November 20, 2009, - 4:07 pm

Buh-Bye, Oprah & DLtDHYotWO*

By Debbie Schlussel

Yesterday, word leaked that Oprah Winfrey was to announce, today, that her daytime TV talk show would end in September 2011.


(Oprah artwork by Six Meat Buffet/Preston Taylor Holmes)

Many readers have asked me about this, since I own the domain name/URL, and since I regularly monitor and lambaste the propaganda spews forth on her show and in her magazine with my regular “HOprah Watch” updates.  My criticism of Oprah has appeared on FOX News, MSNBC, and USA Today, among other mainstream media outlets.  And I’ve taken to calling her by a more appropriate title, “HRHSBotU”–Her Royal Highness Supreme Being of the Universe.  Though, I’m not sure if even the universe can contain that undue ego.

Frankly, I’m happy to see Oprah go.  And here’s why:

Her daytime talk show made her THE most influential woman in America, if not the world, and probably THE most influential person in America.  And Oprah’s influence isn’t a good thing. Her careless, irresponsible words made the bottom of of the beef market fall out, and she bankrupted some ranchers.  Far-left and New Age books she promotes and chooses for her book club hit the top of best-seller lists.  And her “Oprah’s Favorite Things” shows make market hits out of obscure products Americans don’t need, but she creates the wants . . . at the same time as she contradicts herself and lectures viewers to cut down on their spending and excesses (which she never does for herself).

But it’s not just her ability to affect–and harm–markets that bothers me about Oprah.  It’s something far worse.  It’s that American Presidential candidates of both parties (Bush and Gore) were forced to pander to her, go on her show, and kiss her cheek.  And it’s the empty European lifestyle she pimps on America.  When telling Cameron Diaz she opposed marriage, Oprah proclaimed “We’ve evolved beyond that.  We’re a different species.”  We are?  Last time I checked, we’re still homo sapiens and mammals.  But I could be wrong.  Maybe scientist Oprah knows better.

And that’s the thing.  She doesn’t.  But mindless women (and Mr. Moms and gay men) across America buy the junk science and quack “medicine” and health advice she pushes on her show.  They also buy into her hatred of men and her portrayal of them as porn addicts, murderers, child molesters, rapists, adulterers, and otherwise all-around louts.  And then, there’s the only “man” she does like.  No, not Stedman (Stedman Graham, whom many suspect is her beard).  No, not Gayle (Gayle King, her BFF whom many suspect is her real, um “significant other”).  We’re talking about Barack Obama, whom she used her show to glorify to mindless Americans who later pulled his lever at the polls.

And don’t forget that Oprah launched several syndicated shows that are almost as harmful and which will outlast her own.  Dr. Phil a/k/a Dr. Feel’s honky-tonk psychobabble and Dr. Oz’s junk science medicine pollute our daytime TV airwaves all because of her.  Her legacy is bunk and producing more bunk for America to mindlessly and eagerly absorb.  Thank G-d for the internet, which has reduced TV viewers and softened the blow . . . somewhat.

Yes, I will miss Oprah fodder for my site.  But that isn’t worth the pan-Islamic, pro-Palestinian propaganda frequently on display during her show or the many lies she told about life in Cuba, HPV vaccines for girls, and global warming.  Nor is it worth Dr. Oprah’s recommendation to mothers to buy their teen daughters vibrators.

But while she’s not the scholar in all things (or anything at all) that she self-portrays on her show, Oprah is no dummy.  She’s definitely smart–smart at marketing herself and her endeavors.  She announced she’s quitting her daytime talk show now, so it will raise ratings for the rest of the run, especially when the end is near and her new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), her cable channel partnership with Discovery Channels, is set to begin broadcasting in January 2011.  I predict her daytime TV talk show will start prostituting OWN like there’s no tomorrow.  But it won’t help her keep the ego-boosting influence and power she has now.

