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Losses at Oprah's OWN approach a staggering $330m (shortened title)
Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 08:40 EST, 7 May 2012 | UPDATED: 10:59 EST, 8 May 2012 | By Rachel Quigley

Posted on 05/08/2012 12:17:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle

The losses at Oprah Winfrey’s troubled cable channel are approaching a staggering $330 million, according to a report over the weekend.

Industry insiders believe the channel - the Oprah Winfrey network (OWN) - will not last another year unless they come up with a hit show and make a dramatic turnaround.

Though ratings have seen a slight insurgence thanks to interview program Oprah's Next Chapter, it has stumbled since the get go with ratings of just 308,000 daily.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140773/Oprahs-OWN-network-Losses-approach-330m-amid-predictions-axed-year.html#ixzz1uJ6yktdF

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From the woman who brought you Obama and resurrected Rosie O'Donnell (well for a short time).

Full title won't fit:

Losses at Oprah's OWN approach a staggering $330m as industry insiders predict it will be axed within the year

1 posted on 05/08/2012 12:17:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

She needs to have Obama on.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 12:19:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: F15Eagle

toobadsosad....lol


3 posted on 05/08/2012 12:19:27 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: F15Eagle

I for one am happy to see her go. She can take her queer President with her.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 12:20:06 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: F15Eagle

Gee, Oprah, if you haven’t figured out your lost popularity to your racist attitude and lies to your very supportive audience of white women.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 12:21:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: F15Eagle

Oprah made a fortune in the Bush-Clinton-Bush years and lost most of it during the Obama years.


6 posted on 05/08/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: F15Eagle

But what will happen to the ton of white people Oprah brags about working for her? /sarc


7 posted on 05/08/2012 12:24:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: F15Eagle
Too bad it's not coming out of her own pocket.

She's one of Eric Holder's people, so you can be sure that it is coming out of somebody else' pocket.

8 posted on 05/08/2012 12:26:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

"Hey, whe're da white women at?"

9 posted on 05/08/2012 12:26:56 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: F15Eagle

Ha ha ha ha hahahahahahahahahaha...the racist b!tch deserves it. Oprah can STFU and KMA.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: thethirddegree; All

Amen to that.

How about CBS thinking they’re soooo smart they installed Gayle King as part of a “news” lineup for early morning?

It was nothing more than an attempt to “Oprah” the news.

That already exists with George StepAllOverSlobberingObamaPolous and Matt ObamaLapdogLauer.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The real big problem with Oprah is she left over the air tv.

Far larger audience. Huge fish in the over-the-air pond, just one of hundreds of channels in the cable ocean. On top of that she had far less expenses doing a 1-hour SHOW versus putting up funding (or at least part of it) an ENTIRE NETWORK on cable.

On top of that, she lost audience (cable or free tv, wouldn’t matter) when she blowjobbed for Obama in 2008. That wasn’t coming back no matter where she wound up.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Next on the agenda: a bailout of Oprah and her network.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The real big problem with Oprah is she left over the air tv.

Far larger audience. Huge fish in the over-the-air pond, just one of hundreds of channels in the cable ocean. On top of that she had far less expenses doing a 1-hour SHOW versus putting up funding (or at least part of it) an ENTIRE NETWORK on cable.

On top of that, she lost audience (cable or free tv, wouldn’t matter) when she blowjobbed for Obama in 2008. That wasn’t coming back no matter where she wound up.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 12:29:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: F15Eagle

Who had the bright idea that anyone would want to watch old Oprah shows?


15 posted on 05/08/2012 12:31:47 PM PDT by tiger
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To: freekitty

I am 48, Christian, white, vote Republican, and I stay home with my kid. I drive a mini-van and we homeschool. I have no doubt Oprah views me and my types as a virtual pox on humanity.

Therefore, I don’t watch her crap and haven’t for about 10+ years now.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: F15Eagle
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17 posted on 05/08/2012 12:37:08 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: F15Eagle

Here’s hoping taht Oprah exits the airwaves and is put out to pasture with her Obama slobbering soulmate Phil Donahue.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Along with all her buddies.

She’s a former Jeremiah Wright disciple.

Not that anyone should be surprised.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 12:45:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Secret Agent Man
The real big problem with Oprah is she left over the air tv.

Spot-on. Horrific business decision. Why walk away from a just add water audience like that? If anything, expand production to more over the air television or cable networks but don't start your OWN network unless you are incredibly narcissistic. Wait...
20 posted on 05/08/2012 12:46:29 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: TSgt

I believe she was worried because her free-tv rating numbers were going down, and after all this time (plus 08 Obama) it wasn’t a surprise that eventually she’d start losing ratings, but still this was a lesser problem than jumping over to cable on her own network channel.

She still would have done better staying on over the air, even if she was still losing ratings. She’d still have had more people watching.

That said I feel no sympathy or sadness she’s been hit by a hard downturn from her own bad business decisions. Everything that’s been negative in her business life is because of things she has done. You made bad and/or unpopular choices, and when you live by your popularity, you die by it too.


