May 28, 2012

radio-limbaugh

On the reason for the decline of Oprah Winfrey’s media fortunes…

The minute Oprah endorsed Obama is when it ended for Oprah, because up until that time Oprah did not have a racial identity about her. Oprah was whatever her audience wanted her to be. She was for women. She was concerned with women… but when she endorsed Obama, well then – it’s like when Michael Jordan doesn’t say anything political. You know, he’s a big Democrat, but he’s not gonna run around [and] get involved in politics for two reasons: (a) the good press coverage’ll stop, and (b) Republicans will stop buying Nikes. And he can’t afford that. He wants Republicans to buy tennis shoes too. Well Oprah violated that when she endorsed Obama, and that gave her an entirely different identity that she didn’t have. And that’s when a sizable percentage of her audience said “Okay, Oprah, I’m gone.” She eventually said that political matters and racial matters mattered more to her than the stuff they thought mattered most to her. Meaning her audience.

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April 6, 2012

politics

On the concerns of women in 2012 in the United States…

I don't think women are losing sleep over who gets into Augusta National. I don’t think women are losing sleep over where their next birth control pill is gonna come from. And I actually don’t think women who want abortions are losing sleep (over) whether or not they’re gonna be able to get one. I don’t think they feel threatened that way. And I don’t think most women are comforted by the fact that Obama is having a woman’s forum today in the White House. I don’t think most women give a hoot. Because I don’t think most women think it’s gonna matter to them. What I think most women care about is their children. And their future. As well as their present. What kind of a mess is their school? What is the country going to be like when their kids grow up and get out of school? What are their kids going to know when they get out of school? Are they going to be properly educated? This is what I think women care about.


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