Saturday, October 8, 2016

The biggest con?

Mark Burnett is a smart business man.

He is best know for the TV reality shows, Survivor and The Apprentice (which coincidentally stared Donald Trump.)

So, has he just pulled off the biggest stunt of his career?

Has the past 17 months been nothing short of a scam, a con, a farce?

Let's face it...take the number one reality show producer, mix in one aging and fading rich guy who's faux famous for being faux famous.

Stir in a disaffected society, add social media and a fractured political system and you'd have the biggest, most popular and most watched reality show EVER!

I started to suspect back in June that something odd was up when Mother Jones ran a piece 
that questioned whether or not Mark Burnett was somehow involved in helping the Trump campaign.

Now with the latest series of disastrous press including reports of Cuban dealings, ties to Russia, the whole Alicia Machado incident and his inappropriate behavior on the set of The Apprentice and now this latest tape , Republicans are again calling for Trump to step down.

They are bailing faster than rats on a sinking ship.

So was this the plan all along?

Was it Burnett that released the tape?

Donald Trump said very early on, that he didn't want to BE president, he just wanted to win.
So, maybe we've all just been played.
Maybe we've all just been unwitting participants in the biggest reality show ever created?

I guess we'll just have to wait until the season finally to find out.

Talk about a cliff hanger!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Noodle and crew


  1. Hari OM
    First let me apologize for being AWOL for a week - Blogger ate my links list and I couldn't find you - yikes, I love my doses of noodles!!!

    Second, I find myself switching off or walking away whenever the Trump-et is blowing on the telly. Don't want to waste my precious listening time! But I do like to read your points of view... Bet you all will be glad when the next few weeks are out of the way. Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. A season finale would be good but I hope nobody gets their renewal for another season!

  3. I have sometimes suspected that Trump was in the campaign for Presidency just for the fame. That he never wanted to actually BE President. That it was all a publicity advancement game. That he would make sure he never got the actual job.

    Because, if you think about it, the last thing someone like Trump would want is the real job. It's demanding, you have to live in a rather cruddy house (from his point of view), he has no freedom, he is question every day, he has to get along with polititians he has little control over, that would thwart him constantly, the press would be digging into his past and would question him constantly.

    I mean it is ENTIRELY out of his comfort zone..

    I suspect he is planning to leave at the last moment. Seriously, can you imagine Donald Trump sticking to an actual job? Ever?

  4. I have to agree with Brian...MOL :D Pawkisses for a Peaceful Sunday :) <3

  5. Politics and conspiracy theories... all we know is that if Trump was voted in it would be the end of the wurld as we know it! EEEEEK!!!

  6. Wow...Noodle...our mom is shaking her head in amazement. Now with everyone calling for him to step down and Pence to be the presidential candidate, Burnett and Trump and the Republican Party may have just pulled off the biggest switcheroo in history. It is mind boggling, but oh so possible. That's even scarier than what has already been happening with regard to these campaigns. An entire country duped! As much as she doesn't want to, Mom will be watching the debate tonight just to see what additional poop the Trumpeter can step into. Thanks for hopping with us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  7. There are many that think this is just one big reality TV show. Which is too bad...because there's too much at stake in this country to make a joke out of it.

  8. Oh Noodle, you are just gawjus. Hope you have a pawsumly blest day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  9. There's seemingly almost constant coverage of your election campaign in Canada, which I avoid at all costs. It's felt like reality TV to me and I don't even know who Mark Burnett is (never watched any reality tv show, ever). I have to say, though, that The Island Cats make a very good point -- there IS far too much at stake. The US impacts a lot of countries around the world, ours included, and who leads it, and how, definitely is not a joke. :-/

  10. We stream CBC in an attempt to escape, but Kea's right. Any mention of it on that or on US stations gets turned off. And a string of swears from Mom. (Thankfully the windows are not usually open any more.) We are simply stunned at what's happening, stunned. We are hoping for the old Bobby-in-the-shower ending, actually.

  11. What! You mean this is supposed to be for real? There was me thinking the peep with the funny hair was a comedian! Maybe the ending will all come down to a murder in the library with a candlestick and Colonel Mustard, or was it Miss Scarlet? purrs ERin

  12. We are alarmed that someone who thinks so little of the women of the USA gets to try and lead an entire nation. I mean really? I thought England was stupid to vote in the Conversative Party a second time but it's money talking by those who have, against the poverty and need of those who have not.

  13. Is everyone in our great country soundly asleep? Or simply used to bragging, inarticulate, muddle-headed people like Trump who have not an ethical bone in their bodies? Bored with it all.