Monday, January 07, 2013

Bound by Flaw


Today's column for the Daily Banter takes a look at the ongoing unholy alliance between NBC and Donald Trump.

Here's the opening shot:

"The quote of the day comes to us from NBC chief Bob Greenblatt, who said at this past weekend’s Television Critics Association conference: 'We talked him out of running for president. Wasn’t that good enough?'

The “he” Greenblatt is talking about is Donald Trump — pompous buffoon, national punchline and incessant self-promoting fabulist — and the quote comes from a question Greenblatt fielded about whether he and NBC had ever asked Trump to tone down his powerfully stupid political bluster and if the ongoing embarrassment Trump is causing himself might put his job with the network at risk. Greenblatt goes on to say, however, that 'if he becomes somehow hurtful and says or does things that cross a line, we would figure out what to do with that.' This leaves you wondering, considering all the vitriolic nonsense and relentless attempts to bully the President of the United States that Trump has been responsible for and has actually reveled in over the past couple of years, exactly what would cross the line in Greenblatt’s eyes. I’m guessing he’d have to gut a peacock and personally call Greenblatt a wicked Jew who controls the media on a live finale episode of Celebrity Apprentice to finally get kicked off the air."


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