20/11 | JOSEPH BARRACATO

Posted on 11/20/2011 6:20:22 AM PST by jimbo123

O don’t 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 she’s done is alienate herself, posing as a philosopher rather than a journalist.

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KEYWORDS: boycottoprah; fail; good; oprah; oprahobama
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The Rats that haven't been thrown under the bus by Oprah already are fleeing this sinking ship. Discovery Networks shareholders should be demanding that OWN be shut down immediately and end this waste of shareholder resources.
1 posted on 11/20/2011 6:20:24 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

“posing as a philosopher rather than a journalist.”

Should that read posing as a philosopher or a journalist...she is neither.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 6:23:42 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

I stopped watching her as soon as I figured out her politics. Of course, it wasn’t too difficult to do.


4 posted on 11/20/2011 6:30:11 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: jimbo123

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).


5 posted on 11/20/2011 6:30:50 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: jimbo123

Let’s hope The Oprah doesn’t start smoking crack cocaine again.


6 posted on 11/20/2011 6:33:54 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: jimbo123

Throwing her weight behind The One is what did her in. FUO.


7 posted on 11/20/2011 6:35:42 AM PST by bergmeid (Down with this OCCUPY scum!)
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To: jimbo123

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.


8 posted on 11/20/2011 6:35:49 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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9 posted on 11/20/2011 6:36:00 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jimbo123

Joy Behar will be available soon.

Maybe Oprah can give her a time slot — and save the network [/s].


10 posted on 11/20/2011 6:36:42 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: LS
I think Beck will succeed because being web-based, that right there cuts out the ENORMOUS expense of getting on a real cable channel.
11 posted on 11/20/2011 6:38:15 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: LS
“I hope this isn’t happening to Glenn Beck with his web-based show”

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.

12 posted on 11/20/2011 6:39:34 AM PST by DAC21
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To: jimbo123

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.


13 posted on 11/20/2011 6:40:37 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: DAC21
"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. "

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.

14 posted on 11/20/2011 6:43:22 AM PST by blam
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To: jimbo123

At least she got to ride in AF 1...


15 posted on 11/20/2011 6:44:56 AM PST by neodad
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To: jimbo123

Obama vampired all her Mojo away.


16 posted on 11/20/2011 6:46:29 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: bergmeid

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.


17 posted on 11/20/2011 6:47:22 AM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy
Once upon a time, Oprah could actually have a good show- unlike so many of the "baby-daddy-mama-drama" that seems to be on TV these days. (I don't sit at home and watch, but my job involves going into other people's homes, and it's appalling what people do sit and watch).

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.

18 posted on 11/20/2011 6:56:51 AM PST by susannah59
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To: RayChuang88

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..


19 posted on 11/20/2011 6:56:59 AM PST by ken5050
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To: indylindy

Also, she mocked white women during the election who dared to voice concerns about Obama.


20 posted on 11/20/2011 6:57:12 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: LibsRJerks

You mean you couldn’t just look at her and figure out her politics?

Oprah’s Bridge too Far.


21 posted on 11/20/2011 6:57:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: LS

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.


22 posted on 11/20/2011 6:58:39 AM PST by risen_feenix
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To: jimbo123

Thinking about either of the O's!!!

23 posted on 11/20/2011 6:58:42 AM PST by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: risen_feenix

“one of the worst presidents of all time.”
Not “one of”.


24 posted on 11/20/2011 7:05:20 AM PST by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: susannah59

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.


25 posted on 11/20/2011 7:06:26 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: indylindy

Cant these libs figure out that everything BO touches goes to hell. Liberals are stupid.


26 posted on 11/20/2011 7:12:32 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: TomGuy
I had actually forgotten about that.

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.

27 posted on 11/20/2011 7:25:38 AM PST by susannah59
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To: jimbo123

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady. /s


28 posted on 11/20/2011 7:27:03 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: DAC21

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.


29 posted on 11/20/2011 7:29:45 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: jimbo123

The One will bail her out.


30 posted on 11/20/2011 7:30:19 AM PST by depressed in 06 ( Where is the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad when we need it?)
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To: susannah59

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.


31 posted on 11/20/2011 7:32:14 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: jimbo123

I hope she doesnt restart that awful chat show of hers and come back to annoy us all.


32 posted on 11/20/2011 7:33:32 AM PST by sunmars
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To: susannah59

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.


33 posted on 11/20/2011 7:35:43 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

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.


34 posted on 11/20/2011 7:36:32 AM PST by almost done by half
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To: almost done by half

“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.


35 posted on 11/20/2011 7:44:35 AM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: LibsRJerks

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......


36 posted on 11/20/2011 7:57:38 AM PST by Bainbridge
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To: LS

Today's Schedule:Three Tons of Liberal and a Movie. Really, How many times can you watch The Color Purple??


37 posted on 11/20/2011 7:59:02 AM PST by Bullpine
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To: sunmars

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!!!!


38 posted on 11/20/2011 7:59:07 AM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: indylindy

Yeah, it only took them a couple of decades to wander away.


39 posted on 11/20/2011 7:59:27 AM PST by Bainbridge
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To: TomGuy

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.


40 posted on 11/20/2011 8:00:30 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: autumnraine
I quit watching Bill, Sean and all the others many years ago. I even cut back on Rush. Can not take some of the callers on his show. When I am in the car I listen to Roy, Gene, Sons, and old 1950’s music. Love those old songs.
41 posted on 11/20/2011 8:01:38 AM PST by MamaB
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To: freekitty

Sorry, was talking about Joy Behar in my post; however Oprah just plain lies.


42 posted on 11/20/2011 8:01:40 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Soul of the South

The Queen of Hedonism is getting her just reward.....


43 posted on 11/20/2011 8:04:22 AM PST by almost done by half
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To: Soul of the South
Let’s just hope we don’t reach the point where there is only one
government television channel feeding us propaganda all day long.

its too late; all of the OBozo Media, bleat w/ "the one's" voice....
(APoop/NYT/WaPoop/ABCNNBcBS/pBS/FauxNc)
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


44 posted on 11/20/2011 8:18:45 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: jimbo123
Can you say.... SCHADENFREUDE......
45 posted on 11/20/2011 8:19:41 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: jimbo123
Can you say.... SCHADENFREUDE......
46 posted on 11/20/2011 8:19:41 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: indylindy

“The Oprah decline did begin with her avid endorsement of Obama.”

And shunning McCain.


47 posted on 11/20/2011 8:21:55 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: jimbo123

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


48 posted on 11/20/2011 8:25:12 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: duckman

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.


49 posted on 11/20/2011 8:27:56 AM PST by dforest
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To: Bullpine
*SNICKER*
That's the 1st times, I've Rosie O(Bozo) DoNUT so thin.

50 posted on 11/20/2011 8:28:30 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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