Visions of a Freeman -
August 21, 2013
FoxNews profits from suffering
Here is the evidence:
Lindsay Lohan fails to boost Oprah’s ratings:
What's next for the troubled starlet?
By Hollie McKay
Published August 21, 2013
Despite lots of heavy media hype and dramatic promos, “The Exclusive,”
Lindsay Lohan’s post-rehab interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday,
failed to give much of a bump to the OWN show’s ratings.
While the OWN-distributed ratings press release declared that Winfrey’s
sit-down with the embattled actress was “one of the top five most social
series on cable Sunday night,” according to social TV metrics company
SocialGuide, the interview featured on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” averaged
892,000 total viewers at 9 p.m., a mere 7 percent above the show’s
Sunday average. The 10 p.m. re-broadcast attracted 1.8 million viewers.
Representatives for OWN stated that it was the second highest Sunday
telecast of the Winfrey-helmed program since September of last year.
But, as Deadline Hollywood points out, this is no great feat considering
Winfrey’s heart-to-heart with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina
in March last year pulled 3.5 million viewers, while her January segment
with disgraced champion cyclist Lance Armstrong logged 3.2 million. And
while the Lohan/Winfrey chit-chat was going down, the season six finale
of HBO’s “True Blood” generated an average viewership of 4.1 million
while AMC’s “Breaking Bad” welcomed a whopping 4.8 million watchers.
So what does this lack of audience attention mean for Lohan’s umpteenth
career comeback? Will fans and production companies continue to stand
“Lindsay wasn’t sympathetic and we never
emotionally rooted for her recovery. Now interesting has
been replaced with generic,” image expert Tamara Jacobs told FOX411’s
Pop Tarts column. “She’s lost her brand status as
the ‘troubled star,’ and we will move on as she gets on with her
lower profile, less interesting and less
fun-to-watch rehabilitated life.”
Yet some critics argue Sunday night’s low numbers were simply a result
of the Lohan/ Winfrey combination.
“The interview was so devoid of anything sensational that we spent much
of it studying the cubby storage units in the background...And so weak
compared with Oprah’s past interviews with troubled stars,” Julie Miller
wrote in Vanity Fair this week. “Oprah – possibly so desperate for Lohan-related
ratings – lets slide myriad cliché statements masquerading as answers to
her urgent questions.”
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly’s Lanford Beard added: “Am I the only
one wondering how Barbara Walters can make Oscar nominees at the peak of
their careers weep like children, while Oprah interviews fallen idols
who are still clawing out of a self-created abyss and gets basically
After launching in 2011, OWN endured serious ratings concerns, even
after Discovery advanced it over $500 million the following year. But
earlier this month Winfrey insisted that her network was finally “on the
rise and making money,” and in July it was reported that it had reached
a cash flow positive status, which means that it was starting to pay
down Discovery’s investment in the project.
“Oprah is, of course, a living legend – her star will always shine
brightly. But in many ways, there’s no question that OWN doesn’t command
the same attention as national TV did. Perhaps this interview on another
network would have done better,” said Ronn Torossian, CEO of New
York-based firm 5WPR. “But the bottom line is
Lindsay Lohan has a very long road to recovery
– and whether it’s a soft ball or hard-hitting
interview doesn’t matter, it’s simply too soon to believe that her
comeback is real.”
Lohan is currently filming a docu-series for the OWN network, revolving
around the challenges of staying sober and getting her life back on
track, so perhaps the biggest test is yet to come.
Can she do it? And does anybody out there still care?
A rep for Lohan did not respond to a request for comment.
“But the bottom line is Lindsay Lohan has a very long road
to recovery – and whether it’s a soft ball or
hard-hitting interview doesn’t matter, it’s simply too soon to believe that her
comeback is real.”
No, that is not the bottom line, the bottom line is that it is not profitable
for FoxNews that Lindsay Lohan is healthy and it's in their best interest that
she remains mentally ill. That is exactly what it says in the news above...
Exploiting the mental illness of anyone is a crime.
People that are psychologically sick should not be exploited, they have Human
Rights and media should not News Rape celebrities (a common practice in the
Note that the news was not even authorized by Lohan, another news rape and this
time a very sick news rape. Celebrities do not have a word about what can be
published about them even if the news talks about commercial brands, in which
case, if she was a commercial brand, no one could publish her name without the
brand owner's authorization. The people that follow Lohan are not commercial
commodities, nor is Lohan in fact this sexual harassment could have in fact
killed her because of psychological problems.
They have been for quite some time trying to break her into porn, thus pushing
all her fans into immorality and doing an even further damage to society. The
case has been so serious that Lohan has no control of what is said about her as
they simply try to break her will and by doing so, that of the public in
Celebrities hunted down, made sick, news raped, exploited even when sick and
pushed to prostitution. All the public gets to see is how she is being violated
in a country that cares little to nothing about a Women Human Rights.
This is very dangerous because it might happen that if the celebrity does not
give in to the interests of the child pornographers and the Prostitution
Industry friends of FoxNews they might want to destroy her image, her career,
hey psychological health ad even cause her to suicide. I am sure what I have
shown here is interesting evidence for the police.
That is why I remind people that in an Academic Media the Human Rights of people
have to be respected and celebrities get to choose what is to be published about
them to stop the "news rape".