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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:50 PM

 

We Should Boycott Companies Advertising "The New Celebrity Apprentice".

It airs on Jan 2nd.

My position is that NBC refused to release damaging footage of Trump because of their financial stake in him and is show.

NOW? Trump is going to be POTUS and he's still an executive producer. Even if he did it for free, he should in no way be connected to a commercial enterprise.

Trump's Continued Ties To 'Celebrity Apprentice' Raise More Conflict Questions
Even after he becomes president, Donald Trump will hold another title dear to his heart: executive producer.

The next head of the U.S. government is to retain a stake and a credit for the NBC reality series Celebrity Apprentice, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks tells NPR. The story was first reported in the Hollywood trade publication Variety.

"Mr. Trump has a big stake in the show and conceived of it with Mark Burnett," Hicks told NPR. The show, for which Trump served as host and an executive producer, is now majority owned by MGM Studios and airs on NBC, though it has not been broadcast since early 2015.

Records filed with federal ethics officers show Trump's holdings are elaborately structured in a way that intentionally or not greatly obscures clarity on just how much he makes from the show or owns of it. He could receive a significant cut of its profits from MGM. Trump clearly cares about the show: He has publicly criticized the Emmy Awards for failing to bestow recognition for his work on the program.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/09/504981459/trumps-continued-ties-to-celebrity-apprentice-raise-more-conflict-questions


I saw a tv advertisement for the upcoming show and they have a snippet of Trump's voice mixed in (quickly, towards end).

People should be making a stink about this. If his name is in any way tied to this show, it's a conflict of interest. He needs to pick a job.

Would it be possible to boycott any company/product advertising the show?

This shouldn't be allowed to happen.

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Reply We Should Boycott Companies Advertising "The New Celebrity Apprentice". (Original post)
KittyWampus Dec 2016 OP
HAB911 Dec 2016 #1
Generic Other Dec 2016 #2
KittyWampus Dec 2016 #3
yeoman6987 Dec 2016 #4
Johnathan146 Dec 2016 #12
randr Dec 2016 #5
Loge23 Dec 2016 #6
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kacekwl Dec 2016 #10
Thekaspervote Dec 2016 #11
mwooldri Dec 2016 #13
Scurrilous Dec 2016 #14

Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:54 PM

1. Got to hit NBC generally too

but there will be DUers that think that is wrong. They cried about my email to Jeff Bozos for selling Trump clothes, so brace yourself

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028390529

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:01 PM

2. Why should it be any skin off their nose

How you spend your money? DUers would have been defending the British in Boston by arguing against boycotting tea. As for tossing it in the harbor? Watch your back for Closet Tories!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:01 PM

3. Thanks. IMO, this goes to a direct conflict of interest. Trump can't be POTUS & Executive Producer

 

at the same time.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:09 PM

4. The show is not live

 

He did the taping probably a year ago.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:34 PM

12. Amazon sells everything

 

It wouldnt suprise me if they sell trumps clothes.

Ivanka trump probably makes then more profit than you, so I doubt they really care about your boycott.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:10 PM

5. There is an App for that

keepamericagreat.us

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:13 PM

6. Agree - it makes difference

These companies are so dependent on numbers that any decent-sized blip will cause a stir.
It's just one way - and a relatively easy one at that - that we can make our presence known.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:47 PM

7. Just don't watch the show

It's a pathetic program and a waste of time

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:49 PM

8. I've never watched the show so have no idea who to boycott.

Why would anyone waste an hour of their time on a bunch of D-list celebrities making asses of themselves?

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:07 PM

9. We should boycott every "effing" thing

The media is just as much to blame for this shit sandwich.

All the alphabet channels are funded by the same fucktwits that fund Faux and hate radio.

I don't give a flying fuck if a radio station broadcasts nothing but fucking cooking shows for 23 hour, 59 minutes and 59 seconds of the day. If they broadcast one fucking second of limpballs or his cookie-cutter hate spewers...they are validating the hatred

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:18 PM

10. DON'T WATCH , simple.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:19 PM

11. Don't watch.. boycott advertisers

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:38 PM

13. Don't watch. n/t

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:36 PM

14. K & R

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