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  • Ben Carson Gets Hoisted on His Own Petard, and it Isn’t Pretty (VIDEO)

    02/03/2016 3:50:58 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 88 replies
    REDSTATE ^ | February 3rd, 2016 at 04:42 PM | By: Leon H. Wolf (Diary)
    It is by now well understood that someone from the Ben Carson campaign is responsible for the whole "Carson going to Florida" mess, and during a press conference today, Carson admitted it.
  • Do Democrats Own Blacks

    07/12/2015 7:50:27 PM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 22 replies
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    The other day a white man referred to Lt Col Allen West's Conservatism as "Stockholm Syndrome." It seems that some white liberals believe a Black man cannot choose his own philosophies and therefore these particular people are the property of the Democratic party. Do you find the concept of the Liberal/"progressive"/Democratic Party owning a particular race of people disturbing? I most certainly do! I'll never be "property." I find myself disgusted by those who chose "benevolent bondage" over dangerous liberty. I feel hostility towards those who would usurp the freedom and autonomy of those who would choose liberty. “If you...
  • Automakers Say You Dont Really Own Your Car

    04/22/2015 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    EFF is fighting for vehicle owners rights to inspect the code that runs their vehicles and to repair and modify their vehicles, or have a mechanic of their choice do the work. At the moment, the anti-circumvention prohibition in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act arguably restricts vehicle inspection, repair, and modification. If EFF is successful then vehicle owners will be free to inspect and tinker, as long as they dont run afoul of other regulations, such as those governing vehicle emissions, safety, or copyright law. Most of the automakers operating in the US filed opposition comments through trade associations, along...
  • Spare us: Veteran uses Obamas own words to pummel White House over VA scandal

    05/21/2014 5:16:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/21/14 | Twitchy Staff
    Tommy @FirstTeamTommy Follow On what? Doubling their budget and deaths? RT @BecketAdams: “We have made progress [in the VA] over the last five years." 8:05 AM - 21 May 2014 Earlier today, Barack Obama held a presser about the VA scandal, where he tried to muster up “anger” over the appalling mistreatment of our veterans and vowed a thorough investigation into any wrongdoing. Needless to say, citizens weren’t all that reassured by Obama’s claims that he’s committed to veterans and their families: Emily Miller ✔ @EmilyMiller Follow "Taking care of veterans and their families has become one of the causes...
  • Rosie's regret: Ambushing Tom Selleck on his NRA ties

    10/06/2011 9:19:04 PM PDT · by This Just In · 119 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2011 | Sean Daly
    Rosie feels bad about Selleck ambush By SEAN DALY Last Updated: 12:17 PM, October 6, 2011 Posted: 11:20 PM, October 5, 2011 Rosie ODonnell has one big regret. Days before the launch of The Rosie Show on the struggling OWN network, the controversial talk-show host says she is still kicking herself over a famous, televised ambush of Tom Selleck. In hindsight, if I had to redo [it], I would do it differently, she admits. He is a kind man, who, for the rest of his life, has to be associated with me and that one event.
  • Procter & Gamble cuts earnings, revenue forecasts ($100 mil in Oprah OWN advertising wasted..)

    06/20/2012 6:37:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Global Post ^ | 6/20/12 | Allison Jackson
    Procter & Gamble, the world's largest household products maker, today cut its earnings and revenue forecasts for the second time in as many months, according to Reuters.
  • Oprah Winfrey gets demoted, is no longer in executive control of OWN network

    06/01/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    cb ^ | June 01, 2012
    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 OWNs imminent demise. First Oprah begged Nielsen viewers to watch her flailing network, and then Oprah fought with Rosie ODonnell over the latters cancelled show.
  • Losses at Oprah Winfrey's OWN reportedly approach $330M

    05/07/2012 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/7/12
    The losses at Oprah Winfrey's stumbling cable channel are approaching a staggering $330 million, according to a report. And now industry insiders are predicting that the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will not be able to survive another year if it does not find a hit show and make a dramatic turnaround. Discovery, which partnered 50-50 with Winfrey to launch the network and has been underwriting its costs, has invested nearly $600 million in it since 2008, according to a report in Businessweek magazine over the weekend. But since it started on the air in January 2011, "OWN may have lost...
  • Is Oprahs OWN Chapter Coming to an End So Soon?

    03/22/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    FOX Business web site ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jennifer Booton
    A year after the worlds most famous talk-show host hung up the towel on her solo act, Oprah Winfrey is finding the behind-the-scenes work is far less glamorous. Winfreys OWN cable network, part owned by Discovery Communications (DISCA: 48.18, -0.15, -0.31%), could lose as much as $143 million this year, on top of the $107 million of negative cash flow it booked in 2011, according to SNL Kagan. The bleak view comes despite efforts by the network to cut costs, including letting go 30 employees -- or 20% of its staff -- earlier this week and canceling Rosie O'Donnell's show...
  • Oprah Winfrey's OWN network axes 'The Rosie Show'

    03/17/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is pulling the curtain on "The Rosie Show" after five months on the air. The show premiered in October to about 500,000 viewers but lost about half that audience within days of its debut.
  • OWN Cancels Rosie ODonnell Talk Show

    03/16/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose
    OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie ODonnell's five-month old talk show. The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie ODonnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the shows executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers....
  • Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30

    03/16/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30 Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood 13 mins ago On Friday evening, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that "The Rosie Show" will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20. The final episode will air, Friday, March 30. PLAY IT NOW: Who Is Rosie ODonnells New Celebrity Crush? "I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago," Rosie said in a statement. "I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me - I...
  • Report: Rosie Show trims 30 employees, moves to smaller Chicago studio

    02/04/2012 2:53:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 3, 2012
    The ratings-challenged Rosie Show has let go of as many as 30 employees and contract workers in recent weeks, Crains Chicago Business reported Friday. [Snip] Last month, the program moved out of Oprahs spacious former studio and started taping in a smaller, more intimate space reminiscent of a living room. Parts of The Rosie Show have been axed, such as the game show segment and having a band perform on the set. [Snip] The Rosie Show has struggled to capture a sizeable audience. Shortly after the programs October debut, viewer numbers have hovered around 200,000.
  • OWN Cancels Rosie O'Donnell

    03/17/2012 1:40:12 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose
    OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie ODonnell's five-month old talk show. The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie ODonnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the shows executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers....
  • Rosie demand to move show to NYC last straw? (Fat slob in ratings nosedive alert)

    03/09/2012 1:10:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2012 | Michael Starr
    Rosie ODonnells TV history is repeating itself and, as in the past, its getting ugly. ODonnells talk show, The Rosie Show, is imploding just five months after launching on Oprah Winfreys little-watched OWN cable network. Not only is The Rosie Show a ratings disaster it averaged just 150,000 viewers last week but ODonnell is selling her $2.5 million mansion in Chicago, where the show tapes, and reportedly wants to move the production to New York. That would leave producer Harpo with empty, expensive, unused studio space it might not want to surrender so easily. [Snip] Adding...
  • Discovery: OWNs Falling Short Of Its Business Plan, But Oprah Calls The Shots (Chicago thuggery)

    02/17/2012 1:32:46 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Deadline ^ | 2/17/12 | AVID LIEBERMAN
    Discovery CEO David Zaslav was as optimistic as he could be yesterday when he spoke to analysts about his OWN joint venture with Oprah Winfrey. But his companys annual report filed this morning at the SEC tells a slightly different story: It says that Discovery has already contributed $312M to the venture, far more than its original $189M commitment. Whats more, Discovery expects to provide significant additional funding to OWN. -snip- While Discovery owns 50% of OWN, it cant ensure that it will be repaid because Winfrey holds operational rights related to programming and marketing, as well as selection and...
  • Discovery Communications' CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results (Shareholders want Oprah channel terminated)

    02/16/2012 12:23:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 2/16/12 | Seeking Alpha
    Discovery Communications (DISCA) Q4 2011 Earnings Call February 16, 2012 8:30 AM ET Operator Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2011 Discovery Communications, Incorporated Earnings Conference Call. -snip- Richard Greenfield - BTIG, LLC, Research Division A couple of questions. The first one, David, you definitely sounded more upbeat about OWN, but this is a channel that's had pretty constant management of people over the last couple of years, and I think consumers are still struggling to even know the channel that OWN is actually on. I was just wondering from just an agreement standpoint what...
  • Oprah Winfrey apologizes for tweet

    02/14/2012 10:13:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | 2/14/2012
    International talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has issued an apology for breaking TV ratings rules and urging fans to watch her Oprah's Next Chapter show instead of the Grammy Awards, according to reports. Oprah invited followers to turn off music's big night and switch to her network, OWN, on Twitter. "Everyone who can please turn to OWN, especially if u have a Nielsen box (sic). Commercial Grammy people..you can turn to Own," she tweeted.
  • Oprah Apologizes for Begging Nielsen Viewers to Tune into OWN (Desperate, unethical behavior...)

    02/13/2012 4:14:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 2/13/12 | Natalie Abrams
    Oprah Winfrey issued an apology on Monday for asking viewers with a Nielsen box to tune into OWN. "Every1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box," she wrote via Twitter on Sunday, just as the Grammy Awards telecast began opposite Oprah's Next Chapter. She later added, "Commercial Grammy people..u can turn to OWN."
  • Procter & Gamble 2Q profit falls 49% (Same P&G that signed $100M ad deal with Oprah's OWN..)

    01/27/2012 10:31:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Business Courier ^ | 1/27/12 | Business Courier
    Procter & Gamble Co. reported a $1.69 billion profit in its fiscal second quarter of 2011, a 49 percent decline from the same quarter a year ago.