One posting on her site, Oprah.com, accused the talk diva of being a traitor. (By Thursday, that message string had attracted more than 12,000 views.) Another poster told Winfrey to "stop pushing Obama down our throats." (There were 3,000 hits logged on that one.)
(Read all about it.) Clearly, this is hurting Oprah, but is it hurting Obama?
Possibly, but maybe not. Only the hard-core Oprah fans are the ones posting on her website; they're the same group watching her religiously. So maybe the less emphatic of her fans don't really know how much she's pushing Obama. So it seems she is helping him with the vast majority of her viewers, but hurting both him and herself with the Oprah-obsessed few.