Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama are not campaigning together like 2008
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Famous television personality and one of the richest women in the world Oprah Winfrey's support for Barack Obama adds a new dimension . But unlike last time she is doing it technically as she is going to do a new job which she thinks is very sensitive. If people's liking for Obama weakens it will affect her enterprise.
For 2012, much has changed for Oprah. She now has own cable channel called OWN that has been struggling to find an audience — she isn’t going to do anything to alienate them, “Unlike in 2008, when a drop in ratings didn’t matter as much for the queen of TV, Oprah is now fighting every day to get people to tune into OWN."said a source.
Helping a friend keep the most important job in the world is great, but it is to done making sure her OWN network thrives which is more important for her as a personality. Meanwhile, Winfrey apparently wants to give Donald Trump a haircut! Sources say the billionaire media mogul is keen to end her iconic show by getting her hands on the real estate mogul’s legendary locks.
According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, the e-mail invitation to Trump’s office said, “The eyes of the world will be upon these episodes." Recently she has won a hundred million dollar lawsuit filed by a writer. So Oprah Winfrey has one less problem to worry about.
A federal judge has tossed out a Philadelphia writer’s $100 million lawsuit, which alleged Winfrey violated his copyright by reading on air without permission passages from a political booklet he penned.
Charles Harris claimed that on the Feb. 16, 2009 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Winfrey read questions that were the same as in his work How America Elects Her Presidents.
The complaint stated that Harris had sent several copies of his booklet to the show in 2008, in hopes of gaining publicity during President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. He said he never heard back from the show.
Harris claimed that “the language and structure of the questions were exactly the same,” adding that the use was “deliberate, willful, malicious, oppressive and without regard to property rights.”
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Winfrey said that the only question she asked that was identical to one in the book was, “Which one our presidents weighed the most?” and that facts are not copyrightable.
Winfrey filed a motion to dismiss and sought sanctions for a frivolous lawsuit. The judge ultimately declined to award Winfrey sanctions, saying Harris’ suit was filed in good faith.
Harris was seeking $150,000 for each “unlawful use,” plus statutory damages.
Sources say the billionaire media mogul is keen to end her iconic show by getting her hands on the real estate mogul’s legendary locks.
Though Oprah will not support Obama directly and publicly, people can easily imagine which side she is on and also can remember the campaign she was in 2008.