Once the daytime TV talk show ends, thankfully, Oprah’s influence will die, though not completely and not enough.  I predict her influence will mirror that of Howard Stern’s declining influence, once he left terrestrial radio.  You never hear about him anymore, unless he’s getting married or disclosing that he once had a nose job.  He’s dying for attention and influence and not getting it.  Not enough of it to keep him happy.  Yes, money can’t buy everything.  Power is priceless.   And Oprah’s giving up quite a bit of power, though she wants to leave as “undefeated champion” while some women are actually still watching TV (the audience continues to shrink away due to the internet and more women working, etc.).

There’s no way OWN, her new cable channel will reach the audience she had in syndication on broadcast television.  The channel will be duplicative of elements of the Lifetime Channel, BET, E!, Style, and Al Gore’s left-wing channel.  So, it’s hard to see how her new channel will be able to compete effectively against these long established channels, unless she poaches their best stuff.  Even that won’t be enough.  Brainless lefty Lisa Ling announced she will have a show on OWN.  How many people are dying to watch Lisa Ling shill for HAMAS while ripping on polygamist Mormons (and ignoring Muslim ones), the way they couldn’t wait for the next episode of “The Sopranos” or “Mad Men“?

Yes, Oprah will still have her “O” magazine and satellite radio channel.  But those were largely dependent upon her daytime talk show for promotion.  And not everything Oprah touched–even with her show promoting it–was a success.  Her “O at Home” magazine, in which she tried to compete with Martha Stewart and interior design style magazines, was a failure and folded.  Her movie, “Beloved,” which she promoted heavily on her show–over a decade ago, when she had far more viewers than she now has–was an utter box office failure.  She lost a role she desperately wanted in the movie, “Doubt” (read my review), to a barely known actress.  With OWN, she’ll be far more obscure and even less effective.  (I can’t wait!)  And she’ll long the kind of spotlight and power she had with her daytime show.

As Lord Acton once said, “Power tends to corrupt.  Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Oprah is absolutely corrupted.  (And I don’t just mean her racist lording it over White people that she’s their boss.)  So, I’m glad to see her go, even if it’s not completely.  And even if it will mean I will have less rubbish to have fun kicking around on this site.  This woman cannot disappear soon enough.  It’s well past time, and America may never recover from her ravages.  25 seasons of propaganda and baloney inculcated into mushy minds is difficult to reverse.  Still, something to cheer:  her broadcast TV end is near. Also to applaud: decades from now, she will be a speck of dust and not a piece–even a tiny crumb–of American history. She achieved nothing for America.

Buh-Bye, Oprah.  And DLtDHYotWO–* Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out.

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45 Responses

I couldn’t wait to read your post about Oprah’s semi retirement. Of course I remember just last week the severe tongue lashing I recieved for mistakenly suggesting there may be a hint of jealousy in your tone toward anything Oprah. You forgot to mention anoyher somewhat failure of hers pertaining to her school for girls in Africa. I dislike her no men allowed attitude but when I read that some of the girls had beeen sexually molested by some instructors on site this had to be a huge disappointment. Maybe even reminded Oprah of her uncles and cousins repeatedly raping her as a young girl. Which may also be the reason for her disdain in men. I’m no doctor but its a theory. I’m glad she’s finally calling it quits I didn’t appreciate her influence over B.O.’s candidancy for president.

seahawker on November 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I’m skeptical. I doubt she will go away. She’s such an egomaniac she won’t be able to live out of the worship of her gullible goofs.

How brilliant of her to announce so far ahead that now every celeb and politician in existence can come on her show and tell her how great she is.

She had the dumbest show in TV history to me. I could only watch about 2 minutes and I had to turn the channel. It was mind numbingly stupid.

I’ll never ever understand how she got to be so popular.

Oh, and don’t forget she foisted the equally moronic Rachael Ray on us, too.

Jeff W. on November 20, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Good riddance to bad rubbish…take your other “O” buddy with you, please.

You and the President can co-star in the new Hitchcock comedy:

Sylvia on November 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm


pat on November 21, 2009 at 1:28 am

yeah, lambast her good! as lord goldman said: “it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.”

