……as my grandma used to say”Don’t let the screen door hit you on your way out.”
I don’t know why the folks at General Electric would want to fire the smartest man in Hollywood or maybe it’s the new folks at Comcast that decided to pull the plug on the backed up sewer water that is Zukers stock and trade. The man who was the executive producer of the that liberal leftwing lovefest called the Today show was tapped in 200O to head the network because he’d made that show such a success. Pardon me if I digress here but, the other two network shows were dismal so being the best of three piles of pigeon poop doesn’t seem to be to be that much of a success. Under his inspired leadership the network strayed from wildly popular script based series like Friends and ER to the wasteland that is “Reality” TV. He also managed to fiddle as NBC news burned, going down in a slow, steady but definative decline under his inspired leadership. His major claim to fame seems to have been buying successful cable companies. So he’s a good liberal, co-opting someone else’s achievements and then taking credit for them. How “fearless leader” like. His biggest blunder of all, at least in entertainment circles however is his mishandling of the Conan O’brien-Jay Leno debacle. Which actually is a analogy for the inherent problems with liberalism.
First you have someone who’s doing a decent job but wants to move on. He’s a big money maker and one of the few successful people at his particular job. So what to do, what to do? In Jeffy land you let him retire but……….you promise him a different show, a different venue as it were. Oh and buckets more money, never forget that. Then you, after months of waffling decide on a successor, to build up the excitement of course. Then you wait six whole months, and we have all been told they measure time in Hollywood in dog years – six months equalling 3 1/2 years, to see how the new guy does. He doesn’t do badly, he just doesn’t do as well as the old guy and the old guys new show has tanked, but you have million dollar contracts with both of these individuals plus there’s the guy that took over the successors show. Again what to do?
In Zuckerland you rehire the original guy, demote his successor and really screw the new guy because after all he and the successor are dispensable. Wait you had a contract. You are legally required to stay with the original concept for the duration of said contract. Ah but we can finagle, turn and twist things so that we are not literally breaking said contract. Which is why everyone involved in any way with entertainment keeps lawyers on retainer, that and the Lohan get out of jail card, free with any purchase of Low-Low’s fine body of work. What about being morally responsible to keep your word? Excuse me, where do you think you are Kansas, Texas, Montana? Places where morality still exists and the majority of people still know what the term means and try to live within it’s definitions.
In the end what you’re left with is the old guy who’s ratings have never, not even on the week he returned, rebounded. The successor, after a large payoff, has jumped networks to do an as yet specified cable shoe and the new guy who’s just happy to have a job, but is most likely working on other projects just to be safe. See any similarities to the way liberals run the government? If it’s broke don’t fix it, if you think it’s broke break it more, throw money at it, sacrifice a peon to the god of whateverispopulartoday, blame everyone but yourself, claim victory no matter how much of a defeat you’ve suffered and/or if it’s someone else’s work, move on as if nothing happened.
Life imitating art. Ain’t it grand.
In our next installment, Joey the news kangaroo. And we all know how much I love the MSM, Drive by, Liberal loser media. Should be worth a buck two ninety eight and change.