Of course the story doesn't mention the obvious connection.
Oprah is not going to go out on top.This hasn't necessarily affected her pocketbook so she probably doesn't give a damn her audience is abandoning her.
Last week was the lowest rated in the 24-year history of her show according to Nielsen.
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" has been in reruns for several weeks but compared to the same week last year -- which was all reruns, too -- the ratings were down an eye-watering 23 percent, according to tvbythenumbers.com, a ratings Web site.
The audience for Oprah was just over 4 million viewers -- the lowest it has ever been since the show first went on the air in 1986.
The bottomed-out ratings have had little practical effect on the daytime talk show against which all the others are measured. Her ads remain the highest-priced on afternoon TV and getting big-name guests is still no problem.That's based on her reputation and legacy. It cannot be disputed every since she cast her lot with Obama she was turning off a large segment of her audience, especially the Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin supporters and others who may lean right. Most Americans tend to overlook an entertainer's political leanings if they're not obnoxious about it. Winfrey went overboard and has been paying the price ever since, sliding in a downward trajectory, much like Obama's approval ratings.