Oprah Drops To 2nd Place In Ratings – Because She Backed Obama???

It appears that Oprah’s backing of Obama may have backfired.  Oprah’s largely female, white audience doesn’t seem to appreciate that she back a man over a woman, and a black man at that.  Subtle racism in the Oprah empire???

Yesterday, Harris Interactive released its annual poll rating the most popular television stars. For the first time in five years, Oprah Winfrey was bumped from first place with Ellen DeGeneres beating her out. According to Fox, this is proof that Oprah shouldn’t have endorsed or campaigned for Barack Obama and that she was “hurt by it,” which Fox surmised would happen. Fox’s “business news” guy, Neil Cavuto devoted a segment to pushing this theory today (January 15, 2008) — “Oprah Drops to #2 in Poll; Is Backing Obama the Reason?”

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  1. […] Mark Hutcherson wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptFor the first time in five years, Oprah Winfrey was bumped from first place with Ellen DeGeneres beating her out. According to Fox, this is proof that Oprah shouldn’t have endorsed or campaigned for Barack Obama and that she was “hurt … Read the rest of this great post here Posted by […]

  2. […] blueollie wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptIt appears that Oprah’s backing of Obama may have backfired.  Oprah’s largely female, white audience doesn’t seem to appreciate that she back a man over a woman, and a black man at that.  Subtle racism in the Oprah empire??? Yesterday, Harris Interactive released its annual poll rating the most popular television stars. For the first time in five years, Oprah Winfrey was bumped from first place with Ellen DeGeneres beating her out. According to Fox, this is proof that Oprah shouldn’t have endorsed or campaigned for Barack Obama and that she was “hurt by it,” which Fox surmised would happen. Fox’s “business news” guy, Neil Cavuto devoted a segment to pushing this theory today (January 15, 2008) — “Oprah Drops to #2 in Poll; Is Backing Obama the Reason?” […]

  3. I watched Oprah for 20 years – and stopped when she not only endorsed and campaigned for Obama – but began his promoting his socialist programs!

    Her Black First attitudes are a total turn-off.

    It’s amazing to watch people who become billionaires want to give away the middle and upper-middle class tax dollars! Of course, they have their own assets tucked away from the tax man.

  4. These things vary. As Oprah’s primary demographics being White, Female, Adults, age 65+, being shared w/Hiliary Clinton it is safe to venture that ‘O’ has taken a ‘temporary’ hit to some extent.

    However, for the week ending 5/11/2008, Oprah is #1 with a strong 5.8 Harris rating while #2 (Dr. Phil) falls to a 4.3.

    Ellen comes in at 2.1, Maury at 1.7, & Montel, Jerry Springer, & Tyra at 1.2, 1.1, & 1.0 respectively.

    Not quite the ‘hit’ that those ‘good’ fair FOX folks would like to see nor have predicted. Contrary to what the Facists would like, it would appear that America stands united & together rather than the everyone for yourself, if there is any political message here at all.

  5. Oprah is still #1.

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