Friday, May 7, 2010
She endorses best sellers, Did Oprah see writing on her own wall?
The Real Queen of Daytime
More weeks than not, 67-year-old Judge Judy beats Oprah's ratings—and she's not going anywhere. Rebecca Dana on her $100 million deal, how she met her husband, and why she can't stand Judge Wapner. Read full story here:
In an article headlined, "The end of Oprah as we know her," writer Nikki Finke reports,
".....The word internally at ABC is that TV stations have been cringing at Oprah's past and present and continuing support for Barack Obama, from her appearance at his inauguration to her visits to the White House, because it antagonizes half the viewing public who don't share her politics. Now Oprah will no longer be in their faces: instead she'll be isolated on cable. The biggest question now in the TV industry is whether it's "Good Luck!" or Good Riddance!"
Big difference between Judge Judy and Oprah seems to be, the Judge openly insults anyone and everyone in her 'courtroom,' but Oprah recently has been insulting her viewers intelligence by spoon-feeding personal political thoughts and choices.
Most television viewers, especially the daytime type, tune in to be entertained--not lectured and 'scolded' for holding opposing political philosophies of a diva hostess.
Not that it really makes any difference to Oprah Winfrey (after all, she is probably the richest woman on the face of this earth), but in the eyes of millions of television viewers, her recent support of some in the political arena, may very well have 'Rosie O'Donnell-ed' her life-long career!