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Lawrence O'Donell insists parent company NBC consider firing Donald Trump
The Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/08/2011 2:17:13 AM PDT by Scanian

They say you shouldn’t bite the hand feeds you, but that isn’t stopping MSNBC’s “The Last Word” host Lawrence O’Donnell.

In a brazen display of political loyalty trumping company loyalty, O’Donnell took to airwaves on his Thursday night program to suggest NBC “Celebrity Apprentice” host and potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is on his birther crusade in order to bolster his show’s ratings.

O’Donnell explained to his guest, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, that since Trump has been making the media rounds discussing the birth certificate of President Barack Obama, there has been a jump in his NBC show’s ratings.

“Jonathan, I want you to take a look at the ratings chart for Donald Trump’s NBC show ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’” O’Donnell said. “It starts off below the 8 million-mark. It also starts off very low in the demo, in the audience 18 to 49, to 2.8. As it gets crazier, it goes straight up. He’s now above a 3 in the demo which is the number NBC cares about the most. He’s at a 3.1. He was at a 3.0 the week before. It used to be on NBC on prime time you could get a show canceled off of NBC prime time if you fell below the 3.0. I know it happened to me. But know that NBC is not the number one network, it desperately needs numbers like this. I have said all along this fake campaign is about these numbers. It’s the only way Trump could get attention to his show this time around. This was the way to pump up those numbers and his paycheck from NBC.”

Capehart attempted spell out and debunk each point Trump has been making about Obama’s birth certificate, which he did in a Wednesday afternoon post on WashingtonPost.com for viewers.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beck; birthcertificate; birthers; celebrityapprentice; donaldtrump; msnbc; naturalborncitizen; obama; sheen; thedonald; trump; trump2012

1 posted on 04/08/2011 2:17:18 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

I wanna see O’Donnell and this Capehart screwball try to “debunk” Trump to his face.

I’d pay a dollar to see that!


2 posted on 04/08/2011 2:23:17 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Just the rantings of a madman. Larry’s certifiably insane.


3 posted on 04/08/2011 2:27:47 AM PDT by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: Scanian
"weekends have become newsworthy watching libs feeding on other libs over the truth....watch for another trip to Hawaii for Dumbo"
4 posted on 04/08/2011 2:36:10 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Bullish

McLaughlin is over the hill now but he used to be pretty good at stifling OD.


5 posted on 04/08/2011 2:37:48 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

NBC would do well to put Larry back in his rubber room.


6 posted on 04/08/2011 2:57:36 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

Duh... Winning!

If it works for Charlie, it should work for O’D too.


7 posted on 04/08/2011 3:02:10 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian; All

The scary thing is that most GOP would support O’Donnell on firing Trump on NBC for raising the Birther issue.

When Marco Rubio and Allen West attack Birthers and support Obama....it is not a stretch at all to say that these two, and the GOP, support Obama over Trump on this issue

The fact is: Obama obviously was not born here....and not only the Liberal Media....but the GOP and the GOP Media....is siding with Obama on the issue

Go Trump Go


8 posted on 04/08/2011 3:07:54 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Donald Trump wants Obama's BC released...Glenn Beck attacks Birthers....Now, who is supporting Obama)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Documenters, provers, constitutionalists. We are many things.

But we are not Birfers.

Let’s leave that at DU where it came from and still belongs, IMHO.

Trump has said as much.


9 posted on 04/08/2011 3:10:12 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
LIAR!!!!! LIAR!!!!!!!! LIAR!!!!!!! LIAR!!!!!!!!

Remember when O'Donnell screamed this and had a meltdown on TV???

10 posted on 04/08/2011 3:25:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Scanian

Typical MSNBC...fire him once he starts getting better ratings. LOL, no wonder they suck so bad...TV should be reserved for the partisan windbags who no one wants to listen to, apparently.


11 posted on 04/08/2011 3:26:35 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Ann Archy

Apparently I’m about the only one here on FR who never saw it but it sounds just like O’D who, like O’Reilly, thinks that studying at Hahvid gives him some special insight and authority.


12 posted on 04/08/2011 3:28:43 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Larry O'Donnell - isn't he one who went off the deep end in front of a camera and then disappeared for a while and now has a show on MSNBC? Hopefully he is under a trained professional’s care in case he slips into that dark place again. And even more hopefully, he lives in a place where it would be difficult for him to gain access to a weapon that could cause harm to innocent people.
13 posted on 04/08/2011 3:33:23 AM PDT by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: ez

I’m surprised ComCast is putting up with MSNBC’s childishness.

I’ve heard the network is somewhat profitable so maybe that’s why. But does ComCast want to be thought of as GE Jr.?


14 posted on 04/08/2011 3:34:29 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Lawrence O’Donnell makes Gary Busey look sane.


15 posted on 04/08/2011 3:42:54 AM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Scanian
Apparently I’m about the only one here on FR who never saw it but it sounds just like O’D who, like O’Reilly, thinks that studying at Hahvid gives him some special insight and authority.

There does appear to be a preponderance of evidence that Ivy League grads are destroying US. Kind of like college educations did to old Europe of the previous century.

16 posted on 04/08/2011 3:57:37 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Scanian
This was the way to pump up those numbers and his paycheck from NBC

How idiotic. Trump doesn't need NBC's paychecks. It is an ego boost for him at most, and more likely his way of keeping himself in the public eye should he wish to seek elected office.

17 posted on 04/08/2011 4:01:38 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Just mythoughts

Don’t you know it!

AJ of the SEC

Lol!


18 posted on 04/08/2011 4:09:28 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Maybe Trump pulled together an interesting and entertaining cast???


19 posted on 04/08/2011 4:52:39 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: South40
Speaking of Busey, give a listen to this recent interview.
20 posted on 04/08/2011 4:55:36 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Scanian

He is Jealous, Maybe wishes he had thought of it himself before his show went bust.


21 posted on 04/08/2011 5:04:27 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

He does act like a jealous bass turd, doesn’t he?

Of course, class envy and resentment is exactly what motivates most lefties. That’s why they want to go after “Wall Street fat cats”-—they wish they could be fat cats themselves.

But deep down inside they have to really, truly know that they just can’t cut the mustard.

Duh...LOSING!


22 posted on 04/08/2011 5:10:06 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Larry " I am too white looking" O'Donnell loses MSNBC money knows NBC was going to fire someone whpose profits subsized him.

Just as aI thought the Donald is getting traction.

23 posted on 04/08/2011 5:18:28 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Bullish

Another Communist in Rats clothing.


24 posted on 04/08/2011 5:38:51 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: Scanian
Lawrence O’Donell insists parent company NBC consider firing Donald Trump

Or what, exactly? Larry's going to pour gasoline on himself and light a match?

Ok, Larry. NBC has considered it. And then laughed. Happy now?

25 posted on 04/08/2011 6:00:13 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: Scanian

If I watched NBC, I would send them a letter and tell them to fire this Larry person.


26 posted on 04/08/2011 6:09:07 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Scanian
" Documenters, provers, constitutionalists. We are many things.

But we are not Birfers.

Let’s leave that at DU where it came from and still belongs, IMHO.

Trump has said as much.


Continental Constitutionalists


27 posted on 04/09/2011 2:08:27 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Scanian

General Donald Trump: CIC of the Continental Constitutionalists.


28 posted on 04/09/2011 2:28:21 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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