Blue on blue: Lawrence O’Donnell unloads on NBC for “creating a monster” in Trump

posted at 9:33 pm on April 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

As characteristically hyperbolic as this is, give O’D some credit for having the courage of his convictions. Not only is he taking aim squarely at a sister company, he spends fully 15 minutes — more than a third of the programming time in an hour-long show — firing at them. His complaint is that NBC execs who oversee “The Apprentice” must know by now whether Trump’s re-upped for a new season; all they have to do to expose his “campaign” as a fraud is reveal that he’s agreed to come back next year and it’ll take the wind out of his political sails. Problem is, I’m not sure that’s true: There was a 14-month gap between the premieres of seasons seven and eight and a six-month gap between seasons nine and ten, so there might already be something in the contract about filming only when it’s convenient for Trump. No need to overthink it, though. This is a happy Birther-day present from Olby’s replacement to NBC management, so enjoy it on its own terms.

Speaking of which, at one point O’Donnell describes Trump as “the most deranged egomaniac in the history of the NBC entertainment division.” I wonder who the most deranged egomaniac in the history of the NBC news division would be. Any theories? Click the image to watch.

Update: Oh, also, he had Birther queen Orly Taitz on the show tonight. And then kicked her off.

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Any theories?

ValderKeef.

John the Libertarian on April 27, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Cannot. Make. Self. Watch.

cynccook on April 27, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Oh. I know this answer Allah :)

Olby……

(do I win a set of steak knives)
:)

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Cannot. Make. Self. Watch.

cynccook on April 27, 2011 at 9:36 PM

For the first time ever, I am looking forward to this… click.

petunia on April 27, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Update: Oh, also, he had Birther queen Orly Taitz on the show tonight. And then kicked her off.

Hard to get upset about that. I’d do the same.

MadisonConservative on April 27, 2011 at 9:38 PM

It just upsets the MSNBC crew that others don’t hump Obama’s leg like they do!

It’s so bad, it’s actually starting to be a bit funny!

BruthaMan on April 27, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Gee, if today’s developments were such a big “win” for Barry, how come Larry’s so angry?

Rational Thought on April 27, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Munch… Munch… Munch…

(grabs another handful of popcorn cooked in coconut oil smothered in real salted butter)

Munch… Munch… Munch…

(saves classic screen shot for later use)

Munch… Munch… Munch…

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I wonder who the most deranged egomaniac in the history of the NBC news division would be. Any theories?

Put Larry and Ed Schultz in the ring and let them fight to the death for the title.

MadisonConservative on April 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

So he’s driving the media even more insane already.

SouthernGent on April 27, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Good lord, you just cant look at that man.

Jeddite on April 27, 2011 at 9:44 PM

:) 7%

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

So I’m wondering,at Liberal cocktail partys,
did Liberals,think,Donald mirrored their thinking,
looooooooooong before he dropped the Birther Nuke,
and so,they’re shell shocked,and are all now on the
Progressive bandwagon at denouncing him!!!

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 9:47 PM

“Involuntary Entanglement”
***************************

For some reason….I’m thinking of “Tingles”!

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Put Larry and Ed Schultz in the ring and let them fight to the death for the title.

MadisonConservative on April 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Nah — Olby retired the title and has it somewhere in the corner of his penthouse in his Donald Trump-owned apartment building, where he’s making all those YouTube videos before his Current TV show finally begins.

jon1979 on April 27, 2011 at 9:51 PM

He came close to an Olbermann hissy fit and he definitely nailed the overblown sense of self- importance. 8.5

Southernblogger on April 27, 2011 at 9:51 PM

The NBC execs don’t know squat. Is LOD seriously stupid enough to believe that Trump would have left them out there as a loose end to unravel whatever plans he has?

Only Trump knows what he’s going to do.

HondaV65 on April 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM

14:46 of pure popcornitty deliciousnessness…

I never thought I’d live to see the day…

…that one man, Lawrence O’Donnell, can give oral sex to another, Barack Obowma, over the air waves.

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM

So,Donald is a “Monster”,

well,he better have a d*mn birth certificate then!
(sarc).

