The Verisimilitude Of Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin is living (and profiting) from the character of Sarah Palin that has been created for her by the various puppet masters in her life even though, deep down, the actual Sarah Palin could give a shit what the character Sarah Palin actually says.

The real Sarah Palin just wants to look good and have nice stuff.

And there is nothing wrong with that – unless, of course, because you are faking this hate-filled persona to get nice stuff you actually hurt real people.

Everyone knows Sarah Palin isn’t bright enough to be a force on the Right.

As much as I dislike the Tea Party and hard core Conservatives, they are not stupid people.

Sarah Palin is a stupid person. Full stop.

And I don’t say that to be mean. No female, outside of models and actresses, has done so much with so little brains as Sarah Palin.

She is living the American Dream for those with low IQs.

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The idiots at CPAC even gave her a standing ovation for her inane 3rd grade quality rewrite of “Green Eggs And Ham” slamming the Affordable Care Act.

If only that were the real Sarah Palin.

Deep down, I believe the real Sarah Palin doesn’t care much about anything.

I don’t believe she gives a rat’s ass about gay marriage. She would never admit it because that would destroy the fake Sarah Palin, but I can tell she doesn’t care if a man marries a man or a woman marries a woman.

She doesn’t live in a world where she has to give it much thought.

The same goes for immigration reform, Obamacare – she just doesn’t care about these things because she doesn’t have deep thoughts.

She wants to be famous. That’s it. And it has been working for over 10 years.

People love Sarah Palin and people hate Sarah Palin – but no one hates Sarah Palin as much as the real Sarah Palin – because she is living a lie.

Or maybe she’s not even smart enough to know that.

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Only Tech Reporters Care About CES

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It’s all the same – year after year.

Reporters write up an elaborate post about “What to expect from CES this year!” -

- then they go to Vegas

- they do a decent write up of Day 1

- then they party hard the first night because they have been so focused on the build up of CES that they just want to unwind

- and then they write a lackluster Day 2 report (because they are hungover)

- party some more

- and then sort of disappear until it’s time to drag themselves home.

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Because it’s not about “new technology” (the gadgets are really just variations on themes from the past 10 years), it’s about “Vegas” and being able to get drunk on the company dime.

The same goes for the legions of companies that attempt to break new products and show off their brilliant innovations.

It’s a snow job – everyone is reprinting the same press release and then heading to dinners and cocktail parties to talk about the press release.

99.99% of the world’s population really don’t care to read about a $150,000 4K television, or a self-driving car or wearable tech – they might buy it once it hits the market if the products are good – but to read about it from hundreds of tech reporters and bloggers? Not so much.

But 99.99% do care about Vegas. So just write about your debauchery (like this CEO from last year – CES After Dark) and forget the gadgets.

No one cares.

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People Enjoy Watching… Everything Online

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Turns out – people like to watch pretty much everything…

Comedy: 58%

How-To: 56%

Educational: 50%

Music: 50%

News: 45%

This is a silly survey because it says 28% like to watch Animation; 27% Political; and 27% Sports.

People just like to watch what is interesting. To stick it in genres is pointless.

Does that mean now more people will try to create comedy? Or educational videos?

No, there will still be just as much crap and just as much good stuff on the internet.

Silly survey.

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Marissa Mayer Needs To Get Her Voice Back

The title is not some abstract reference for reconnecting with a global vision…

She LITERALLY needs to get her voice back.

I’m not sure I can listen to another interview with that raspy, unhealthy voice.

And here’s one of the more recent interviews…

Seriously, Marissa, the company (and your baby) will be just fine if you just don’t talk for a few weeks.

You must rest your voice or you will be talking like Harvey Fierstein before too long.

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I’m Back

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It was an excellent summer with lots of quiet and lots of work.

Other than the entire media spectrum going to Hell in a handbasket, there really is nothing much going on.

Movie studios are imploding and on their current tract will produce fewer and fewer quality films while continuing to bore audiences around the world with sequel after sequel after sequel. Don’t the studio bosses know that the Tentpole Is Dead?!

My parent company, Manka Bros., is apparently abandoning original films altogether.

That’s one sure-fire way to kill your business (with all due respect).

Broadcast networks continue on their painfully slow journey to complete irrelevance. (Thank God for football, huh?)

I declared them dead a couple of years ago but they are still on life support – though brain dead.

Oh, yeah, and we’re about to go to war. The world is, frankly, in chaos. My colleague Lester Aldrich wrote a thoughtful piece on the prospect of going to war from his own perspective as an 88-year-old man who has been through two wars.

But I digress… happy to be back. Have a great weekend.

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The Emmys Are A Joke

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I’m not talking about the nominations – for the most part, it’s the same actors year after year after year. TV comedy is in big trouble. The only broadcast shows nominated are getting really old. New comedy doesn’t exist on broadcast.

But that’s not at all the point I want to make it.

This is my point:  “HOUSE OF CARDS” IS NOT A TELEVISION SHOW!

It is a series of webisodes.

High-quality webisodes.

It was not produced for television…

It did not air on a television network…

It is not a television show.

“House of Cards” is an internet series produced for online and mobile delivery. The last time I checked, TV shows are produced and distributed for satellite, cable and over-the-air broadcast networks.

The TV Academy can’t just cherry pick internet webisodes that it likes and call them TV shows.

And the TV Academy shouldn’t be claiming the Internet as their own – even though on their website they say: “The Television Academy, the only major organization devoted to the television and broadband screen entertainment industry…”

In reality, they have as much claim over the Internet as I do.

