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Obama, Pelosi: Anything to Win

March 19, 2009

Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are all about changing America: and not necessarily the old fashioned way with public debate, wise congressional deliberation, laws and courts.

This is now about anything to win.

President Obama’s “outrage” at AIG paying bonuses is theater of the absurd.  He could care less about $165 million.  He sits atop a several trillion dollar empire in real trouble.  What he wants is to demonize Wall Street, “Big Business” and the leadership of the “old” capitalisim, just as he demonized “big oil.”

By rushing his economic stimulus through congress, and in the confusion making sure bonus money for corporations like AIG was protected, the White House, Treasury and perhaps even the Fed engineered the AIG outrage  in order to overhaul regulations governing American business.

You’ll never convince me otherwise and you’ll never convince me that Chris Dodd or Tim Geithner has the brains or the stones to do this on their own.  Obama and Rahm Emanuel certainly might….

Now the president will go on Jay Leno: the first sitting president to appear on the “Tonight Show” — more blatant blurring of news and entertainment and from whom?  Barack Obama and the National Barack Channel (NBC).

More do anything to win.  We expect him to host SNL soon — to diffuse their comedic cynicism.

And then we have Nancy Pelosi, the third in line to the presidency, virtually telling illegal immigrants to violate the law: that the law is “Un-American.”

Well, here’s more “anything to win” — changing law by illegal acts and shenanigans.

If Nancy wants to make good law; she is in the catbird seat to do so.  The Speaker of the House knows how to make good law and how to defeat those that stand in her way too….

Pelosi made the stimulus bill and Obama has already offered her the health care revolution.  But she’s not satisfied yet: now she’ll rewrite immigration law by not picking up a pen: she’ll use the microphone.

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This man wanted to run the census and now will supervize the writing of a measure to federalize schools. Incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gestures prior to the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, in Washington, January 20, 2009.(Jim Young – UNITED STATES/Reuters)

Sorry, Conan, Jay Leno Stays at Troubled NBC in Prime Time

December 9, 2008

The Peacock has laid an egg or hatched some creative magic.  Depending upon your point of view…. is staying at NBC, and he’s moving to prime time. The network announced Tuesday that Leno will host a show five nights a week at 10 p.m. Eastern, after he leaves the “Tonight” show next year. The network had announced nearly five years ago that Conan O’Brien would move to “Tonight” and succeed Leno.

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Jay Leno

The deal not only prevents Leno from moving to another network and competing with O’Brien, it also has the potential to be a big cost savings for NBC. A talk show is considerably cheaper to produce than the dramas that usually air at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Jay Leno in 2005
Above: Jay Leno

Leno could now deliver his nightly monologue and sketches to more viewers. Generally about 50 percent more people are watching TV at 10 p.m. than at 11:30 p.m.

Dramas used to be a mainstay of network schedules, and NBC’s own history at the time slot includes “ER,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Law & Order” and “L.A. Law.”

Yet dramas have been fading in recent years. One reason is digital video recorders; more people are watching shows they taped earlier than the live 10 p.m. shows.

Ten years ago, “ER” was the top-rated show in television, with an average of 25.4 million viewers. This season, its last, “ER” is averaging 9.9 million viewers and is ranked No. 33 in prime time.

Besides “ER,” NBC this season airs “Law & Order” and its “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” spinoff in the 10 p.m. time slot — both shows that could easily move to an earlier hour. “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Lipstick Jungle,” shows in the 10 p.m. hour on Monday and Friday, have already been canceled.

NBC had said last summer that Leno’s last “Tonight” show would be on Friday, May 29, and that O’Brien would take over the following Monday, June 1.

Jimmy Fallon is taking over the 12:30 a.m. time slot that O’Brien is vacating.

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NBC is owned by General Electric Co.

–Associated Press

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