21 posted on 05/08/2012 12:51:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: TSgt

Oprah’s ratings were falling and the local TV affiliates were bawking at paying higher and higher rates to carry her show.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 12:54:46 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: F15Eagle

The jig is up.


23 posted on 05/08/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: F15Eagle
Paging Glenn Beck, will you please pick up the Blue Lite Special Phone Line, A deal on your own channel is eminent...
24 posted on 05/08/2012 1:01:22 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yep, her huge support for the commie BO and the Mooch lost her audience. Seems thing went downhill from there for the touchy/feely queen of America.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 1:07:02 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: LibsRJerks

I agree. I stopped watching her in 1997 when figured out she a racist.


26 posted on 05/08/2012 1:08:45 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: LibsRJerks

Well, afterall a case could be made that Oprah is “too big to fail.”


27 posted on 05/08/2012 1:20:28 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Secret Agent Man

OMG — Oprah “blanked” Obama in 2008????

That’s a visual I could do without, but I see your point...............


28 posted on 05/08/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: LibsRJerks
I am 48, Christian, white, vote Republican, and I stay home with my kid. I drive a mini-van and we homeschool.

Does your husband wear a bow tie?


29 posted on 05/08/2012 1:47:31 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: F15Eagle

What did they spend all that money on?

It sure could not have been programming


30 posted on 05/08/2012 2:01:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: F15Eagle

Gee, it couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

Oprah on ‘white folk’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDmtPuPbVgU


31 posted on 05/08/2012 2:03:19 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: F15Eagle

Gee, it couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

Oprah on ‘white folk’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDmtPuPbVgU


32 posted on 05/08/2012 2:03:19 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: crosshairs

And gone!


33 posted on 05/08/2012 2:05:01 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Typical of the Jeremiah Wright racist bunch, she and her buddy Barry.

Oprah was also making excuses for islam in the immediate wake of 9/11.


34 posted on 05/08/2012 2:10:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sacajaweau

“She needs to have Obama on.”

Rush was right when he said that was the beginning of the end for Oprah; she went from “post-racial” to “racist”, and the white women left in droves...


35 posted on 05/08/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: F15Eagle

I thought she bailed on Wright after a relatively short period of time.


36 posted on 05/08/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: F15Eagle

Great opportunity for a group of wealthy conservatives to take it over, I’m sure Rush would be able to put together a group of investors, I think a conservative TV venue could be very profitable, especially if they offer public stock, I would invest.


37 posted on 05/08/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: DuncanWaring

Yeah but she was already part of his bizarre “theology” - she acts like a Cone disciple (one of Wright’s influences).

Oprah: “WHAT ABOUT Jesus??????”

Oprah: “There couldn’t possibly be (one way)”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETeI6i5oqh4


38 posted on 05/08/2012 2:28:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Hey “O”, how’s that hope and change working for you now?


39 posted on 05/08/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: F15Eagle

Cool! A three hundred thirty million dollar loss means that much less money for some stinking liberal “foundation” to spend against decent people after Oprah exits “this mortal coil.”


40 posted on 05/08/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: dandiegirl

And remember, the three of them (Ohole, Mooch and Okra) all got collectively b1tch-slapped when they effed up trying to get the Olympics. Thinking their mere presence alone would be more than enough to guarantee Chicago getting the games. Also all their insider friends who had land that would have been developed for the games.

The Olympics cmtte is just high school on PC steroids. But seeing Obama and Okra shot down by them was incredibly precious. The average Chicagoan probably was happy as well as it would have made life so much worse there getting all that crap ready.


41 posted on 05/08/2012 2:59:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I remember that. It was early in his term and it was greatness when the Won and his thug entourage failed to impress the Olympic committee. The first great failure with many more that followed. People and leaders around the world don’t like the Obamas.


42 posted on 05/08/2012 3:52:54 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: All

Cone and Wright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=928_TLwSl1I


43 posted on 05/08/2012 3:59:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Could this possibly mean Oprah is not...The One?


44 posted on 05/08/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

I think it means the OWN is getting pwned.


45 posted on 05/08/2012 4:13:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Oprah made a fortune... and lost most of it during the Obama years.

It's the Obama curse. Everything he takes an interest in tanks. He's the anti-Midas.

46 posted on 05/08/2012 4:15:17 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Robwin
I think Moochelle is very, very jealous of Oprah. Remember, before Oprah, Michelle was a slob. Oprah dressed her up etc etc....and made her at least presentable.

I always loved the picture of Michelle in the Gold shirt and Obama in his Neru (???) shirt sitting at the table. That's the REAL them.

47 posted on 05/08/2012 4:17:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: USS Alaska

hahaha, I’m saving that gif for later


48 posted on 05/08/2012 4:18:48 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: USS Alaska

LMAO!!

Love the new-and-improved “that’s racist” child graphic as well ...


49 posted on 05/08/2012 5:21:44 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks
Love the new-and-improved “that’s racist” child graphic as well ..

Pubic edumacation nos know bounds the teachers train'em all the same.

50 posted on 05/08/2012 5:49:28 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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