NBC’s Donald Duct Tape

Donald Duct Tape

Deadline: The Apprentice star Donald Trump was a constant lighting rod for controversy during the recent presidential campaign with his birther obsession and outrageous comments and Twitter rants against everyone from President Obama and the GOP to Rosie O’Donnell. With all that baggage, is NBC sticking with Trump and has the net asked him to tone his rhetoric down? “We live in this country where you can say anything you want as long as you are not harming other people,” NBC chief Bob Greenblatt said during the NBC TCA executive session. “He has his political belief system but I really don’t think what he’s doing in his personal life is going to corrupt what he’s doing on the show.” However, “if he becomes somehow hurtful and says or does things that cross a line, we would figure out what to do with that.” Added NBC’s head of reality Paul Telegdy, who oversees The Apprentice, “It just comes with the Donald Trump territory, he keeps a lot of publicists very very busy.” NBC already played a role in protecting America from even more Trump in the public space. “We talked him out of running for president, wasn’t’ that good enough?,” Greenblatt said.

Monday, January 7, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

  • Jaccharlot

    These lines of acceptable speech Greenblatt has must be drawn in sand, I see no such lines at MsNBC.

    Just another example of the Big White clamping down on the opposition, that’s all.

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

      I must assume Greenblatt is attempting to preserve the reputation of NBC’s primetime “brand.”

      MSNBC  is another animal. …

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.cobb.509 John Cobb

      Is that the brand that edited the Zimmerman tape.

      No wait, that’s day time.

  • frannie

    first control the money, then the media, ignore the constitution, take away guns, remove debt limits and term limits and POOF!!!!  we are almost there with dear leader….scary shit

  • Jimbotalk

    No no.  Not over the mouth.  Over the top of the head.

  • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

    FYI:  My buddy, Chez Pazienza, outlines NBC’s “unholy allliance” with Donald Trump in his Huffington Post column.