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Fox Says Oprah Dropped to #2 in Poll Because She Backed Obama

Reported by Melanie - January 15, 2008 -

Yesterday, Harris Interactive released its annual poll rating the most popular television stars. For the first time in five years, Oprah Winfrey was bumped from first place with Ellen DeGeneres beating her out. According to Fox, this is proof that Oprah shouldn't have endorsed or campaigned for Barack Obama and that she was "hurt by it," which Fox surmised would happen. Fox's "business news" guy, Neil Cavuto devoted a segment to pushing this theory today (January 15, 2008) -- "Oprah Drops to #2 in Poll; Is Backing Obama the Reason?"

Problem is, after reading several articles about the results of the poll, the thinking seems to be that Ellen's crying jag over losing her adopted puppy gave her a big boost. Sorry Fox. Nice try.

Oh, and by the way, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, David Letterman and Stephen Colbert all beat BillO. Of course, Cavuto didn't mention that.