Thursday, April 19, 2007

Irrationally fearing the wolf of averageness lurking outside his gilded apartment door due to a lack of mindless media attention, Trump drags the old feud out of the closet again (what’s he flogging? A book? Oh, that’s right, his ratings are chronically low…) and sends Barbara Walters the actual underwear Rosie O’Donnell wore in her 1994 cinematic triumph with Strictly Ballroom star, Paul Mercurio, Exit to Eden. Incidentally, so critically acclaimed was it that Mercurio hasn’t REALLY been seen again and Rosie had to just consciously go for shock value rather than just hint at it to stay culturally relevant by getting her own show and now the View. Barbara Walters, in a moment of triumph in terms of being able to milk the underpants delivery story for publicity and yet, still seem completely above all the “caged rat scratching” technique employed by Rosie O’Donnell to prove she’s worth her own show, said: (from the NY Post) "But this is for me to say. This was sent for me, it was not sent to you." O'Donnell: "Go ahead, you say it." Walters: "No, I don't want to." O'Donnell: "You don't want to?" Walters ended the conversation, "I really do not want to stir up the whole Donald Trump thing again".

See how she gets to have the cake and eat it too? In taking ownership of the Donald Trump issue forcibly from Rosie, Walters gets to start her climb back up to the controller’s seat of the show – which she sort of desperately needs to do. When Bill Maher was on Wednesday morning, Walters didn’t even ask questions.

Power struggles aside, what a genius idea of Trump’s to do that. So totally insulting and undermining and humiliating. But also, hilarious. He’s such a bottom feeder. [source]

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