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Itâ€™s been all over the news that Oprahâ€™s OWN network is not doing well. According to reports, an analyst predicts OWN is set to lose more than $140 million this yearâ€” a claim Discovery Communications, which jointly owns the network, disputes. Also, OWN recently laid off 20% of its workforce.
Beyond the numbers, Iâ€™m not surprised. Iâ€™ve never been a major fan of the Oprah Winfrey Show or OWN.
(Insert overwhelming gasps, side eyes and heckles from Oprah fans here).
I have many family members, Facebook and real-life friends who swear by Oprah and her brand. What she says is gold, and anything she co-signs is 100% certifiably The Gospel. People quote statements as facts just because Oprah said it or someone from her show said it, even if the â€œfactsâ€ were obviously stated as opinions or things that are debatable.