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Wednesday, January 13
In the hopes that Conan O'Brien settles on a late night deal with another network, I will fully participate in the kind of online campaign that really stirs shit up. It'll be insanely massive, and you know you will, too, fully well join just to spite the peacock, amiright? Could you imagine the success O'Brien will have on another network if a small legion of 4Chan nerds happen to be Nielsen trackers? This makes the whole Jay vs. Dave early '90s conflict look like a mere bitchslap. It took this story for me to realize that, man, show business news really excites me.
I think the other factor so appealing in this story is the part about O'Brien having started his Tonight Show reign just days after I graduated college. In the past 7 months, a lot has changed for me in my personal and creative life -- but professionally I've been floating trying to figure this Los Angeles press game out. I can only equate O'Brien's pseudo-firing to a hypothetical situation of my living at home and my parents kicking me out because I ended up a "failure" after 7 incredibly long months that could've been occupied by outputting genius and sufficiently incremental audience growth every day.
And Jeff Zucker says:
ADAPT RIGHT NOW, MONKEY. ADAPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And then he wipes his ass and eats his excrements.
Seriously, this is some bad PR for their high brass. It makes you wonder if they're intentionally doing it.