That’s the real reason that Oprah is giving up her show. Her show sucks! Lets face it. Oprah’s ratings have been falling for years, she has completely over exposed herself with all her dopey spin off shows, and she routinely gets duped into putting liars and charlatans on her show in a desperate attempt to boost ratings.
Oprah Winfrey should be ashamed of herself. She ripped off Phil Donahue for her show format. Oprah used to do a Jerry Springer type show. She did this to get ratings. Then after years of exploiting hayseeds and imbreds from middle America, Oprah decided to do a more legitimate format, where she made house wives across America cry on a daily basis.
Oprah Winfrey then made a grave miscalculation when it came to the way America thinks about politics and proved herself to be a bigot at the same time. She endorsed Barack Obama for president and would not let John McCain come on her show to rebut what Oprah was saying about the republican party and McCain himself.
When questioned as to why she supported Obama, all Winfrey would say was that Obama was “inspiring.” She never once asked Obama any hard hitting questions, and now probably has some regrets. Not because Obama turned out to be a blithering idiot, but because she lost the core of her audience. That would be middle American white women, who esssentially abandon the Oprah Winfrey Show because of Winfrey’s support of Obama.
Now Oprah is sitting back looking at the rotten cadaver that is her ratings. Where Oprah used to pull a 14 share in the afternoon ratings, which is amazingly high for daytime television, Oprah only gets about a 5 share on her best day. Its embarrassing.
So you go Oprah. Use your lame excuse of wanting to start your own network and being tired of doing the day to day grind. The truth is that Oprah shows up about an hour before showtime, her whole show is all ready to go, and she knows little or nothing about who her guest will be until she walks through the door each day. She does nothing to prepare for the show. Its over Oprah. Fade off into obscurity. JD