When it comes to Hollywood it's not just about money or if you have money. It's about ratings. If you lose ratings then you are gone. You vanish into the night.
Times were changing. A new generation was coming up that did not watch the Oprah Winfrey show.
They had no interest in who she was or who she knew and I think this pushed Oprah into making a choice that I feel was one of the worst decisions she ever made. It may have not been a bad choice for her, but it was the worst choice for this Country.
Oprah Winfrey Show's best ratings since 2007. -NY Daily News (This is the day Oprah Winfrey Sold Her Soul To The Devil In My Opinion-Mem)As many of you have suggested when I bring up this issue, no Oprah did not need the money and Oprah has given a lot in her life time. To that I will give her credit but I also know you have to spend money to make money. You have to have drama for ratings. Many of you may get mad about this suggestion but it is my opinion and my opinion on this will not change!
Sarah Palin’s interview with Oprah Winfrey Monday won the talk show queen her highest ratings in two years.-NY Daily News (Because everyone loves a circus, especially one gone bad and everyone loves a train wreck. You will always have those who break their neck trying to see the dead body and Oprah was depending on that-Mem)I will also say that like many of you I admired Oprah but I have my own personal issues with her and stopped watching the Oprah show many years ago. With that said I was enraged when John McCain was so selfish and determined to win the 2008 elections that he brought in a woman he knew nothing about and had not vetted. (I feel Oprah did the same thing or like John McCain did not care. It was about the moment, about the win, about the ratings.)
The moment Sarah Palin walked onto the platform for John McCain, the division started in this Country. She came on the scene ready to anger the crowd into a mob mentality and she did just that. At one point someone in the crowd yelled "kill the Ni**** and she nodded and smiled. I will never forget that and I will never forget the smug look of accomplishment on her face at that moment.
Oprah is an intelligent woman obviously and she supposedly prides herself on knowing the truth about people before they come on her show. She supposedly reads a book before she recommends it to the Country. Did Oprah not know that this woman was against everything "for women" and would try to take us backwards or did she not care? Did Oprah not know that Sarah Palin hated Barack and Michelle Obama and would do anything she could to destroy them or did she not care? Did Oprah not know that Palins own racism and mentality would take us back to a time when it was okay to treat black people different because of the color of their skin or did she not care? Did Oprah not know that this woman appears to have mental problems and could wreak havoc on our Country with her lies, hate and fear mongering or did she not care? Did Oprah not know that this woman is all about using God, Fear and her Family to get to the top or did she not care? Did Oprah not know that every nut, anti-government loon and end of the earth crazy person would come out of the woodwork and the violence would begin or did she not care?
This Country made it loud and clear when they voted against John McCain and Sarah Palin that they did not want them in the White house and Sarah Palin went back to Alaska with her tail tucked between her legs. She was done! It was over! She went back to being a small state governor which she hated. She wanted to be more....but she wasn't!
In my opinion Sarah was done and her first book would have been the failure that her second book was but for the power of Oprah Winfrey launching Palins book and stardom! Many of you who have great admiration towards Oprah will deny this, will make excuses for Oprah but facts are facts. Palin went back to being nothing and Oprah resurrected her into full blown stardom, just like she has done for others.
It was as though the media went into full blown, kiss Palins butt because she is now someone! She was the new media darling because Oprah made her that. She became untouchable. (I also blame mainstream media for jumping on the band wagon, giving Palin a free pass and letting the truth about this woman be swept under the rug) She called the shots now and she was Fox's best weapon for the type of followers they have. Palin had been brought back to take everything women had ever fought for back to the beginning. Palin had been brought back to take black people and minorities back to a time when they had to live in fear, were less then. Palin had been brought back to unleash her hate on the "Obama's". This woman with an 83 IQ, dysfunctional family, small town mayor and small state governor was unleashed, resurrected to concur and divide a Country that was facing financial ruin from the last 8 years, two wars and a party of no! (At some point after the interview if memory serves me right, I believe that Oprah even came out publicly and said that Trig was Sarah Palins baby. Excuse me Oprah you know this because you were in the room when Trig was born? You know this because you and Sarah bonded and she told you so?) Just sayin'!
Palin has the religious right fooled and in my opinion is one of the "false prophets" that comes up out of the church to fool the masses and never blinks an eye while doing so. The right does not care if she is ignorant. Ignorance is a blessing to those who are rich and in power because they think they can control the Country and the White house by putting someone into this position. (GWB Twice and he doesn't even have all the advantages that Palin now has) The republicans will go along with her as a candidate because they have backed themselves into a corner by acting like they were the tea party during mid-elections. She will be backed by the Corporations such as Koch Brothers as well as the Chamber Of Commerce. She will be backed by the Supreme Court who made Corporations people and she will be backed by a huge % of the population which is the religious right because she has convinced them that "we are in the end times" and that President Obama is the anti-christ. (When do any of you in your lifetime remember people of all religions who normally don't like each other come together for one purpose?) She will as always have a free platform through fox and other right wing media. (And the rest of the media will continue to be weak and at bay when it comes to the real truth about Sarah Palin)
I have a problem with people who do not learn from history and take this whole situation lightly. (I think that was the same attitude in Nazi Germany. "We didn't know") Those who hope she runs need to realize that they may get their wish and much more. Our Country is a different Country now, the world is different and the corporations and the rich are fighting to make the poor extinct and if we don't fight back, if we don't take this serious we will be the losers in the end. Until people take her presence serious and until they really see what she has been able to get away with, we are in trouble as a Country. If she doesn't run for President as she has eluded to many times, then good (just means she was milking the money pot as many have suggested) but that does not take away from her ability to anger the crowd, voice an opinion as though it were from actual knowledge or God himself. Until people say enough is enough she will continue to divide this Country with her hate and her false vision of what God has in store for her!
Sarah Palin was a dead horse! Finished! It was a time to come together again but the division she has caused in this Country just since Oprah's show is criminal! This Country is divided by the hate that Palin brought back with her. Her soul is truly dark and Oprah resurrected that darkness in a time when our Country needed to stand together...even the KKK no longer fear being seen in broad daylight but now embrace the power Palin has given them through her continued platform.
When people vote against their own self-interest and have no problem with the rich getting richer while they live in tents and their kids go hungry then something is very wrong and we who still believe in true freedom need to get our voices back. We need to awaken the sleeping lion before this has a very bad ending.
Until people see, remember and realize the ability Sarah Palin has to disrupt the tides, the sands will continue to shift in a dangerous direction.-Mem
Final afterthought: I thought it a bit arrogant and ironic that Palin would say that it wasn't the center of her universe since numerous reports came out that Sarah Palin was angry during the campaign that Oprah had Barack and Michelle Obama on her show. I believe this continued to the point Oprah had to make a statement that because she was endorsing Obama she had not asked Palin on the show but would after the election. *Smootch* -MemThe former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to plug her new memoir “Going Rogue” and discussed the brouhaha over Winfrey’s decision not to interview her during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Winfrey was a vocal supporter of Barack Obama.
Monday’s episode featuring Palin drew an 8.7 household rating and 13 share – the highest ratings for Winfrey since she hosted the entire Osmond family in 2007, according to TV by the Numbers, a media site that tracks network ratings.
Palin also topped this year’s much-hyped Whitney Houston appearance.
Winfrey began the interview by asking the maverick-turned-memoirist if she’d felt snubbed over not being invited on the show last year.
"No offense to you, but it wasn't the center of my universe," she said. -NY Daily News