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Trump stalls TV contract while mulling campaign
The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2011 | Matt Sedensky

Posted on 04/17/2011 3:28:50 AM PDT by Scanian

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Donald Trump says he has put off agreeing to an extension of his “Celebrity Apprentice” reality show while he weighs a presidential bid.

The real estate mogul and potential Republican contender says he told NBC on Friday he could not commit to a three-year contract extension for the series until he decides whether he’s running.

Trump spoke at an event at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach. He offered familiar messages questioning President Barack Obama’s birthplace.

He also said the U.S. should be entitled to Iraqi oil and praised the ultraconservative tea party.

Trump says he’s encouraged by polls showing him with a strong following and says he’ll make an announcement on his campaign plans before June.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: celebrityapprentice; extension; oil; presidentialbid

1 posted on 04/17/2011 3:28:54 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Why is the Washington Times referring to the Tea Party as “ultraconservative?”


2 posted on 04/17/2011 3:31:02 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

Because they think it sounds good and may attract more readers?


3 posted on 04/17/2011 3:35:00 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: stuartcr
Because they think it sounds good and may attract more readers?

They don't think it will offend their target audience? The term "ultraconservative" generally implies a negative. I thought the Washington Times was a more conservative newspaper than the Post, or do I have them reversed???

4 posted on 04/17/2011 3:39:47 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

I really think they want readers and revenue.


5 posted on 04/17/2011 3:41:21 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: stuartcr
I really think they want readers and revenue.

So they trash the Tea Party? Is that a good business model?

6 posted on 04/17/2011 3:43:20 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

Did you not get the memo?

Conservatives are supposed to bash our own. Then apologize for being conservative.

Not that it has ever won an election. Quite the contrary.

But that’s what happens. Conservatives bash our own, then apologize.

Thus: The Tea Party! :)


7 posted on 04/17/2011 3:44:53 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Game On" - Sarah Palin 4/16/11 Madison WI)
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To: paulycy

I don’t know. Are they getting increased readership because of it?


8 posted on 04/17/2011 3:45:32 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: paulycy; All

The Washington Times is Moonie-owned. Its like the Weekly Standard....not really conservative


9 posted on 04/17/2011 3:47:53 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Now, I can't tell the difference between Karl Rove and Karl Marx)
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To: stuartcr
I don’t know. Are they getting increased readership because of it?

Well, I don't have the numbers for them specifically but newspapers are dying in general, liberal publications are dying more quickly than conservative publications, so logic would tell us that in this one little sentence they are heading in the wrong direction. It doesn't matter much more than that but the word caught my eye and I wondered about it.

10 posted on 04/17/2011 3:48:42 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Scanian
Gosh, I guess all of last week's breathless promotional “flashes” and Internet “headlines” about an imminent Presidential campaign decision .... was it to be Friday or Saturday? I can't remember and I didn't tune into Hannity to see ..... was all just more free publicity to jack up Donald Trump's ratings and revenues for his “reality” TV show and other commercial ventures.

This has been nothing but a long and tiresomely obvious striptease about Trump's vain promotion of his “brand”, which is to say, himself.

Yawn. Somehow I feel as though I've seen this movie before. Just another sequel to “Mr. Pompadour Fools the Bankers and Investors Again”. I think I'll pass.

11 posted on 04/17/2011 3:50:22 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
Its like the Weekly Standard....not really conservative

AHA! That's the answer. They are distinguishing between the RINO elites and the unwashed "ultraconservative" Tea Party types. That's the answer, I'll bet.

Thanks for the insight.

12 posted on 04/17/2011 3:50:22 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

“ultraconservative?”

I take it as a compliment.


13 posted on 04/17/2011 3:52:21 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: paulycy

And they get in a little sarcastic dig, “...he offered familiar messages...”


14 posted on 04/17/2011 3:53:06 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Scanian
I take it as a compliment.

Well, I do too on one level but I don't think that is what is meant in this editorial context. ;0)

15 posted on 04/17/2011 3:54:26 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: GnuHere
And they get in a little sarcastic dig, “...he offered familiar messages...”

This writer is definitely looking down his nose on this whole disgusting mess, isn't he?

16 posted on 04/17/2011 3:55:59 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

I still get the newspaper delivered, so I’m not a good source of info on this.


17 posted on 04/17/2011 4:03:13 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: stuartcr
I still get the newspaper delivered, so I’m not a good source of info on this.

It's all good. The stuff you said is all true. I was looking for the political angle.

18 posted on 04/17/2011 4:05:30 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

I guess the author would be the one that knows that, anything else is probably conjecture.


19 posted on 04/17/2011 4:16:18 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: stuartcr
I guess the author would be the one that knows that, anything else is probably conjecture.

Yeah, probably.

20 posted on 04/17/2011 4:17:36 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Scanian

The publicity whore is trying to get a few more million from NBC. Too bad many are falling for his shtick


21 posted on 04/17/2011 4:21:05 AM PDT by mewykwistmas ("The last time the French asked for 'more proof,' it came marching into Paris under a German flag.")
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To: paulycy

Who wrote this article? Hint: It wasn’t the Washington Times.


