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Oprah apologizes for tweet that may have improperly asked Nielsen subscribers to tune into OWN
New York Daily News ^ | February 13, 2012 | BY ETHAN SACKS

Posted on 02/13/2012 1:38:58 PM PST by SMGFan

Oprah Winfrey may be feeling the pressure over her fledgling network’s sputtering ratings.

A tweet from the talk show host’s Twitter account asked followers, “Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box,” in what seems to be a plea to boost ratings numbers.

Winfrey publically apologized for the tweet, which was subsequently deleted — after being informed that the move may have violated Nielsen policy prohibiting networks from influencing ratings.

“I removed the tweet at the request of Nielsen,” Winfrey said in a statement Monday. “ I intended no harm and apologize for the reference.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: oprah; ratings
No one said she intended any harm. Wasn't she trying to cheat?
1 posted on 02/13/2012 1:39:03 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Why I bet her net worth has dropped to somewhere around $800 million.


2 posted on 02/13/2012 1:46:47 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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3 posted on 02/13/2012 1:48:40 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: SMGFan

Oprah did all she could to get Obama elected. Her contribution to the Obama campaign was not trivial.

For that reason, I take pleasure in any financial misfortune that comes the way of that fat cow, Oprah.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 1:51:52 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: SMGFan

just taking a page from the campaign playbook of her buddy Obama


5 posted on 02/13/2012 1:56:16 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SMGFan

Well it got OWN in the news


6 posted on 02/13/2012 1:57:40 PM PST by molson209
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To: SMGFan

Cheating, absolutely, but she WAS doing harm to everyone that plays by the rules.


7 posted on 02/13/2012 1:58:35 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: brownsfan

Look, Oprah has hurt her career badly by supporting, anti-American POTUS Barack Hussein Obama!!! I never cease to be amazed by idiot celebrities that back deadbeats and expect their fans and the public to continue supporting them. I guess this practice will never end, but I am gratified that Oprah’s pocketbook and reputation has fallen dramatically!! Oprah=Dummy!!!


8 posted on 02/13/2012 2:06:21 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SMGFan

One of Eric Holder’s ‘people’, so it’s all good if she does it.
Now imagine if Bill OReilly had done that.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 2:21:11 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: SMGFan

Oprah is getting desperate.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 2:50:03 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: SMGFan

Democrats never mean any harm when they get caught at cheating the vote.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 10:26:42 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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