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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:50 PM

 

Bill Maher is Right: NBC needs to fire Donald Trump

They let Conan go and kept Traitor Jay. They fired Ann Curry from Today while keeping Matt "Sominex" Lauer. I don't think it's coincidental that this once-great broadcasting company is tanking in the ratings for broadcast networks. Isn't it time that they did something smart?

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Reply Bill Maher is Right: NBC needs to fire Donald Trump (Original post)
K-Matt Nov 2012 OP
madokie Nov 2012 #1
K-Matt Nov 2012 #2
demhottie Nov 2012 #13
K-Matt Nov 2012 #15
demhottie Nov 2012 #17
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #26
CreekDog Nov 2012 #31
cui bono Nov 2012 #23
WeekendWarrior Nov 2012 #20
K-Matt Nov 2012 #25
RichGirl Nov 2012 #27
WeekendWarrior Nov 2012 #30
madokie Nov 2012 #29
Initech Nov 2012 #3
K-Matt Nov 2012 #5
Science Geek Nov 2012 #8
K-Matt Nov 2012 #12
onenote Nov 2012 #16
cui bono Nov 2012 #22
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #4
K-Matt Nov 2012 #7
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #14
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #6
fujiyama Nov 2012 #9
Cha Nov 2012 #10
K-Matt Nov 2012 #19
Cha Nov 2012 #21
spanone Nov 2012 #11
BainsBane Nov 2012 #18
LAGC Nov 2012 #24
AngryOldDem Nov 2012 #28

Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:53 PM

1. How is Jay a traitor???

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:32 PM

2. He agreed to give Tonight to Conan

 

Then whined about still having good ratings and how he shouldn't have to be off the air. And let's not forget how he stole Carson's seat out from under Letterman in 1992!

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:02 AM

13. Conan put the E in entitled but not in entertaining

He lost his spot because his show sucked

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Response to demhottie (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:15 AM

15. You LIE!

 

Though I do agree he should have brought Tonight back to New York, where the audience is knowledgable of issues other than breast implants.

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:28 AM

17. I had forgotten about that repug's outburst lol

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:09 AM

26. Uh 'scuze me?

I don't give a shit about either one of them but you wanna stop with the geographical stereotypes? Jesus!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:47 AM

31. ((COUGH)) Now you're against geographical stereotypes?



http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1074891

Le Taz Hot (12,996 posts) Sun Aug 5, 2012, 01:43 AM
8. Right. Like the Bay Aryans

are going to vote for Hetch Hetchy restoration. They're environmentally friendly right up to the time it affects them. I hope I'm wrong but I just don't see this happening.

As an aside, John Muir tirelessly fought against the raping of Yosemite's second Valley but the sentiment was for San Francisco at the time because of the big earthquake.



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Le Taz Hot (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-24-03 08:00 AM
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72. Spoken like a true Bay Area snob
Can you possibly be MORE offensive? Not that I'm ever going to convince you of anything since you seem to be entrenched in your BIGOTRY but there happens to be a LOT of great people here. We're currently working our ASSES OFF registering voters, making calls and walking precincts against the recall. These are people from "ugly" Peace Fresno and the "ugly" unions and the "ugly" Democrat clubs and committees. You know, the same ones who came out by the hundreds protesting against the war?

The next time you bitch about "ugly Fresno" I might suggest you don't do it with a mouthful of food!

Don't bother replying, you're ass is on permanent ignore.


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Response to demhottie (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:44 AM

23. Conan does not suck, he's hilarious. n/t

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:05 AM

20. He didn't agree, he had no choice

Do you know nothing about how Networks work?

Leno was told that when his contract was up, they were bringing Conan in to take his place, but agreed to soften the blow by giving him a new show in an earlier time slot. When both shows failed, NBC panicked and asked Leno to return to the tonight show.

It's fun to take sides, blah blah blah, but this is all about a network deciding what's best for the network.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:07 AM

25. No

 

This is about Leno being a backstabbing douchebag: He would still be playing strip clubs in Peoria if David Letterman hadn't brought him to prominence by having him on Late Night 31 times. And how did Jay repay Dave?

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:35 AM

27. Oh for the love of God!

Both Leno and Conan are millionaires! Both have had more opportunities than the thousands of other comedians who are better, who are still playing little clubs. Leno did wrong...but the whining Conan did was nauseating.

