Howard is Smarter than Oprah

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by DogStar69, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

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    She moved to her OWN network and makes at least 3 times less.

    He moved to Sirius and makes 3 times more.

    Both have become less relevant in their fame, but at least Howard sold out for the win. Oh and they both got lazy and only care about working less.
     
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    rated
     
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    Oprah doesnt have to have conversations with Beth. Oprah wins.
     
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    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

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    Why can't you get off my dick?
     
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    I'll give Howard and Don credit for making the shrewdest moves in the entertainment world over the past decade

    in the early 2000s Howard's audience was cratering so in 2004 he turns his show into an FCC/political bitchfest, claiming the govt is trying to shut him down only because he talked shit about bush. While the show wasn't so good that year he at least was able to get himself in the headlines and provide him cover to........

    announce in 2005 that he was taking his show to sirius because he wanted to give fans the uncensored show they wanted. He pitted xm against sirius and was able to point to the boneheaded contracts xm handed out to non radio talent to leverage a huge deal. Meanwhile this move to sirius would innoculate him from his from further declining ratings. The anything goes, wild west setting of sirius those first few years actually allowed howard to take a back seat, letting artie take over as the profane out of control ballbuster, and richard and sal to do the wild stunts. Yes his audience was far diminished, but he could rightfully claim he was putting on an edgier and better product than he was his last few years on fm radio.

    Then the evolution commenses. He no longer does a comedy show but rather a vanilla version of the view thus allowing him to make nice with the hamptons crowd, mainstream media figures, and become acceptable to network family television.

    He convinces sirius to trade him more days off for a reduced salary (still more $$ per show) and signs a megadeal even though he no longer generates new subscribers. Then he sues them for $300 million more

    He convinces nbc to hire him for a can't fail summer talent show and move the show cross country. Even though he's basically a nuetured shell of his former self, media critics and much of the public who haven't listened in years still pay him respects for being the edgy unpredictable shock jock from fm radio.

    So the last 2+ years he has been able to put less and less effort into a bland show
    sign on for another 400 mil (after making 500+ mil)
    sue for 300 million more
    make 15 mil to lose viewers for a last place network
    clean up his image to be accepted in hollywood and polite social circles
    work and avg 36 hrs a month
    suffer basically no criticism (aside from fans) for selling out because of relationships he's build over the years with edgy comedians and much of the entertainment world to innoculate himself from the mockery many others would have suffered

    now he is carefully orchestrating this leno stunt to give him an excuse to not come back to agt because he was "too much of a bad boy" for nbc (not because of the ratings) and he gets more headlines

    as much as i dislike the evolved howard and no longer listen to his show, he is quite the business man
     
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    :funny:

    :gtfo:
     
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    her less is still more than wiggys
     
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    However I will add that Oprah seems to be a happy person, and sleeps well at night without the raging jealosy of others. Whatever relationship she may be in, I'm sure it's more genuine than Howard's also
     
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    Well said and Robin is smarter and luckier.
     
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    Howard is married to Beth, so that's a big loss on his side; but at least he has a lot of cash to burn though on his slide to total has been status.
     
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    they have both done well at makeing money, but Oprah has done way better.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Oprah "fans" still like and respect her. That's hard to put a price on.
     
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    Last time I listened to the HSS, it sounded a lot like Oprah. I think they're the same person.
     
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    they share the same wig
     
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    She dropped from making over $315 million a year to about half that. Howwig went from $30 million at Krock to now more than double.
     
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    starting a business, you have to step back in wages, but the potential is greater...
     
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    imagine oprahs daily life making that money...bet she doesn't know the price of anything..no worries.
     
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    :golfclap:
     
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    You think Stern's done after Sirius or he'll start his own internet radio/podcast like Bubba suggested :dontknow: