Friday, November 20, 2009

Bye Bye O

Oprah makes it official:
  • Winfrey plans to tell viewers on Friday's show that she will retire the Chicago-based syndicated gabfest at the end of her current contract, which runs through the 2010-11 season, her 25th on national TV. It's going to be a long goodbye.

    Harpo Inc., Winfrey's company, on Thursday confirmed her move to end the program that spawned a multimedia empire, making her one of the country's wealthiest and most influential people and giving rise to several best-selling authors and other daytime talk shows.
While not as big an impact as some of the conventions at McCormick Place, Oprah is a tax generating entity. All those restaurants and coffee shops throughout the 012 District did largish business with all the suburban housewives coming in for a day on the town with Oprah.

Death by a thousand cuts is still dead. And that's Chicago's economy circling the drain.

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47 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that watched that show or went to it should be cracked in the skull with a bat.

11/20/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

I hope this bit of news caused Daley's chest to get a little tighter and his breathing more labored.

Not that he'll probably live long enough to see Oprah's last show, but if he does I hope he's viewing it from a prison cell.

11/20/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! I love some of Daley’s comments about Oprah leaving!!!

“I don't think people realize that if you keep beating people up, well, then people take a different version of what can take place.”

And

"She loves this city, and I will be talking to her, but again, that became a big rhubarb of the Chicago press: Beat up Oprah. And so, you keep kicking people, and people will leave. Simple as that."

Wow! Who knew? Oprah and the police have so much in common?!?! We are both sick of the shit the press, the politicians, and the city in general give us! I say “Good for you Oprah! Lots of us wish we could pull the plug and leave this city!”

11/20/2009 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My understanding of the situation is that Oprah is teaming up with shortshanks to do a morning TV variety show similar to" Regis & Kelly". It's to be called Oprah & Richie. Naturally Oprah is the top bananna with Richie taking the spot of the stuttering stooge. Mike Masters will also be involved as the go-fer on the set as in go-fer coffee & danish, etc.

11/20/2009 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY WAIT TILL 2011,GET THE FUCK OUT NOW!

11/20/2009 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was Oprah'ed out five years ago. Should have happened sooner.

11/20/2009 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley told reporters. "So you keep kicking people, people will leave, simple as that."

Really?!? No shit you fucking asshat!! Maybe you should sit down and ponder that phrase for a few hours and consider all the things that you have done over the past 20 or so years to all the tax paying citizens that you work for and elected you. That's right I said it, YOU (Richie Daley) work for us, WE (the tax paying citzens of Chicago) are the boss. You are going to find that out here real quick.

Take a cold, hard look at your life...actually never mind that. In your mind you have done nothing wrong. But we know what you have done, and it is going to come back to haunt you real soon.

11/20/2009 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the news today shortshanks was blaming the media for Oprah leaving. He says their critcism of the closing down of Michigan Ave. for the season opener made her retire and decide to go to California. He is using more than medical grade marijuana!

11/20/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? Bunch of yentas sitting around the tv and in studio discussing nothing of relevance to the world. Can she take Dr. Phil with her? Oprah....drain the brain tv!

11/20/2009 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is blaming "the media" for Oprah ending her show. Of course, if that's true, then it isn't HIS fault or his taxing policies that chased her out of time.

He's a master at pointing the finger at others and playing the blame game!

11/20/2009 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will show that the city can't afford to give cops a raise.

11/20/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee who will spew the bullshit when she is gone?

11/20/2009 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A REAL Chicagoan, Bonnie "Howya Doin" Hunt, will take over the space. You read it here first.

11/20/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beat up Oprah. And so, you keep kicking people, and people will leave. Simple as that."

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Beat her up? Who the fuck beats her up? There is a love fest for this woman the likes of which have never been seen. She is a talk show host, who I will admit knows how to work her audience and has tremendous earning power. She is leaving for greener pastures for fuck sake. You would think she was 50 Mother Teresa's rolled into one. They all quit, Donahue, Carson, Leno (though he won't go, what a shit show) Jack Paar, everyone of them moves on. So a bunch of crazy Oprah devotees won't have her show to watch. Got an hour to kill now lady? Cook something.

Tax generator-probably. Talent-overhyped. Enjoy your move lady.

Next!

11/20/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonnie Hunt: now there is one funny lady. And she is a Chicagoan. And easy on the eyes too.

11/20/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Bonnie Hunt Fan said...

I love Bonnie Hunt. She was born and raised in 016 and was a nurse at Northwestern Hospital. Such a nice funny lady with a great personality.

11/20/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, the production company will move to LA, with a loss of 450 jobs.

11/20/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does that mean Officer "Winfrey" might have to do some real police work now that he doesn't have to babysit her highness. i think not!!! never worked a day in his life.

11/20/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks just do not realize, the press is not chasing big O out, city hall is. Ask any small businessman ( the few that are left ) about the hordes of ticket writing inspectors ( 1,000 a pop )
feew, licenses and other madness that comes down from city hall.
The mayor and his boys&girls are out of touch with the common taxpayers and are chasing every decent business out of here.

11/20/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curiously enough, I believe that April 2011, when Ms Winfrey will end her show is the odds on date in Las Vegas for the City of Chicago to declare bankruptcy!

Impeccable timing, as usual, for O!

11/20/2009 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks valets sey he's hitting the bottle bigtime lately, and it shows!