And it would be impossible for the guys in the TV Academy to watch all of the content produced for the Internet (so, to make it easy on themselves, they just give the nominations to Internet content that features big stars - Kevin Spacey, Jason Bateman, Zach Galifinakis, etc.).

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Jill Kennedy, OnMedea, The Emmys Are A Joke, House of Cards, Kevin Spacey, Ted Sarandos, Robin Wright, Ruth Adelman, Stephen A Jones, Matthew Olsen, Stuart Bass, Ellen Kahn, Brian O'Rourke, Bob Bergen, Lynda Kahn, Russ Patrick, Allison Binder, Steven Kent, Lowell Peterson, Daniel Birman, Mark Kirkland, Kevin Pike, Beth Bohn, David Kleeman, Betsey Potter, Scott Boyd, Michael Levine, Mary Rose, Tony Carey, Sharon Lieblein, Lori Schwartz, Barbara Cassel, Sharon LIggins, Seth Shapiro, Shari Cookson, Gail Mancuso, Chuck Sheetz, Judy Crown, Sheila Manning, Michael Sluchan, Kirk Ellis, David McKillop, Mark Scott Spatny, Daniel Evans, Howard Meltzer, Robert Swartz, Edward Fassl, Patricia Messina Greg Taylor, John Fisher, Lee Miller, Sabrina Fair Thomas, Ian Fraser, Anthony Molinari, Lily Tomlin, Lucia Gervino, Dorenda Moore, Screech Washington, Ed Greene, Frank Morrone, James Yarnell, Peter Hammond, Jonathan Murray, Kenneth Zunder, Kieran Healy, Bruce Rosenblum, Kevin Hamburger, Frank Scherma, Marcelino Ford, Susan Nessanbaum, Joetta Di Bella, Jerry Petry, Kevin Beggs, Nancy Josephson, John Landgraf, Mark Pedowitz, Brian Robbins, Bob Bergen, Lucia Gervino, Sharon Lieblein, Robert Swartz, Leo Chaloukian, Thomas SarnoffCan you imagine these TV Academy members sitting with their iPads watching every series produced by comedy improv troupes around the freakin’ world? “Hey, did you guys see this one from some guys in Des Moines that make fun of working in an office? It’s hysterical! It should nominated for an Emmy!”

On top of that, the TV Academy refuses (because of arrogance) to even acknowledge The CW as a legitimate producer of programming (how “The Gilmore Girls” on old The WB never got a nomination is still one of the great injustices in entertainment history – and that’s no platitude) and yet they’ll throw a few nominations to Netflix to prove some kind of point. To show that the TV Academy is aware of the future and is very much on the cutting edge of content production.

But they’re not. When you think of the TV Academy – you still think it’s just a room of old white guys longing for the days of Norman Lear and the three powerful networks that everyone watched. Remember when the cable industry had to form their own pathetic award show (the Cable ACE Awards) because the TV Academy didn’t allow cable shows to be nominated?

Now, anyone can be nominated for an Emmy. Maybe I’ll produce a series of webisodes about my dog and submit it for consideration. It won’t even be looked at because my dog doesn’t look like Kevin Spacey.

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Jill Kennedy, OnMedea, The Emmys Are A Joke, House of Cards, Kevin Spacey, Ted Sarandos, Robin Wright, Ruth Adelman, Stephen A Jones, Matthew Olsen, Stuart Bass, Ellen Kahn, Brian O'Rourke, Bob Bergen, Lynda Kahn, Russ Patrick, Allison Binder, Steven Kent, Lowell Peterson, Daniel Birman, Mark Kirkland, Kevin Pike, Beth Bohn, David Kleeman, Betsey Potter, Scott Boyd, Michael Levine, Mary Rose, Tony Carey, Sharon Lieblein, Lori Schwartz, Barbara Cassel, Sharon LIggins, Seth Shapiro, Shari Cookson, Gail Mancuso, Chuck Sheetz, Judy Crown, Sheila Manning, Michael Sluchan, Kirk Ellis, David McKillop, Mark Scott Spatny, Daniel Evans, Howard Meltzer, Robert Swartz, Edward Fassl, Patricia Messina Greg Taylor, John Fisher, Lee Miller, Sabrina Fair Thomas, Ian Fraser, Anthony Molinari, Lily Tomlin, Lucia Gervino, Dorenda Moore, Screech Washington, Ed Greene, Frank Morrone, James Yarnell, Peter Hammond, Jonathan Murray, Kenneth Zunder, Kieran Healy, Bruce Rosenblum, Kevin Hamburger, Frank Scherma, Marcelino Ford, Susan Nessanbaum, Joetta Di Bella, Jerry Petry, Kevin Beggs, Nancy Josephson, John Landgraf, Mark Pedowitz, Brian Robbins, Bob Bergen, Lucia Gervino, Sharon Lieblein, Robert Swartz, Leo Chaloukian, Thomas SarnoffYou never know, maybe the TV Academy is changing with the times – and if they are – maybe they should change their name.

“The Transmedia Academy Of Arts & Sciences!”

Now THAT has a ring to it.

A couple of years ago, I wrote “Broadcast Networks: On Death And Dying” to illustrate that Broadcast Networks are in complete denial that one day they will just be another button on the grid – the master grid that gives equal weight to every type of format imaginable on our connected TVs (broadcast, cable, YouTube, Netflix, games, family videos… everything equal).

Ted Sarandos of Netflix is absolutely correct when he says: “Television is what’s on the screen – not how it gets there.”

But that doesn’t mean “House of Cards” should get an Emmy nomination.

It’s not a TV show!

jill_kennedy_50Jill Kennedy – OnMedea

 

 

 

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