Oh,and the place of origin,better be,”Monster Island”,
for you Godzilla fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Nah — Olby retired the title and has it somewhere in the corner of his penthouse in his Donald Trump-owned apartment building, where he’s making all those YouTube videos before his Current TV show finally begins.

jon1979 on April 27, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Meh…Olbermann’s an arrogant d**kwad, but O’Donnell and Schultz display far more derangement with the way they flip out.

MadisonConservative on April 27, 2011 at 9:53 PM

The only – and I mean ONLY – bad part of today’s BC Awesome-fest is the reappearance of Orly T. She’s a sad reminder of WND and their total crap high drama during the 2008 campaign. One BS cliffhanger after another…

joejm65 on April 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM

14:46 of pure popcornitty deliciousnessness…

I never thought I’d live to see the day…

…that one man, Lawrence O’Donnell, can give oral sex to another, Barack Obowma, over the air waves.

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Seven Percent Solution:AweSomeOrgasmicgoricaLicious!!haha:)

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Lol Canopfor @9:50

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM

I think we should get O’Donnell and Shemp Smith together.

They would make a perfect couple.

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Lol Canopfor @9:50

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM

cmsinaz:Tee-hee,with all this Birther fatigue,I feel
sympathy,er knocked up,er wait,thats lunacy speak,
never mind,hehe——————–:)

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Obama produced his papers to silence Trump because the Birther movement questions Obama’s citizenship but speaks in a deeper sense to his authenticity. The colloquial term is Obama is fronting.

Angry Dumbo on April 27, 2011 at 9:58 PM

9.2% 10.2% of MSNBC entire programming devoted to “birther” issues.

aquaviva on April 27, 2011 at 9:59 PM

:)
Need more tea Canopfor

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Oh my. That did not disappoint. I wanted to stop watching because he was so repetive… the way people are when they are so livid they are about to explode! But then I would have missed the racist angle.

And as far as that goes… if Trump is brave enough to do it, if he can face the racist charge. He should now demand that his honor demands that Obama release his transcripts and more importantly test scores… because test scores are color blind, professors aren’t, in order to prove that asking him to do so has no basis other than race.

Wow. I don’t think I have ever seen that kind of anger quite like that.

I almost fear for Donald.

This is a big deal to them. It’s sort of a joke to me… I guess I’m out of touch.

petunia on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I think we should get O’Donnell and Shemp Smith together.

They would make a perfect couple.

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Kini:Heres the result!:)
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An Ugly Baby
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http://hotair.com/archives/2006/04/25/an-ugly-baby/

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I think we should get O’Donnell and Shemp Smith together.

They would make a perfect couple.

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Two pundits and a cup.

the_nile on April 27, 2011 at 10:01 PM

:)
Need more tea Canopfor

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM

cmsinaz:Yup,and I’m eating left over Turkey spread from
Easter Monday————-:)

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

:) 7%

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Back at ‘ya…!

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Thanks a lot, Allahpundit. After channel surfing to avoid The Donald and The Royal Wedding, now you’re trying to get me to look at Lawrence O’Donnell while I’ve got Bobby Vinton on my inner jukebox. It’s a crap sandwich buffet.

Terrie on April 27, 2011 at 10:04 PM

AweSomeOrgasmicgoricaLicious!!haha:)

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM

:O)

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Yum : )
C. Enjoy

cmsinaz on April 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Oh my. That did not disappoint. I wanted to stop watching because he was so repetive… the way people are when they are so livid they are about to explode! But then I would have missed the racist angle.

And as far as that goes… if Trump is brave enough to do it, if he can face the racist charge. He should now demand that his honor demands that Obama release his transcripts and more importantly test scores… because test scores are color blind, professors aren’t, in order to prove that asking him to do so has no basis other than race.

Wow. I don’t think I have ever seen that kind of anger quite like that.

I almost fear for Donald.

This is a big deal to them. It’s sort of a joke to me… I guess I’m out of touch.

petunia on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I hope he plays with this big. He now has to defend his honor.

