it’s all in the editing

I suspect it was done to keep the egotistical Mr. Trump in his place, but I found it interesting today that producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) and the folks from NBC, when announcing their plans to develop a reality television show around Martha Stewart, upon her release from prison, didn’t quiet rumors that she might be taking Trump’s spot in the fake prime-time boardroom of The Apprentice. Not only didn’t they quiet the rumor, but, if I had to bet, I’d say they started it (probably to keep Donald from asking for more money going into the third season). Here’s a quote from the story:

Last May, when Burnett met with Stewart, they also discussed developing a prime-time series, according to trade paper accounts at that time. But yesterday Burnett and Zucker dodged questions as to whether they are discussing a prime-time role on NBC for Stewart, including the possibility that she would replace Donald Trump on NBC’s Thursday tent-pole, “The Apprentice,” the Associated Press reported.

As for the prospect of watching the “real” Martha in action, I only have one thing to say… I just hope that prison didn’t turn her into a cold, unfeeling bitch. That would be just horrible.

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4 Comments

  1. Tony Buttons
    Posted December 10, 2004 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    They should shit-can the narcissistic, lying sack-of-shit, live, on the air. The wall behind Trump (in the boardroom) should just fall away unexpectedly, revealing Mark Burnett, sitting behind an even larger table. Burnett could then list Trump’s multiple business failures, and then, with a flick of his wrist, say

  2. Posted December 10, 2004 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    I think they should tie in with Disney and make ‘The Magician’s Apprentice.’

  3. mark
    Posted December 11, 2004 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Trump’s made a career of inflating his accomplishments and somehow America keeps buying into it. I find it ironic that while his casino empire is going down the tubes, he’s out peddling books on how to be successful in business. Not only that, but he’s selling a new “fragerence.” American’s will apparently buy anything. The only value he has is in the Trump brand, which he’s still able to license to real estate investors. People see the name, think high-class, and slap down their money… As for the show, Burnett’s the star. It’s all in casting and editing… I think Tony’s right, Burnett should shit-can his ass on live TV.

  4. Posted December 14, 2004 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    I liked your statement “I just hope that prison didn

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