Frist-full of embryos on November 21, 2009 at 2:11 am

Don’t know anything about Oprah, nor do I care, but maybe this is good for the country. When millions of women are no longer pay attention to Oprah’s views, maybe the average IQ of the U.S. will rise a few points.

Jarhead on November 21, 2009 at 9:45 am

Oprah did some good with her charities, but the immense damage done with her New Age gospel far out weighs any of that good. She has corrupted more than she has consoled and comforted.

Hermster on November 21, 2009 at 10:00 am

My first thought when I heard the news? Why is she waiting until 2011? Why not leave now? Never watched it more than the clips that made it to prime time news for whatever reason. As Debbie says, very dangerous philosophies emanate from Oprah. Bad thing is, the devil will raise up someone to take her place to continue to spew…and mindless, gullible women will suck it up. No wonder America is so screwed.

Floyd R Turbo on November 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Because it gives her almost 2 years to “changer her mind” the way she did in 2001 and at least two other times she announced retirement to come in two more years.
    Watch and see if it happens.

    MK750 on November 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Oprah is waiting because she has a multi-million dollar contract with her current syndicator to continue to produce the show until 2011. She may be announcing it now because the folks at Discovery let it slip out a week or so ago, which kind of forced her hand. Since her viewership dropped dramatically after her big Obama push last year, she’d be lucky to get anywhere near the same kind of money from her syndicator on the next contract. Basically, put a fork in Oprah – she’s done!

    DG in GA on November 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm

She may never have been anywhere as successful, if it hadn’t been for the “success” of the equally vile,preachy fellow Leftist, Phil Donohue, running 30 insufferable years.

Phineas on November 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm

I stopped watching Oprah probably 4 or 5 years ago when she brought her favorite Illinois politician, Barack Obama to hawk his first book on her show. She has said over the years that she would never bring on politicians, yet she’s had Arnold Schwarzenegger, his wife Maria Shriver, then Barack and Michelle Obama. Oprah had invited her friends the Obama’s to appear on her show to sell his latest book in 2005 or 2006. It was very clear to me from the beginning of that interview that he was a politician-contemplating running for a higher political office. She had always promised her audience that she would never do that, promote a politician on her show. She broke that promise at least three times to her audience.

She also supported Arnold Schwarzenegger run for Governor of California because of her deep friendship with Maria. Granted, Arnold Schwarzenegger ran as a conservative Republican but has since showed us his true spots that he is a Republican in name only (who would have thought the Terminator would be pussy whipped?). I was angry when she brought Arnold Schwarzenegger on and they didn’t talk about the movie business but California politics. Strike one for Oprah, then she bring the Obama’s on and it was strike 2. I emailed her show telling her she broke her promise to her audience. I received a responds that was just a typical response that was thank you for watching my show letter. That was strike 3 for me and I have never watched her since.

Unfortunately, it is not the end, only a change. She will be creating her own cable channel, will distribute the show herself, and not used Kings World (although they were the ones that made her a millionaire/billionaire through a contract with her) to do it for her. I guess you could call change you can believe in.

Eileen on November 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Again MT.HOprah is trash and the people who watch her are trash. You are so right that HOprah is the most influential lady in the country if not the world. But then you said she wont be a “piece of history”. I disagree she made history but in the wrong way. Books will be written about her and schools will be named after this nag. And because of this we got KING HUSSEIN OBAMA. Before the ascent of HUSSEIN OBAMA, he was not considered Black by the Black community. Hillary was leading in the polls early on in the Black community. Then HOprah changed things. She made it comfortable for all Blacks to rally for Obama. Her endorsement gave him the Democratic primary, albeit stolen. She was part of guilting Americans into voting for him. She could run for Senate in Illinois and win.
The reason for her popularity is no one seriously challenged her voice. In her 25 years no one came on her show and challenged her. She wouldn’t allow it. Questioning HOprah was a sin. Hollywood made her the go to lady for what women should be thinking. I don’t think she will go quietly. I think she will anoint a new ‘Oprah’. Her ego is too big to allow all that influence go away. So the ‘son’ or ‘daughter’ of HOprah will carry the torch. I don’t we will be saved from HOprah influence. She will get the medal of honor from Hussein Obama, be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Who knows, if HUSSEIN OBAMA can win it for doing nothing, so can HOprah.