It will be a giant Ego-off.

the_nile on April 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM

No butterfly net seems strong enough to hold poor Larry.

viking01 on April 27, 2011 at 10:09 PM

.. saw some D strategist on CNN go after Trump/NBC in the same manner. O’D isn’t flaring any originality on this one.

yo on April 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Munch… Munch… Munch…

(grabs another handful of popcorn cooked in coconut oil smothered in real salted butter)

Munch… Munch… Munch…

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

mmmmmm butter….

kringeesmom on April 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM

An Ugly Baby

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Just as I pictured!

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Two pundits and a cup.

the_nile on April 27, 2011 at 10:01 PM

A cup, that would be a great supporter!

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 10:17 PM

I just listened to Whoopi…in the background.

The thing about the college stuff… it isn’t affirmative action, it’s that Valerie Jarrit and all the leftie pundants keep telling us how very smart Obama is and yet… there is no independent evidence from Obama’s record.

I don’t think he is very smart. I don’t even think he can put two words together without the teleprompter.

And they called Bush dumb all the time, yet Bush was very smart. Since when is calling the President dumb, racist? Especially if his actions are dumb?

petunia on April 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

MORE POPCORN!

GarandFan on April 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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Just as I pictured!

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Kini:Haha,the makings of a RINO,or,LINO(Lib in name only):)

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Seven Percent Solution on April 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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mmmmmm butter….

kringeesmom on April 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM

kringeesmom: *Drools*,hehe!:)

canopfor on April 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Uh oh, Larry! Looks like Barry’s good Chicago buddy, “Father” Pfleger, is going to get canned! Larry-O better start studying Rev. Jeremiah Wright performances if he wants to keep his job. Pfleger’s crazy screeds would really raise the Nut-O- Meter at MSNBC to new levels of total insanity. Poor Larry really tried but he’s not even close to Chi-Town standards.

MayorDaley on April 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM

And while we’re at it, someone kick John McLaughlin in the nuts for putting Crazy Larry on TV in the first place. Talk about creating a monster.

Jaibones on April 27, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Lawrence O’Donnell’s interview with prominent birther Orly Taitz goes exactly as you expect it would. O’Donnell demands Taitz apologize since President Obama revealed his birth certificate. Taitz wouldn’t, but instead kept talking about Obama’s selective service certificate. After that, it just goes downhill.

Key quote from O’Donnell: “Get her out of here. Get her off this show! Get her out! … Go home, you’re fired!.”

Heh, the deranged O’Donnell derides Trump and then uses his imprimatur.

Schadenfreude on April 27, 2011 at 11:33 PM

I think we should get O’Donnell and Shemp Smith together.

They would make a perfect couple.

Kini on April 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Great call, Kini. We could call their union the Santa Monica Whine Festival. B!tches…

Jaibones on April 27, 2011 at 11:33 PM

I can’t imagine anyone watching “creepy liar” for an hour, five days a week.

Cindy Munford on April 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM

I just listened to Whoopi…in the background.

The thing about the college stuff… it isn’t affirmative action, it’s that Valerie Jarrit and all the leftie pundants keep telling us how very smart Obama is and yet… there is no independent evidence from Obama’s record.

I don’t think he is very smart. I don’t even think he can put two words together without the teleprompter.

And they called Bush dumb all the time, yet Bush was very smart. Since when is calling the President dumb, racist? Especially if his actions are dumb?

petunia on April 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Because they have nothing else to say. They can`t defend his experience, his abilities, his fast thinking, his diplomacy, his hard work, etc. It`s just easy and lazy to shriek RAAAAAAACIST. And it`s worked so far in most cases.

Now we`ve seen a bigger media whore take him on. They can`t ignore Trump because TMZ, the gossip rags and the View will give him a platform, which is probably watched by more people than the actual news (as bad as that is).

He may very well be book smart. How many of us have met or know people who are book smart – can get A`s in something like physics, but can`t tie their shoes or cross the street without assistance. That`s all fine, but you don`t want someone that lacking to be running a country.

kim roy on April 28, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Wow, I just watched the ‘indignant’ O’Donnell, the hypocrite and Obama-asscrawler.

It’s been incredibly schadenfreudig. If this is what’s in front of us until 2012, it’s going to be a funny season.

Schadenfreude on April 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM

O’Donnell’s sermon on the addmittances to those Ivy Leagues is dolce.

Schadenfreude on April 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM

“Have you no shame NBC executives”?

I have not laughed this hard/much in a looooong time.

