Trump TeeVee (Grifters Gotta Grift)

I’ll say.

Junior Mints, the essential heir to the Mango Throne, wants to be a media mogul when he grows up?

According to sources, an investor group aligned with his son Don Jr. and the Dallas-based Hicks family has acquired a major stake in One America News Network, the fledgling conservative cable-news channel that features hosts like Jack Posobiec, a chief promoter of the Pizzagate conspiracy.

Junior doesn’t make any moves on his own (not even on his emotional support cougar, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is paid by the 2020 Goat Rodeo campaign to date him), so you can be assured that this is really him being cover for our Stable Celebrity Apprentice: White House Edition, who is restricted from making deals for hisself. I know, I jest, but technically it is true.

But why would Lord Damp Nut want to buy this cow when he gets milk for free on Fox News?

When liberals look at Fox News, they tend to see Trump TV: a cable network that, with a few exceptions, has relentlessly pushed his policy objectives, and praised him in the terms that he loves. But that is not the way Donald Trump himself sees it. Trump loves that many Fox hosts are his loudest cheerleaders—but any deviation from Trumpian orthodoxy he views as betrayal. He sees himself as responsible for the network’s continued ratings success, and expects to be treated as such. In private, Trump reminds friends that Fox tried to derail his campaign during the 2016 Republican primary, and he vents that Fox owes its record ratings to him. “At the end of day, Trump thinks he owns Fox. He thinks he made them,” said a Republican who discussed Fox with Trump.

Oh, so he thinks FNC could do better than 24/7 coverage of his glorious self? It’s amazing how Lord Damp Nut holds himself in such high esteem, and assumes others do too.

For Trump, the network serves as both a tactical weapon in the 2020 campaign and a strategic hedge in case he needs a new platform after November. One source told me that if Trump loses, he could use OANN as his post-presidential television platform to host shows. Controlling a network has been something Trump has been mulling since the 2016 election. Thinking he would lose, per the source, Trump dispatched his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to raise money to launch Trump TV. According to the source, Trump considered buying the Weather Channel, then owned by Blackstone, and converting it into a Trump TV network. The deal didn’t go forward because Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman wanted $450 million, far more than the $300 million Trump was willing to pay. (A person close to Kushner denies this. A Blackstone spokesperson also denies the account.)

So a couple of problems there: Fratsputin is even worse at finance than Lord Damp Nut, and would probably go to Crown Prince Bone Saw for a few emoluments, IYKWIMAITYD. Maybe the deal would be to allow Bone Saw to have a yearly BBQ in the back yard?

…and he’s promoting it as if he owns it:

(Aso: good to see that he has his eye on the Pandemic that is projected to kill 3,000 Americans/day by this summer!)

I wonder if Prznint Stupid can broadcast from behind bars?

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9 Responses to Trump TeeVee (Grifters Gotta Grift)

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    It doesn’t matter whence or how or when it’s broadcast; for me, it will forever be “Not-see TV.”
    Go ahead, say it a few times, it’ll come to you….

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  2. Honestly this was their OG idea in 2016 (Original Grift); I still maintain that no one was more surpised he won than Trump; he’d intended to ride the campaign to his own TeeVee channel where he could continue rantings and scamming the rubes.

    It does account (well other than the inbred incompetence in the entire operation) for the shambolic transition.

    I honestly wonder if Boss Putin even thought he was going to win; I expect he was expecting to be pushing a new Tea Party 2.0 after Clinton’s win…

    Of course, what’s happened since hasn’t turned out particularly well for Putin…he’s helped put a bunch of idiots in charge and sown discord among all his enemies, but he’s losing billions an billions of rubles in part because of the chaos he’s sown in the world energy sector, and because Russia was as poorly prepared as the US for the pandemic.

    Now the whole world’s barreling into a global depression that may well rival the Great Depression; he might remember that Russia got out of that one, but only by the skin of their teeth, and while postwar they were big, it barely lasted 40 years because they crumbled as a world power. Russia’s economy doesn’t even get it’s one cslice of this pie chart…

    https://www.investopedia.com/insights/worlds-top-economies/

    (note, they’re #11, behind India and Brazil, and California if it were counted separately!)

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    • ming says:

      Yup, I thought Mel was going to cry when they announced Dumpy won. She actually seemed to understand what a cluster fuck this was going to be. And Dumpy has exceeded everyone’s expectation when it comes to throwing a Charlie Foxtrot.

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    • tengrain says:

      BDR –

      totally agree.

      Rgds,

      TG

      Like

  3. osirisopto says:

    Will this be his fifth bankruptcy, or since tariff man trashed the economy will it count as his sixth?

    Or maybe the MHSG is deluded enough to think a bevy of Ivanka look-alikes, an army of ass kisses, and a board of yes men (and Eric) can propel him into becoming the next Rupert Murdoch.

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  4. YellowDog says:

    I can only imagine Stupid as Roger Ailes, another loathsome creature. Programming would include Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity look-alikes hosting The Axis Powers lineup in the evening (they’re evil but not stupid; they know he’s a useful idiot whose checks always bounce). The morning would feature Q and Friends.The chryon would be a steady stream of tweets. The commercials would be full of quack cures, prepper crap, gadgets to improve your gas mileage, life insurance for seniors starting at $9.00/month, and pillows (lots of pillows).

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  5. roket says:

    Here’s the tell: OANN has never, Ever, EVER said anything negative about LDN.

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