Monday, February 20, 2006

"I wish she would be able to take responsibility for her failure."

That's Donald Trump referring to Martha Stewart's version of "The Apprentice." The Donald believes Stewart's version "didn't have the right tone or the right demeanor." He's right, of course - it seemed that Martha was trying to be nice and not too hard on the contestants that she 'fired,' whereas Trump had no qualms telling people how poorly they performed. However, has Donald admitted publicly that his recent casino fiascos were failures? I don't remember that videotape.

I was an avid watcher of the first season, the one with Bill Rancic as the winner and Omarosa as the ultimate reality TV villainess. I watched a few episodes of the second season, and none of the third or fourth. And now I see ads for a fifth? Come on, Donald - time to take a break. Go spend time with that new wife - she's about to have your baby, isn't she?

Renovating Martha - from Newsweek

The Donald writes a classy letter to Martha:
Trump's response: "It's about time you started taking responsibility for your failed version of "The Apprentice"," he wrote in a Feb. 21 missive to Stewart that he shared with NEWSWEEK. "Your performance was terrible in that the show lacked mood, temperament and just about everything else a show needs for success. I knew it would fail as soon as I first saw it—and your low ratings bore me out."

Trump went on to attack Stewart's sidekick on the show, her daughter Alexis, as well as Stewart's practice of writing thank-you notes to contestants she'd just fired. "Between your daughter, with her-one word statements, your letter writing and, most importantly, your totally unconvincing demeanor, it never had a chance—much as your daytime show is not exactly setting records."

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