Thank you pupet O’Donnell. YOU, sir, will never be clean from Obama’s caca, never.

Schadenfreude on April 28, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Trump destroys Obama and the media, with a straight face, having lots of fun. The beauty is in the latter. It’s really brilliant and fun to watch.

Schadenfreude on April 28, 2011 at 1:06 AM

As much as wonks don’t want to recognize it, sadly, our nation has an obsession with pop culture candidates. Obama, the nation’s first Blue President, is a pop culture hero for the Blue (and Greens). They propelled him to victory in 2008, regardless of his executive inexeperience — his expertise is reading the teleprompter…

Enter Trump — a true executive who doesn’t need a teleprompter to think for him. He know more about creating jobs than the entire Obama cabinet and possibly Congress too. He’s also well versed on getting in and out of debt. Plus he’s one of the true king’s of pop culture… And a patriot to boot — few epitomize the American dream and spirit better. While he’s got all sorts of unnuanced political perspectives, many of his views resonate with lots of average bubbas — yes even tea party folks. And, best of all, Trump can be is own attack dog…

He’s Obama’s worse nightmare, because he’s getting enough air time early in this campaign to completely cripple Obama on virtually every thing Obama has done (or not done). Jobs, energy, wreckless spending, foreign confusion, Blue pandering, and more. Clearly, taking out Obama with head on directness isn’t something the rest of the GOP field is any good at. Also, Trump isn’t distracted by the other GOP candidates. He’s running against Obama from the get go…

Meanwhile, the ‘serious’ GOP candidates are organizing teams, preparing for months of GOP in-fighting to see who is left standing when it comes time to finally take on Obama… The way things are going, the serious folks are more likely to take themselves all out, leaving Trump the option to pick one of this beat up gang up for a VP…

It’s way too much like a reality show run amok to not have some creedence as a possible outcome. At least this doesn’t mean that the Tea Party and GOP have to give up on winning and turning around Congress, especially with Obama likely to suck up and spend all sorts of Obamacrat resources on bandaging up his image, leaving little for holding Congress… Assuming of course the GOP LOSERSHIP don’t do something stupid to turn the public against them…

It’s surely all worth a Costco run to pick up a couple cases of Popcorn… Gotta cut down on trips and buy in bulk the way gas prices are going…

drfredc on April 28, 2011 at 1:57 AM

That Lawrence O’Donnell – Orly video is HYSTERICAL! They could be discussing any issue in Russian or Hungarian or Chinese and you tell me – who is the raving lunatic here?

Marcus on April 28, 2011 at 5:00 AM

Tried to watch, couldn’t. Incredible! media complaining that the media is dragging around the media making the media cover a story that the media doesn’t want the media to do.

Seriously twisted..but i’ll wait for the poll

/sarc

winston on April 28, 2011 at 6:29 AM

Study O’Donnell’s face and voice. He’s one of those “Lizard People”. Wide set eyes, extra large forehead housing an alien brain, head too large for little wimpy body. If he was “born” around 1947, he’s a good candidate for being the offspring of the Roswell Crash….Larry’s proof positive that “they” are among us. Who knew aliens could be Commies?

adamsmith on April 28, 2011 at 7:39 AM

Speaking of which, at one point O’Donnell describes Trump as “the most deranged egomaniac in the history of the NBC entertainment division.”

Guess Loopy Larry hasconvienently forgotten about that “Countdown” show his own network used to broadcast, huh?

pilamaye on April 28, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Pass the pudding!!

Khun Joe on April 28, 2011 at 8:01 AM

“Have you no shame NBC executives”?

I have not laughed this hard/much in a looooong time.

Thank you pupet O’Donnell. YOU, sir, will never be clean from Obama’s caca, never.

Schadenfreude on April 28, 2011 at 1:02 AM

That should read, “have you no shame Comcast executives?”

slickwillie2001 on April 28, 2011 at 9:07 AM

Lawrence O’Donnell is an ugly person both inside and out.

katiejane on April 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Larry O should tithe 100% of his income to his church, the Federal Government.

Good Lt on April 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Man, Frasier’s brother sure has gone downhill.

DailyDanet on April 28, 2011 at 3:30 PM