Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    They’re plotting behind you Rita! Waiting for the right opportunity…… Or maybe they’re just not motivated enough to care.

  2. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    girl you hit that on the head. Anyone can take a lie and spin it so it sounds true she is the one. Oh love your strip

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    management has serious issues.

  4. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    Never have

  5. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, over 3 years ago

    NO!!! Never have and Never will!!!!

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    All those Oprah shows where the writers lied in their work. And it was supposed to be recollections of their lives.

  7. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Were there very many? I only remember James Frey and his million little lies.

  8. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Martha Beck and “Leaving the Saints.”
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    Critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (that is, we Mormons) hailed her as if she was the Second Coming because she was the daughter of a powerful Mormon figure, but soon after her book came out it was revealed that she had a history of mental illness and that there was reason to believe entire portions of her book only happened in her head.
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    The veneer was completely shattered when she began to threaten all of her critics with lawsuits for daring to question her anecdotes and her timelines.
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    Among those who she threatened to sue was her own brother-in-law (the husband of one of her sisters), who had just written a biography about her father and so knew right off that some of what she said just wasn’t entirely accurate.
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    In response, said brother-in-law made the following public statement about Beck, the book, and the controversy:
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    http://www.fairlds.org/authors/petersen-boyd/as-things-stand-at-the-moment-responding-to-martha-becks-leaving-the-saints
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    Between the flurry of lawsuits, her brother-in-law’s statement, and even articles written by people who had been critical of her father but none-the-less came to his defense, Oprah was forced to withdraw her support of Beck and Writer’s Digest officially added her to the list of authors who had falsified their memoirs.

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    In case I wasn’t clear enough: LDS = Mormon

  10. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Yep, that one I hadn’t heard about. On the one hand, one is tempted to say that Oprah should be more cautious. On the other, if others can be duped, she can be duped too. The only problem is that her recommendation gives the book much much wider exposure than it could have had otherwise. So maybe Oprah should stick to fiction? Memoirs and tell-alls are too easy to pad with fabrications and, well… lies.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    It didn’t matter how many, they were memorable because everyone heard about them.

  12. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Sadly, I don’t think it’s “being duped” so much as “moving from one hot thing to another.”
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    From what I’ve seen, Oprah is all about generating attention. She has positioned herself as a “king-maker”, and so is now obligated to keep producing streams of “hot” new items so that she can keep up the appearance of being able to “make or break” anything. And as the incident with the cattle ranchers showed, if she can’t find a story to sell, she’ll make one up.
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    With memoirs, the more interesting the memoir, the more interesting the person is going to be to interview and so the higher the potential ratings. Drug addict who cleaned his life up? Daughter of a prominent theologian who she claims abused her? It’s tabloid-level journalism, folks.
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    This is why OWN is failing so hard. Oprah doesn’t have what it takes to nurture actual quality. She can do a fair job of selecting potential winners and then packaging them up for sale, but she can’t actually come up with something from scratch. But as co-head of OWN, her very job was “select new shows and nurture them into ratings champions”.
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    As a result, whenever a show was doing poorly in the ratings, it was “up or out”. No effort to actually nudge things along or improve them. Just “it’s not hot, and so it’s gone.” The end result was a vicious cycle as she went through shows so quickly that there just wasn’t any point in watching the network; after all, why bother getting invested in a show that’s probably just going to be gone in a few weeks anyway?
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    In contrast, The Hub – which debuted just three months prior (October 2010 vs. January 2011) – was beating her 3 – 1 in the ratings at one poitn despite being in fewer networks (it took over for digital network Discovery Kids, while OWN took over for regular cable channel Discovery Health) and 80% of its prime-time line-up at launch being re-runs and syndicated content: the folks over at The Hub were professionals who knew how to select programming and nurture young shows so that they had a chance to prove themselves.
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    If it tells you anything, the new “My Little Pony” series has done more to launch culture shifts than Oprah has with her entire network.

  13. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Bingo. The “Oprah Effect” was at one point able to make anything she put herself behind famous, including a lot of things that didn’t need to be famous.
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    Fortunately, the failure of the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) has apparently tarnished her star enough to where the Oprah Effect has been diminished.
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    Poetic justice if you ask me.

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