Funny HOprah clips

CaliforniaScreaming on November 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Maybe Oprah is leaving in 2011 to prepare for Dec. 21, 2012. Just kidding, but wouldn’t surprise me if Oprah thought 2012 is the end of the world as we know it. And she’s getting her underground establishment/bunker in living shape. And want’s to oversee the operation. One never knows with Oprah.

Tenn Scholar on November 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm

You are right about the size of her audience getting much lower on cable. Her primary target is the free over the air tv audience. She is headed to SoCal to enjoy the billions she made from capitalism, while pushing her Marxist agenda.

Bonzer Wolf on November 21, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Oinkprah, you just gonna get older and uglier.

Don’t let your fat ass smash the door on your way out.

demonneant on November 21, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Judge Judge has at least double the audience of Oprhaha.

    Liberal Media Is Corrupt on November 23, 2009 at 3:05 pm

If this hOprah type of crap was all that was on TV (and too much of it is) I wouldn’t even have an Idiot Box in my home.
25 years too late in my opinion.
dOprah, I hope never again to see ya and even with your billions I wouldn’t wanna be ya. And yes, puhleeeeeeeeeeeeze take the other hO with you. I’d like to say it’s been real, it’s been fun, it’s been real fun!…but I’m not a lying SoS like you. Ciao’ Baby!

theShadow on November 21, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Does anyone believe her ego will allow her to stay away for long?

I_AM_ME on November 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I only wish you could read my words Queen Oprah….GO F YOURSELF!….good riddance to you and all the CRAP you have dropped on us…your day is fast approaching.

BIG IRISH on November 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm

The timing bothers me. I think she struck a deal with Obama and she will be running for a political post which will bring disaster to the country if she wins.

Daniel. on November 22, 2009 at 1:25 am

dOprah in politics, now that’s scary.
She’s probably reached the point where money’s not enough, she wants power, power that only politics can bring.
We already have too many idiots in Washington right now, don’t you think?

theShadow on November 22, 2009 at 1:44 am

It’s all a ploy. Get people to rush in thinking the end of her show is near, then reset the plug. She’s way too smart to be falling for the same sorts of traps that guys like Stern fall for.

Honkey Fried on November 22, 2009 at 2:58 am

So glad that I can say, ” I never watched her show”.

cthelight on November 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

If only we could truly be rid of the blight that is Hoprah. I have a feeling she’s going to keep turning up like dog sh*t. We won’t be able to get away from her.

My wish is that she retire to her mansion in Montecito with her girlfriend and never be heard from again.

lexi on November 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Who ARE the morons who watch Oprah, anyhow?

lexi on November 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Maybe she’s planning on taking over from Obama in 2012.

tempus fugit on November 22, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Get her gone, I say. Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry? Why does she have to wait to do something good? All these years and this is the best news to come out of her mouth that I have heard. Is it possible that Palin got to her and she has seen the error of her previous ways and is planning a conversion to Judaism? Christianity, Kabbalism? Mysticism? Dianetics? Never once have I seen one of her shows in entirety, but I have personally seen the effects of what her philosophy can have on someone. I wonder if it is possible she could be replaced by someone worse? Gloria Feldt perhaps? Jodie Evans? Or some other by-product of her gutter minded derangement syndrome? The best way to get rid of her and keep others who think like her from slipping back in is to shut off her show when it airs and convince every other American to do the same….works for me…

Mewize on November 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I’m pretty confident you’ll still have enough ‘women’s issues’ stuff for your blog. First, maybe Oprah will ‘change her mind’. This could just be a publicity stunt.

But even if it isn’t, Oprah reflects a dumbing down and coarsening of civilized standards in society, so if she isn’t there, another ‘trend-setter’ or more precisely trend-lowerer will emerge.

Little Al on November 22, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Goodbye HOprah, you pathetic poverty pimptress.

debbie morgan on November 23, 2009 at 6:41 am

“Who ARE the morons who watch Oprah, anyhow?”