22 posted on 04/17/2011 4:25:23 AM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

In what way is the Weekly Standard not really conservative? I used to subscribe, then allowed it to lapse a few years back when they weirded-out on immigration reform, an error they have yet to repudiate. But other than that one policy error, I wouldn’t say they’re not conservative.
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Back to this thread: Trump is a showman, looking for publicity. He loves the limelight and this is one way to get it. He’s an egomaniac, a narcissist, like a Charlie Sheen. He’s greedy for attention, and I refuse to give him any, and, for that matter, I’m not supporting anyone for President who does TV shows - no Trump, no Palin, no Huck, etc etc

Trump comes across as a Democrat plant, a clown trying to convert the GOP nomination process into a circus.


23 posted on 04/17/2011 4:25:37 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: mewykwistmas

“publicity whore” - bingo.


24 posted on 04/17/2011 4:26:37 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: mewykwistmas

When people are desperate they buy snake oil and give their savings to rainmakers.


25 posted on 04/17/2011 4:26:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: A. Morgan
Who wrote this article? Hint: It wasn’t the Washington Times.

Excellent catch and dopey me. I should have looked for that. Thank you very much.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (oops.)

26 posted on 04/17/2011 4:34:51 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

I caught that as well.But, if you look a little closer you see its really AP/Obama who wrote the story.


27 posted on 04/17/2011 4:49:07 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911
AP/Obama who wrote the story.

AP? 0bama? Is there a difference? ;0)

28 posted on 04/17/2011 4:52:34 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
If I am not mistaken, the Wash Times is still owned by Sun Myung Moon or his allies. Who knows what his politics are?

But if perhaps said political sympathies are with the inside the beltway crowd, the Tea Party and Trump would be taboo.

29 posted on 04/17/2011 4:53:28 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
the Tea Party and Trump would be taboo.

Well, since it turns out that the story comes from the AP, the condescending and insulting tone towards the Tea Party and the Donald is understandable.

It is propaganda, not reporting.

30 posted on 04/17/2011 4:56:08 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

LOL!!! Uhhhh.... not that I can tell!!


31 posted on 04/17/2011 4:57:46 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Scanian

I heard Trump at his rally say that Obama had Terrible Grades in College so How did he get a Scholarship to Harvard. Does anyone Know How Trump Knows what everyone else does not,Obamas Grades in College


32 posted on 04/17/2011 5:03:12 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: paulycy

Good point, thx.


33 posted on 04/17/2011 5:05:27 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: ballplayer; All

I heard Trump at his rally say that Obama had Terrible Grades in College so How did he get a Scholarship to Harvard. Does anyone Know How Trump Knows what everyone else does not,Obamas Grades in College


Obama did not need good grades...he was half-black. Racial Preference

Ivy League schools are “elite”....that does not mean they are “good”

Minorities get accepted into schools with less academic merit than whites....this is fact. There are also many programs that the Feds provide money for that are specific for minorities (Achieving the Dream, for Hispanic students, is one example) to help them “succeed”....or actually keep the college from embarassing themselves for bringing in such weak students


34 posted on 04/17/2011 5:09:13 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Now, I can't tell the difference between Karl Rove and Karl Marx)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I know all that,but he made the Statement specifically about his Grades,No One has ever said that he got Lousy grades,obviously he is an affirmative action Case,but all the Same if Trump Knows what his grades were I would Like to see what they were and What courses he took


35 posted on 04/17/2011 5:28:34 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

People from Occidental who remember Zer0 have stated that he was a mediocre student.

As for Columbia, I have not heard of a single legitimate former student who remembers seeing 0 there.


36 posted on 04/17/2011 5:48:40 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

If Trumps plan is to announce his intentions at the Apprentice finale, then he is sure to get a tremendous ratings boost. What better way to renegotiate a contract, with numbers like that?


37 posted on 04/17/2011 5:59:24 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: ballplayer

Would love to see O’s grades.....but they are covered up like that LF BC

I don’t think Trump has O’s grades....but it is no secret that Ivy League schools let in minorities without the academic credentials that would be expected of white students


38 posted on 04/17/2011 6:00:47 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Now, I can't tell the difference between Karl Rove and Karl Marx)
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To: paulycy

Have you ‘met’ Mike Cohen ?


39 posted on 04/17/2011 6:17:59 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: aumrl
Have you ‘met’ Mike Cohen ?

No.

40 posted on 04/17/2011 6:22:17 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: aumrl
Have you ‘met’ Mike Cohen ?

I just now caught that thread you referenced. Yep. I think the Donald is a RINO with a temporary conservative crust.


41 posted on 04/17/2011 6:43:58 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Scanian

Trump makes a mockery of the Tea Party.


42 posted on 04/17/2011 6:54:15 AM PDT by Huck (“We must have universal healthcare,” Donald Trump.)
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To: Scanian

Trump spoke at an event at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach.
He sure knows where to get out and see the voters,guess the folks in small town USA didn’t get to hear him.


43 posted on 04/17/2011 10:06:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: paulycy

lol - love the art work


44 posted on 04/17/2011 11:17:06 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Vaduz

I’m surprised many people in that area would even be interested.

What did it do in ‘08? 65% Democrat?


45 posted on 04/17/2011 2:33:12 PM PDT by Scanian
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