NBC gives Donald Trump a raise for being racist

Donald Trump
What do you get when you run a fake presidential campaign that revolves around making the president show his papers? A pay raise from NBC, apparently.

Donald Trump and Mark Burnett will make an estimated $160 million over the next two years for “The Apprentice.” Trump will pocket about $65 million a year, making him the highest paid reality TV star. Probably because this rich asshole really needed the money, right?

I guess the stunt campaign paid off. I guess whipping up a media storm for no real reason paid off. I guess calling into question the president’s American-ness, insulting all people of color in this country in the process, paid off. I guess Trump is being rewarded for bringing his show more attention through his despicable actions. Yay big media capitalism.

Groupon pulled their advertising from “The Apprentice” because of Trump’s race-baiting campaign. But other companies, including Enterprise Rental Car, Allstate, Microsoft and Procter & Gamble continued to advertise on the show or the show’s website. When the new season starts, I certainly plan to jump on board any campaign calling for companies to pull their advertising. NBC should know we’re not a fan of Trump’s way of doing business.

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  1. Posted June 22, 2011 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Disgusting. But really, what do you expect from a capitalist system designed to pander to people’s most repulsive sensibilities?

  2. Posted June 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    It has always troubled me how dearly we pay for our entertainment. Is the daily stress of our lives so unbearable that we need to pay clowns like Trump to distract us from it?

  3. Posted June 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    The problem here isn’t capitalism, it’s people. People like Donald Trump. They fall for his antics, they talk about him, and they watch him, partly because he appeals to their racism. That means that the problem is that people are racist, not that this is capitalistic.

    If enough people register their displeasure with this it will end. It’s simply a cost/benefit decision, and it’s up to us, as society, to make the costs of Trump’s behavior greater than the benefits.

    If you don’t like how capitalism is providing for the wants of people, indicate different wants.

  4. Posted June 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know who to feel sorry for, NBC, or the people who listen to what Trump has to say.

  5. Posted June 23, 2011 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Karma Houdini Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why do douches like Trump get a raise when they don’t need it and nice girls/boys like me are waiting foor at least good luck or working for it?

    • Posted June 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

      Because economic circumstances aren’t impacted by notions like karma or need. Trump got a raise because he marketed himself well, as abhorrent as his actions may have been.

      • Posted June 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

        Exactly, it’s all supply and demand.

        I often feel we are attacking the supply when we should be attacking the demand. Hard to blame NBC or Trump for wanting to make a profit.

      • Posted June 25, 2011 at 2:55 am | Permalink

        Doo…doo…doop….doop…doop….money, money, money…MONEY!

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