I don't care which one is right or wrong...I care if they are funny. Although I watch Letterman...Leno tells jokes and makes me laugh. Conan thinks making facial expressions is funny...never watch him.

With all the suffering in the world...please don't waste sympathy on millionaire comedians!!!

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:40 AM

30. Wrong

Leno owes his fame to Johnny Carson.

And let's face it, if YOU or I or anyone else had been offered the Carson slot, we would take it, no matter who helped us out. That's the kind of offer you simply don't say no to.

You act as if show business is some kind of gentlemanly profession. Guess again.

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:30 AM

29. Talk about bullshit

I've heard it all now.
conan sucked is why he didn't make it.
Jeeeze

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:43 PM

3. If Bill Maher gets kicked off the air because he attacked the 9/11 truthers...

Trump should get kicked off the air for this.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:01 PM

5. Calling for a "revolution" is sedition

 

Maybe treason!

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:45 PM

8. It is, in fact, the definition of treason.

Donald Trump called for people to march on Washington D.C. and put a 'stop' to Obama's re-election. I can think of only one sure-fire way to accomplish that goal. The only nuance about Trump's clear call to treasonous insurrection was his omission of the word 'assassination'.

Definition of TREASON
1: the betrayal of a trust : treachery
2: the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family

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Response to Science Geek (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:58 PM

12. What about Speech?

 

Don't get me wrong: I definitely think Trump has broken the law, but, to me, it's more of an "incitement" offense than an "action" offense, which is why I lean toward charging him with sedition.

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Response to Science Geek (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:20 AM

16. Its not the definition in the Constitution.

And you obviously are too young to have marched against the war in Vietnam. A lot of us who protested that war carried signs calling for Revolution. We sang songs with lyrics like those in Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers" (Look what's happening out in the streets Got a revolution got to revolution Come on now we're marching to the sea
got a revolution got to revolution Who will take it from you We will and who are we We are volunteers of america)

We were called traitors too. Which side of that fence would you have been on?

PS - I agree wholeheartedly that NBC should dump Trump. But urging a business to drop an entertainer because they behave in a way and say things that offend a great many people is different than saying that he's guilty of "treason" or "sedition."

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:42 AM

22. That's not why Maher got kicked off the air.

He said the terrorists that attacked on 9/11 were brave - even if they did a horrible thing - and that caused an uproar and ABC felt they had to cancel his show.

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:48 PM

4. Does Trump's show get good ratings?

I've never watched it, nor any reality show. I'm probably the last person a network should be listening to for advice but it seems to me that the concept of Trump's show is a boring one-note, at least that's how I've heard it described. If you see one episode, you've seen them all. I've never watched it but that's how it sounds to me.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:32 PM

7. I don't watch it, either

 

And let's face it: "Reality TV" is a contradiction in terms.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:04 AM

14. Reality shows are so cheap to produce it hardly matters

I'm sure the ratings are only a fraction of what they are when the show started but still makes everyone involved enough money to keep it on the air. You are correct about reality tv in general. I used to watch them but at some point it becomes the same thing regurgitated over and over again. Back in the early 90s when "The Real World" was the only show of its type around it was a novelty. Then, the networks figured out how much money they could make without having to pay any talent.

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:06 PM

6. The wife and I talked about this today and we agree. Trump has jumped the shark.

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:01 PM

9. Fuck NBC for keeping him on

I know everyone here seems to love them (and simultaneously bitch and whine about them at the same time), but associating with Trump in any way through birtherism and recently treasonous talk is beyond the pale.

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:38 PM

10. That's Interesting that Maher is calling for trump to be Fired! I

Like it.. thanks Bill Maher!

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:00 AM

19. The vid's already here

 

Many thanks to Galraedia, who posted it in the V&M forum

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Response to K-Matt (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:14 AM

21. Thanks K-Matt!

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:41 PM

11. trump must make them money and they don't have to spend a penny on advertisement.he's his own ad man

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:30 AM

18. I don't care about Jay vs. Conan

But Trump must go.

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:46 AM

24. Trump: "You're FIRED!"

No, asshole, YOU are fired!

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Response to K-Matt (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:35 AM

28. They should, but Trump is right at home with NBC.

But I did like Brian Williams' comment the other night...paraphrasing here...Trump just passed the last exit to relevancy on his way to crazy.

Trump is holding on to his ever-fleeting fame with bleeding fingernails. He'll say any damn thing to keep himself in the media spotlight, no matter how batshit it is.

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