Oprah can’t think she fills her studio with people who are praying she’ll give them free cars and trips but can turn around and make them pay for something as petty as having to upgrade their cable/sat service in order to see her new network, can she?
A day after the launch of her ambitious new TV network, the message board on Oprah Winfrey’s website was flooded with posts from fans upset that they now have to pay to see the talk show queen.
“Cannot believe Oprah would launch a new show on a cable channel that is not part of the basic service,” wrote a fan tagged johnjanesmith.
“She will be losing some of her most loyal fans because they either do not have cable or they have basic cable. I have basic cable and do not plan on changing my cable service.
“Oprah has lost me as I am sure many other people. Too bad that she didn’t look into a channel that would serve everyone.”
“I am very disappointed that I will not be able to watch Oprah (whom I love),” wrote lvtootsie. “I cannot afford to pay the extra monthly fee.”
Conversely, these people can’t think that Oprah became a billionaire by giving away everything — can they?
Oh well, they’ve still got their free health care! Oh, wait…
But maybe that’ll be the next big audience giveaway on one of Oprah’s final syndicated shows: “Everybody’s getting a free cable service upgraaaaaaade…. INCLUDING THE 24/7 MAYA ANGELOU CHANNEL! WOO HOO!”