My mother for one!

Bob Porrazzo on November 23, 2009 at 6:50 am

I was on to Oprah and her “Victim” show years ago. I’m sorry to see that because the population of the US has been so ‘dumbed down’ that they would actually waste time watching her or be influenced by her opinions. So long.

Carole on November 23, 2009 at 8:10 am

Okra, I mean DOprah.

Emily on November 23, 2009 at 8:56 am

Good riddance to this egomaniac moron. She was instrumental in giving us the worst president ever elected, how will we ever measure how much damage she has done the country?
Maybe now she will stop pretending and come out of the closet.

Nick on November 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm

I didn’t know you had a website called OprahSucks!!

For my sister’s 50 birthday I had tee shirts made that say OPRAH SUCKS

Liberal Media Is Corrupt on November 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm

It is interesting how in recent years bad things start with the letter “O.” Oprah, Obama, Osama. Oprah’s year-long farewell tour has the potential of ending like Cher’s “Farewell Tour” a number of years ago. It wasn’t her farewell tour. Although getting rid of her is one of the best things to happen it holds the potential of leading to one of the worst things. What if . . . what if at the end of 2010 she announces that while she is leaving the show, the show will continue with a new host. Michelle Obama!!! Yiiiiiiikes. We all know Oprah can’t just go away. Her hot air balloon size ego requires a lot of feeding. Next year will be a weekly walk-down-memory-lane of her so-called best and most memorable shows, ending with the crown Jewel of the Obama’s. Then in 2011 coming to an arena or stadium near you she will take her Big Farewell on tour.

Gary on November 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I think i maybe watched 3 minutes of any of her shows! and that was just as i was looking to see what was on! That was about as bad as bubba clinton being on the Assinio hall show! In a way it was kind of ironic if you think about it! Bubba blowing something on that show!LOL!

mike c on November 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm

I watched a few minutes of her show once (at the hospital) and I had to get up and walk into the other room. She was all about the fluff. And schmaltz.

I did love her performance in The Color Purple.

Joe Schmo on November 23, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Opie….say it ain’t so. BoooHoooooooooooooooo. In two years I will have to find a real babysitter.

Flavio Garcia on November 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I am glad the racist is gone! She proved it with her statement that the reason that she did not have Sarah Palin on is she FINALLY after not supporting any candidates for president supported this one. I have to ask, what makes this one different than any others? Hmmmm.

livingfortruth on November 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm

She is a disgrace. It’s her fault Obama is president. She should be ashamed of herself. I’m sure she realizes the error she made in judgment. She seems miserable. I stopped watching her show years ago. I never watched it regularly, but something happened a few years ago that made it even worse. It was always borderline with me, I could watch the first twenty minutes at first (about once a week) and then I would turn it off. But then something happened, and I couldn’t even watch it that much. Good riddance, Oprah professor of Victim Studies, Let’s Bum Everyone Out. Still, she is sort of inspiring. I mean if Oprah of all people can get somewhere, the rest of us surely can.

Julia NYC on November 23, 2009 at 10:40 pm

You, ma’am, pull no punches, and your posts are one crushing blow to the left after another. Keep up the good work. I’ll keep reading it.

Nills M-Town on November 24, 2009 at 12:29 am

Oprah lost me years ago, as did Martha Stewart and the rest of the day time mush group. Hopefully the View will be next.

Jane A. on November 24, 2009 at 3:52 am

Oprah’s Frankenstein Dr. Phil may have beguiled an audience the US but his recent tour to Australia was a massive dud. Thinking that Aussies may have fallen for his TV act promoters launched a massive campaign to sell tickets to his appearances in big stadiums. Ticket sales were dismal and they couldn’t even give them away. Seems like this phoney baloney stuff is best confined to the borders of the US where, it seems, there’s a sucker born every minute.

Jack Stack on November 24, 2009 at 9:13 am

That’s be about every 15 seconds, mate.

Alarmed Pig Farmer on April 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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