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Oprah's Audience Gets Swarmed Down Under

12/7/2010 11:15 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez

The 300 lucky "Oprah" audience members who won an eight-day trip to Australia on the show back in September finally arrived in Sydney on Tuesday to a full-on media frenzy.

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The audience members told reporters they still don't know the specifics of their travel itinerary.

When Oprah treats you to a trip ... you just go.


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SakkeL    

Ok, lets cut the lies. Trip wasnn't Oprahs treat, it was not paid by Oprah. That goes to about everything O "gives".

1326 days ago
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Jackie    

The more her name comes up, the more annoying she is. Damn it!...was this news at all?

1326 days ago
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Rose    

Oprah pays a lot more than you know. She picks up all tax tabs and the sponsors of her gifts stand to gain 100 times more than any are worth just by her touting them on her show. I know this because I won a trip to Australia, gave it to my soon to be daughter in law and Oprah paid tons on that trip.

1326 days ago
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soulofanangel    


Oprah is a BILLIONAIRE.

Billionaires use "other means" to give, meaning, tax write-offs.

They give away for donation, clothing they didn't pay for in the first place. They don't pay for their meals like you and me, they get them FREE as a courtesy for their celebrity, etc.

They appear somewhere, anywhere and they are PAID. They think their mere appearance is a noble thing.

Their travel expenses, that we have to pay for, they get FREE from corporations etc.

The very people that SHOULD PAY because they CAN afford it, don't pay at all or rarely.

In this society, you pay for EVERYTHING when you are NOT rich.

The WEALTHY pay for almost nothing when they CAN afford it.

Just saying.....

Have you had your Holiday Hot Dog dinner purchased?

They don't pay EXTRA for stores staying open late, JUST FOR THEM. Imagine what they would charge us?

1326 days ago
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Rob    

She is nothing but a racist pig. Where is she now talking trash about Obama? All you ever heard her talk about during the and right after the elections is how Obama was going to be our savior. Where are you BIG "O"? And I mean BIG !!!

1326 days ago
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Conservatives are Cowards    

I know the average simpleton that posts here wouldn't know this, but often times one can take insurance against sweepstakes and sales, so that portion that is not tax deductible (or otherwise deferred) is paid for by the insurer. Stores do this on "Black Friday" sales; your local car dealer doing the "magic key" promotions cover their contest losses this way and the list goes on. Oprah probably put a bit of money out of pocket - especially in terms of insurance premiums, but I doubt she's footing the entire cost personally.

People like Rob should turn off the talk radio and Fake News and actually pay attention rather than shilling what other people tell him to say. All things being equal, Obama has not been a bad president, although the right-wing rhetoric could easily fool the feeble-minded into believing otherwise.

1326 days ago
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NickieF    

Always a bunch of jealous haters!! Get off the damn computer & go do something positive to improve your sad lives, instead of HATING!!!

1326 days ago
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arabeck    

there are really some miserable people in this world ,whether oprah paid for it all it dont matter peole are happy and enjoying them selves .those of you bashing oprah at least she did something with her life you all need to get a life and go do something meaningful instead of bashing someone who actually conrtibuted and is still helping others .its christmas people be civil and more tolerant of others. go help someone instead of whining peace.

1326 days ago
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soulofanangel    


Ok how about a challenge...stop using the over-used media word "haters". If you have some brain cells left, try to dig in the universe for another word. Better yet, have something interesting to say.

1326 days ago
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Gsharon 710    

TMZ....How much is the backstabbing liar paying you to keep her in the news?

There is nothing Oprah can do that will interest me and many others until she tell the truth and apologize to the Jackson family.

Wonder if she thinks one day she will be Prez of USA. She has no regards for our legal system and their rulings if it is not what SHE THINKS.

1326 days ago
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Gsharon 710    

PS. Poster no. 11------What the hell do you call someone who does whatever she can, to hurt an innocent deceased man and then have the balls to laugh and lift ratings by speaking WITH THIS MAN'S CHILDREN?

There should have been heart in her heart, to refuse to interview the children of someone she has pissed on. It means more to humans than giving free gifts or throwing a hundred dollars to a homeless person.

I believe if Joe had not been there, this heartless skank would have questioned the children about their Father's court cases.


Now WHO are "haters "...............?

1326 days ago
12.

Wiley    

I know the average simpleton that posts here wouldn't know this, but often times one can take insurance against sweepstakes and sales, so that portion that is not tax deductible (or otherwise deferred) is paid for by the insurer. Stores do this on "Black Friday" sales; your local car dealer doing the "magic key" promotions cover their contest losses this way and the list goes on. Oprah probably put a bit of money out of pocket - especially in terms of insurance premiums, but I doubt she's footing the entire cost personally.

People like Rob should turn off the talk radio and Fake News and actually pay attention rather than shilling what other people tell him to say. All things being equal, Obama has not been a bad president, although the right-wing rhetoric could easily fool the feeble-minded into believing otherwise.

Posted at 9:39 AM on Dec 7, 2010 by Conservatives are Cowards

Your entire post is BS. You can't buy insurance that automatically covers the cost of prizes that you give away. The insurance company would have to charge you more than the cost of the prize to even break even. And this trip was not a prize. There was no contest. The trip was a gift. You are the easily-fooled feeble-minded person for believing this myth. Oprah sucks but she certainly didn't pay for these prizes with insurance money.

Fact is, she probably has a dozen film crews covering the entire trip and it will all air on her new TV network with advertisement income from travel sponsors and the trip will be deducted as an expense of making the show. But she just may have done it to fulfill her considerable need to have everyone love her. Who knows?

As for Obama, his priorities since being in office have been the health care overhaul and a new environmental initiative, both of which will be detrimental to our economy. He put our needs aside in order to get his pet projects put through while he still had a majority in congress and ignored the real problems. Creating a huge new entitlement program and regulations forcing companies to shut down or move out of the country is not what most people wanted to happen.

1326 days ago
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stu    

she & gail should do Dancing w/ the Stars as partners.

1326 days ago
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Lynne    

@#1, a.k.a. SakkeL, a.k.a. Captain Obvious:

DUH! Stop hatin'. A free trip to Australia is a free freakin trip. Who cares who's footing the bill and getting free publicity out of it? Regardless, without Oprah, it probably wouldn't have happened.

1326 days ago
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Michelle Moore    

it's us Aussies who are paying most of the bill! Have just read in the news its costing australian tax payers 4 million dollars for this trip. Don't care either way, not an Oprah fan, but we are getting publicity so as long as it's all good who cares. But as far as her statement "we Australians call men "blokes", women "sheilas" and we like to meet up at "hip joints" called McCafes to sip on gourmet coffee", wrong, wrong, wrong!

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