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The Decline of Oprah Winfrey

 
 
Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2008 09:03 pm
I watched some of her shows and they were fabulous. A poll of Talk Show Hosts shows that she is no longer No. 1. I guess she shattered the dream of many of the white women and the elderly by helping Obama in the Iowa Primary in which he won and propelled him into the front runner position thus endangering Hillary Clinton. Oprah may have lost those Clinton supporters among her viewers as they feel she has shattered their dream of an Hillary Clinton Presidency which they had looked forward to so much for so long.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2008 09:38 pm
I feel that IF she has lost her #1 status...well..it's inevitable after 22 seasons. I don't know for a fact that it has been overtaken. Overtaken by which show? She has a contract to go 'til 2011.

I see by some sources that it's the highest-rated talk show in American television history. Many critics consider it the best talk show in history of the medium.

TV is still is fickle and volatile medium. It can swing back to #1 again. IMHO, I think lower ratings of her show have nothing to do with backing Obama over Hillary.
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2008 09:49 pm
Re: The Decline of Oprah Winfrey
talk72000 wrote:
I watched some of her shows and they were fabulous. A poll of Talk Show Hosts shows that she is no longer No. 1. I guess she shattered the dream of many of the white women and the elderly by helping Obama in the Iowa Primary in which he won and propelled him into the front runner position thus endangering Hillary Clinton. Oprah may have lost those Clinton supporters among her viewers as they feel she has shattered their dream of an Hillary Clinton Presidency which they had looked forward to so much for so long.


Have you lost your mind?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2008 09:56 pm
Re: The Decline of Oprah Winfrey
talk72000 wrote:
... Oprah may have lost those Clinton supporters among her viewers as they feel she has shattered their dream of an Hillary Clinton Presidency which they had looked forward to so much for so long.


It's been proven time and time again that voters are not affected by celebrity endorsements when they go to the polls. It's pure fallacy.
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 27 Mar, 2008 10:01 pm
And anyway, who cares?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 12:19 am
Oprah's show hasn't had #1 ratings since Ellen's show became a hit. But Oprah is far from declining. She's had her talk show for more than 20 years, mostly at #1 ratings. She also produces the Dr. Phil Show and the Rachael Ray show, and just signed with Kirstie Alley to produce a show for her.

She is currently also producing both television and cinema films and now owns her own cable network, publishes two monthly magazines, she has her own radio show on XM, she has her Angel Network of charities, she established and built the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa and a lot more.
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Miller
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 01:36 am
Why isn't she married?
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Brand X
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 05:28 am
Knocked off by Ellen....ouch.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 05:41 am
paraphrasing MAme."Who gives a Cleveland STeamer about Oprah?"
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 06:06 am
She is a woman with too much money and too much time on her hands.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 06:19 am
I speak blasphemy to some, but I think her show sucks. Has for years.

Albeit, I only catch it once in a blue moon, but if they are any indication of the rest of them, she's going deeper into her own private world.

Couple of weeks ago I stay home due to an injury, and watched about 5 minutes of Valerie Burtonelli talking about how she lost weight.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 06:31 am
I think the same thing.

She makes me imagine an unthinking majority of people who race to target for an 'activity' just to buy the latest thing she talked about on her show.

Talk about controlling the masses.. Rolling Eyes
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 06:32 am
Mame wrote:
And anyway, who cares?


Allow me to emphasize the only sensible post in this thread.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 06:39 am
Who Cares Dep't
We should ALL have her money, fame and notoriety. Hell, I'd even take on her problems, too. A billionaire doesn't sweat the same way we do - they have a peasant sweat for them! Rolling Eyes

And, if she ISN'T married, who CARES?! Obviously, SHE doesn't care or she'd BE married! Being married has never been the be-all and end-all, especially for someone in her tax bracket and with all those irons in the fire.

Ellen Show is number 1? Wow, I've seen that show...YIKES! Kind of light and fluffy like cotton candy. Is she going to cry again because of the doggies?
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 06:45 am
Her marriage only matters to the.. sad majority who CARE more about celebrity lives then others..
who think of those kinds of stories as true entertainment and dinner conversation.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 06:51 am
Good evening, KMart shoppers!

Actually, I don't think ANYONE here that is posting cares. It's all just chatter! No more care about this than I care about Hillary and Obama's shenanigans.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 06:57 am
I think she was hurt by getting too rich, the African school disaster, and the fact the people are weary of her world view of victimization. Her giving DR Phil a stage might be part of it too.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 07:30 am
hawkeye10 wrote:
I think she was hurt by getting too rich, the African school disaster, and the fact the people are weary of her world view of victimization. Her giving DR Phil a stage might be part of it too.


HURT ME THAT WAY, PUH-LEZE!

Dr. Phil ..what a useless piece of work HE is!

What African school disaster are you talking about? Did I miss something?
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raprap
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 07:37 am
I am proud to say that I've never watched an Oprah Winfrey, Dr Phil, Ellen, or Rachel Ray from one end to the other--I recognize them mostly because of their advertising and in transit through the dial in search of true entertainment. I guess that is because I somewhat prejudiced against talk shows as I consider them the moral equivalent of daytime porn nor do I have no interest in reliving someone elses opinion as entertainment.

However, in response to Oprah, Jimmy Kimmle once said that the greatest threat to marital accord can be summed in two words and those two words are Oprah Winfrey.

The same can't be said about Jerry Springer, ar least that can be entertaining without preaching.

Rap
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 28 Mar, 2008 07:39 am
Most Influential Woman in the World
Say what we will about her here, she has been voted by more than one media source (CNN and Time) as "The Most Influential Woman in the World"!
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