11/20/2009 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley, you ass hat, if the media promises to kick your ass will you get the fuck out of chicago & take them 50 meathead puppets with you !!!!!!

Fuck you daley, everyone hates you, you are a stomach turner supreme !!!!

Next time you're hiding out in Michigan go mushroom hunting & eat them. Hopefully they'll be poisonous !

FUCK YOU SHORTSHANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/20/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonnie Hunt is great! Did you see her take apart Blago? Funny and smart, and I'm sure not talking about the future inmate.

11/20/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oprah is leaving because she's embarassed to call a city home that has an ignorant SOT like you for a mayor.

She has janitors that speak "da english language bedder den you. Dem paper reporters are finally starting to tell da truth.

11/20/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD RIDDANCE!!

11/20/2009 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Working Man said...

11/20/2009 04:23:00 AM

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My thoughts EXACTLY!! This midget is going to bat for Oprah, saying she's leaving because she gets beat up by the media?? Look in the mirror you pompous f*ck! Daley is doing all he can to destroy this once great department and turn this once great city into Detroit! And he has the stones to blame the media??!!
This guy is a beat-off!

11/20/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley drove her out with his maniacal taxes, and his personal jealousy of O getting more attention than Shortshanks.
Opra please, take Shortshanks with you when you leave, pleeeeeaaaassssee.

11/20/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good.

11/20/2009 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oprah was nothing more than a patsie in the Daley Crime Family.

11/20/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shortshanks is blaming the media for Noprah's leaving...says they gave her too much shit over her show closing down Mich ave. he says no one likes to get picked on and if you get picked on too much you just leave....so i guess we dont pick on him enough because hes still fuc%$#$ here!!

11/20/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beat her up? she makes 300 million a year! imagine getting that kind of loot for bullshitting on tv! we risk our lives for 50-80k a years. they call us greedy! if your life hangs on oprahs every word....you have no life!

11/20/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just never understood the fever-pitched adulation bestowed upon Oprah by suburban soccer Moms, but to each his own. Even so, they have had Oprah for 25+ years, and now they have Barack. So has the stage finally been reached where society can get beyond the need to assuage all the guilt?

It is the guilt that has been assigned by our society, and also accepted and assumed by that same society, as unofficial, ongoing and seemingly endless reparations and bending over backwards for acts committed way in the past by people that are long since dead and gone. Let's get out of the past and turn the page so we can move forward.

11/20/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that watched that show or went to it should be cracked in the skull with a bat.

11/20/2009 12:09:00 AM

LOL...after reading about the Sgt I needed a LAUGH!!!!

Pepsi all over my screen

11/20/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can thank her for helping get BHO elected....(sarcasm on)

11/20/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger Amusing Bunni said...

Good Riddence, that bimbo. What's the big deal, we still have to put up with her for almost 2 YEARS!
I wish she'd leave tomorrow. What a joke Daley's comments were too.

11/20/2009 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind of surprising the Ministers of Chicago didn't blame anybody for Oprah leaving. "I don't believe it"."There should be an investigation on why the white man or the Police drove her away". Hippity Dippity.

11/20/2009 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the media kept beating up on her and that is why she is leaving"

in that case keep reporting shit on that little twit mayor til he is gone...

11/20/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares...This city survived before Oprah and will survive after!

11/20/2009 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could have stopped her back in 1984, before she was syndicated. A full quarantine of the broadcast spectrum, no signals in or out of the city.

We missed our chance. Now, Oprah® is planning her next move for world domination from her secret lairs underneath Harpo studio and her estate in Santa Barbara.

11/20/2009 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one noticing this town going to the shitter? Everyone is pulling out, I believe we are the next Detroit.

11/20/2009 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Oprah Schmoprah said...

Ron Magers, the Channel 7 anchor, says that the loss of Oprah will be a blow to Chicago's "civic pride".

What "civic pride"? We live in the most politically corrupt big city in America--the laughingstock of late night TV.

And yet the media treats Daley as a honorable person. Knock off the bullshit, Mr. Magers and the rest of local media. Daley should be in stocks next to the Picasso so we can urinate on his face. He is scum and the media knows it.

Opinions are like assholes. Everyone including Winfrey has one. But she has a international stage to brainwash dim-witted housewives.

11/20/2009 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Oprah was nothing more than a patsie in the Daley Crime Family.

11/20/2009 10:58:00 AM


Her name is Oprah...

Why you calling her Patsie?

11/20/2009 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Oprah?

11/20/2009 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who is Oprah?

11/20/2009 07:42:00 PM
Isn't that what they yell in Greek restaurants when the food catches fire as the waiter brings it to the table?

11/21/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of how people feel about Oprah's politics, her show and production company have been assets for the city in many ways, including revenue production.

11/21/2009 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fuck,it's him again. What does he want now??" Oprah, to her staff, about shortshanks. Thats why she's leaving.

11/24/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those fake ministers won't go within a 100 yards of Harpo Studios. She'd have them on the air in a no time asking all the hard questions. "Now where did you say you received your Evangelical degree?" ans. "Well Oprah I gots my efrandelible decree from Lords Ministers Prisons School during my carcerating there." The whole charade would be over with Daleys posse of background "ministers". I on the other hand am an actual minister. I received my laminated card just last week with my 9 X 12 framable document trimmed in authentic 14k gold. I hope that check clears.

11/24/2009 01:51:00 AM  

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