Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Donald Dreck


I get that by even bringing this up it'll seem like I'm blowing gaping holes in the very argument I'm making, but part of what new media mosquitoes like me are for is to call the established press out for the promotion and legitimization of the patently ridiculous. That's why I want to ask the obvious question: Why the hell is anyone in the mainstream media giving even a second of airtime or a millimeter of copy-space to Donald Trump's entirely bullshit flirtation with running for the White House?

Last night on CNN's Piers Morgan show, Trump was allowed to filibuster undisturbed for several minutes on the subject of Barack Obama's supposed failings in dealing with Libya. Put up against him was New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who, while disputing his arguments at every turn, inexplicably treated Trump with respect and deferred to him as if his opinion actually mattered and wasn't coming from a pompous, buffoonish reality TV star whose only goal is wanton self-promotion. Given Weiner's reputation for throwing caution and decorum to the wind and simply speaking his mind, I had high hopes that he'd be the one to have the balls to finally say something like, "Excuse me, Piers, but what the fuck is he doing here? I'm a United States congressman and you bring me on to debate a subject of national and international importance with this walking punchline? You are smart enough to know that every obnoxious word that comes out of his Zoolander-Blue-Steel-looking puss is aimed at getting you to pay attention to him, which of course you're always happy to do, right? I'm insulted that you imply that a U.S. lawmaker who's dedicated his life to public service is on essentially the same level as an almost universally loathed turd who's best known for paying a supermodel to fuck him and for going bankrupt three times. Now I'm done here. Give me a call if you want me to discuss this with somebody I should give a crap about."

By the way, Trump's decision to kiss-up to the birther crowd was absurd from the beginning, though not the least bit surprising. Also not surprising: that this happened.

Bottom line: Stop paying attention to this clown.

9 comments:

George said...

Massive irony: The current ad on the site? Tea Party Patriots. No words.

Matt Osborne said...

I object, Chez. Clowns are creepy but they're entertaining. Trump is creepy, but nothing he has ever said or did was the least bit entertaining, even as buffoonery. Calling Donald Trump a "clown" insults all the hard-working clowns of Barnum, Bailey, & Cirque De Soleil. Don't be surprised if the entire clown community expresses its outrage by showing up at your house in a tiny car.

On the other hand, I'd love to see Trump attend the Gathering of the Juggalos so Insane Clown Posse can douse him in Faygo.

Jacki Schechner said...

Back in 2000, I was tasked with going to Trump Tower in Manhattan and shoving a microphone in Trump's face as he held a signing for his latest book. The idea was to ask him about his claim that he might be "running for president" and whether or not he would come on our Internet network to promote his candidacy. He hemmed and hawed and gave some b.s. response. But the point of this story is that Trump pulled the EXACT SAME STUNT a decade ago when he had something to promote. And he is no more serious about it now than he was then.

Anonymous said...

You need to do something about your ads quick...the Tea Party is taking over!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can we PLEASE just get the NAACP to "allow" everyone a free pass to say that they don't like the idea of a black president? I truly believe that if people can openly say that they don't like the idea of a black president, all this birther shit will go away.

Chez said...

Believe me, folks, I know about the ads and it's irritating the hell out of me. He problem is that the right simply buys more internet ads than the left. I've talked to Ben from Banter about a possible filter. Hang in there, and thanks for continuing to read.

kanye said...

The other day there was an ad up for a nuclear non-proliferation group. The ad began with a flash video of an atomic bomb detonating...right out of the top of your head.

My first thought was, "There's the cover for his next book."

Ref said...

This dork makes Al Sharpton look like a statesman.

Anonymous said...

My guess as to Anthony Weiner's civility toward Trump is that Weiner very much wants to be the next mayor of NYC. He's not about to alienate such a rich and powerful New Yorker. Weiner is a politician, after all.