Making Assumptions

The candidate casino. $100 in chips today. How’d you bet? $35 Warren. $15 Biden. $10 Harris. $5 Booker. $5 Buttigieg. $5 Woo-Woo Williamson. $25 Somebody Who Can Win.

Scaramouche has had a come-to-Jeezus epiphany about our Petulant Adolescent President. Why? He’s looking to make a buck by convincing Nikki Haley or Mark Sanford to make a primary run at Trump.

FedEx Cup. That end of season golf thing. After an even more convoluted fan-phobic structure this year. Who will win? Who cares?

Mary’s teleportation to Heaven from Earth. No surprise there. She was still a virgin when she gave birth.

Side Trek Sass

Still Like Mike. For Prez.

The Family on Netflix. Chilling documentary. Church & State.

Succession returns to HBO. Best series on that TV thing.

The Rahm & Chris Show. Emanuel & Christie should do a cable news politics gig of their own. They are funny, savvy and cheeky together.

Bry v. Bro. PGA champion Brooks Koepka has been outspoken about golf’s pace-of-play. While enduring the annoyingly slow Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks complained. Words exchanged. Money’s on Bro. My new hero.

Slow golf quiz for duffers from Williston, Vermont is EXCELLENT.

Ogilvy’s Head of Global Partnerships is Linked In.

Journalism’s Last Gurgle

Debates start this week. A new story for the media to cover. Or is it? Will they focus on the future of the Democrats. Who has the best ideas. Who has charisma. Or. Will it just be another chance to trash Trump.

The best commentary I’ve read on Journalism’s demise is by Gary Abernathy in the Washington Post –

“…I wanted Trump to break Washington… but as a longtime (Ohio) newspaper editor, I didn’t want him to break journalism… while the former has proved stubbornly resilient, the latter has crumbled like old newsprint…

… this new style of journalism … reporters injecting themselves into their stories rather than quoting other sources… gives the widespread perception that the media is out to get the president…

new rules of reporting … militarize fabled pens far beyond allegorical swords… returning to the glory days of unbiased, dispassionate reporting depends on a recognition that the old rules still work best…  journalism is gasping for air…”

Oprah v. Trump

Yes. She is the only person who would be a shoe-in for President in 2020. Beats Trump in a heartbeat. People would trample each other like a sale at Filene’s Basement to get to the voting booth. Always said so. Now on last night’s Real Time even Bill Maher agrees.

Oprah Winfrey in a landslide. No contest.

Woman. Check.
Black. Check.
Center moderate. Check.
Capitalist. Check.
Celebrity. Check.
Pragmatist. Check.
Successful business leader. Check.
Popular with the working class. Check.
Great speaker. Check.

Any questions?

 

Mis-Guiding Again

Here they go again. Media pushing polls extolling the wide lead held by Biden. It’s another Hillary-effect in the making. Pump up the weak front-runner so that unenthusiastic voters will just stay home. Again. If Biden does get the nomination. Can the pundits resist these false predictions? Obviously not. History repeats.

Meanwhile. Real people. Waiting for over 40 hours to get into the Trump rally in Orlando. Danger. Danger. Chuck Todd. Jeff Zucker.

Pebbles in Time

U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. As it was in 1982. Tom Watson. This year. Who? Rosie had a great start. More off-course drama. Tiger’s ex having another cub. Jordan dressed down his caddie on national tv. Koepka whines about not being in promos on Fox. We’ll see.

It’s the middle of June and ice hockey is mercifully done. As is the NBA. In more ways than one.

Congrats to Ogilvy New York. Global Instagram branding. On to Cannes.

Un Rapt

Jerry Nadler needs a new cast. John Dean? How lame. Nobody who cares was even born during Watergate. Next up. Monica Lewinsky.

Joe v. Donnie in Iowa. Let’s see what happens. Crowd size matters.

Wouldn’t pay a dime for KD. Don’t do it Knicks. Barkley is right, he’d never make it in NYC anyway. He didn’t even stay to watch his team play. But. Hey. Game 6. Go Raptors!

Holiday Inn ad was gorgeous! Well done, mAdBen.