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Oprah Winfrey gets demoted, is no longer in executive control of OWN network
cb ^ | June 01, 2012

Posted on 06/01/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT by george76

OWN, which has been a disaster from nearly day one with terrible ratings and Discovery quickly learning that their supposedly brilliant acquisition was quickly transforming into a money pit.

Just in the past year, the signs have been pointing towards OWN’s imminent demise. First Oprah begged Nielsen viewers to watch her flailing network, and then Oprah fought with Rosie O’Donnell over the latter’s cancelled show.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billionaire; discovery; media; msm; oldmedia; oprah; oprahwinfrey; own

1 posted on 06/01/2012 12:04:50 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Her friend the ‘resident is also going to be demoted soon.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 12:07:48 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: george76

IMO, she lost many viewers when she supported zero over the hilderbeast.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 12:07:56 PM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: duckman

Does she still give our outrageously lavish gifts to her audiences?


4 posted on 06/01/2012 12:08:52 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: duckman

Does she still give out outrageously lavish gifts to her audiences?


5 posted on 06/01/2012 12:09:01 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: george76

So, the lesbian, racist, “black,” overweight, worthless former TV host is on the downside of the mountain? How awful! I’m waiting for the crash.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 12:10:00 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: duckman

“IMO, she lost many viewers when she supported zero over the hilderbeast.”

It was a racist obligation.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: george76

Discovery chanel network who caught the HopeyChangey fever DESERVES Orca.

Only some of their programs are watchable. (True for other corporates). But none courted her away from the alphabet network. A cash cow, HA!


8 posted on 06/01/2012 12:14:42 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“Does she still give out outrageously lavish gifts to her audiences?”

Not so much since she doesn’t have much airtime anymore, and that next to none of the people she gave a car to couldn’t poney up the taxes on them.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 12:16:32 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: george76

No telling how many women she has led into new age religion and leftist politics.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: treetopsandroofs
Release the bees!


11 posted on 06/01/2012 12:18:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76

WOOT!

I hope Obama ends up being on of those celebraties that ends up living under a bridge dead broke.

The deserves to lose everything for supporting Obama.


12 posted on 06/01/2012 12:22:53 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

opps I meant Oprah


13 posted on 06/01/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Her friend the ‘resident is also going to be demoted soon.

Bammy is gone 11-6 same as this useless POS network. This is just a precursor

14 posted on 06/01/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: george76

Good. I detest this whale almost as much as I do the kenyan. Her stupid audience members are not far behind in my disdain.

I am an avid reader and I swear, any time I pick up a book and it has anything with to do with the “Oprah” seal of approval, I put it right back. I have never needed that thing to tell me what religion (of the week) to worship in, what book to read, or what politician to vote for.

I love the fact that this woman’s network is tanking.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 12:39:59 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Her friend the ‘resident is also going to be demoted soon.

Yeah, but those last two months he's in office, he's going to thoroughly finish off this country.
16 posted on 06/01/2012 12:40:39 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: george76

I have to agree that she lost a huge audience when she put all in for Obama. You knew it was a race thing and it linked her right into the Chicago way!

I could not stand watching her after that. Such a shame!


17 posted on 06/01/2012 12:41:32 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: george76

Well, I guess she’ll go eat a whole pie or four in frustration now. She may have to fly out of NYC to get a big coke to wash it down with however.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 12:41:55 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: george76; a fool in paradise

Does Opera really OWN OWN?


19 posted on 06/01/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: george76
Tomorrow's headlines today:

OWN OWNER OUT!


20 posted on 06/01/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Tomorrows headlines today:

Oprah Occupies OWN Alone!

21 posted on 06/01/2012 12:46:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: george76
OWNED!
22 posted on 06/01/2012 1:02:53 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: george76

Not exactly the OWN we’ve been waiting for. Under the GWB years Oprah was off the charts—and under THE WON well, not so much.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: george76

ever notice how you never see Stedman and Eric Holder together in the same place?


24 posted on 06/01/2012 1:06:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: laweeks
So, the lesbian, racist, “black,” overweight, worthless former TV host is on the downside of the mountain? How awful! I’m waiting for the crash.

As per her own admission, she usually starts binge-eating during tough times.

Given that her entire career is in demise, I expect that she'll binge to the point of exploding.

25 posted on 06/01/2012 1:14:28 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: george76
Not terribly surprising.

Most cable providers won't carry startups and maybe that's why I can't get Beck!

26 posted on 06/01/2012 1:25:43 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: dfwgator

That is a seriously strange video....


27 posted on 06/01/2012 1:31:15 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: george76
Paging Glenn Beck, Auction Sale coming, will she take gold? Schadenfreude Alert as he could potentially buy the whole Shaboygan for pennies on da dallar...
28 posted on 06/01/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: george76
The tipping point for Okra was when she couldn't have HER candidate on her show too many times while blatantly refusing to have Sarah Palin as a guest. Racially motivated political actions have consequences. Guessing the 97% of black people who voted for HER candidate aren't viewers? Oh well!!! Okra demonstrated her TRUE feelings about her audience (and what direction she wanted to point them) pre-elections 2008.

Liberal news stations and TV shows are experiening their lowest ever ratings. Could be they've offended over half of the population and never cared if they did?

29 posted on 06/01/2012 1:38:21 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: AAABEST

“I’ll have two fried chickens and a coke!”


30 posted on 06/01/2012 1:38:39 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: george76

Remember the first rule of TV. No ratings, bye bye, no matter who you are, but if Vlad the Impaler returned to Earth, and could pull a 15 share, he gets a 9:00 PM time slot on the network of his choice.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 1:40:34 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: george76

Even if it all falls apart, won’t Oprah still be a billionaire?


32 posted on 06/01/2012 1:47:15 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: MamaDearest

I was a pretty regular viewer, even though I knew she was a lib, until she refused to have Sarah Palin on. From that day on, I NEVER watched it again...except for the day she had Sarah on after the election.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 1:59:57 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: george76

The real shame and tragedy is not Oprah Winfrey, she’s toast already for hanging with Obama. The real pain will soon come to Black Americans who have gotten absolutely nothing positive for their loyalty to Obama, but......will get the full blame n America for foisting this total incompetent Obama on themselves, and all Americans!!! Shame and Sad at this same time!!!


34 posted on 06/01/2012 2:21:55 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The deserves to lose everything for supporting Obama.

I have had nothing but venom and disdain for her since 1996 when she insulted Texas Beef. Don't Mess with Texas, you big cow.

35 posted on 06/01/2012 2:23:18 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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