Wednesday, January 10, 2007

how you gotta hand it to trump

i always listen to jim rome's radio show while on my morning runs through the presidio. today, he was going off on a rant about the whole rosie o'donnell/donald trump feud. i've managed to distance myself from the whole thing, but he brought up a good point that made me actually think about it for a second.

he said that when rosie insults donald, it comes across as fake. and that's a method of her having ther on-camera persona seem nice when it's widely known that she really isn't so nice offstage. it seems scripted because it probably is. and that's everything about her is scripted.

the donald, however, is right as ease when he's insulting rosie. it's as if he's reading the ingredients off a menu. it's rat-a-tat-tat, one after the other, cold-mannered and without any sort of voice inflections. his method is very matter-of-fact and, to be honest, after listening him rank on her on "conan", i gotta say it's really effective, even if he's wrong. for example, when he calls her fat and ugly, which are opinions (i know, but i'm just making a point), he makes it sound like it's scientific fact. or like a tomato on a BLT. it just is. his method of insulting is very systematic and lethal.

it's a mismatch, really.

i can't wait to see where this leads.

but wherever it goes, methinks it'll probably be fat and ugly.

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