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Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:53 PM

Was anyone on DU a regular watcher of "The Apprentice?"

My SEARING hatred of Trump goes waaaay back. I could not understand what audience was watching that awful show. He was a bloviating asshole back then. So pompous. What a poseur! I couldn't stand that show then because of HIM, long before he started to run for president. Even when I was a teenager and watched that ridiculous "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" in the 80s I knew he was a prick who was trying too hard to prove he was better than everyone else. Credit my parents for raising a kid who could spot BS a mile away.

Please tell me there are others out there who turned the channel whenever he came on television (p.s. I still do!).

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Reply Was anyone on DU a regular watcher of "The Apprentice?" (Original post)
NCDem47 Jun 2018 OP
Kingofalldems Jun 2018 #1
grantcart Jun 2018 #31
underthematrix Jun 2018 #2
BannonsLiver Jun 2018 #3
thegoose Jun 2018 #4
fleur-de-lisa Jun 2018 #5
MANative Jun 2018 #6
smirkymonkey Jun 2018 #34
targetpractice Jun 2018 #7
targetpractice Jun 2018 #13
HopeAgain Jun 2018 #8
dhol82 Jun 2018 #9
Sailor65x1 Jun 2018 #10
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2018 #11
Anon-C Jun 2018 #12
True Dough Jun 2018 #29
iscooterliberally Jun 2018 #14
RKP5637 Jun 2018 #15
onecent Jun 2018 #16
moondust Jun 2018 #17
LeftInTX Jun 2018 #18
karynnj Jun 2018 #19
bettyellen Jun 2018 #25
NY_20th Jun 2018 #20
Demovictory9 Jun 2018 #21
Awsi Dooger Jun 2018 #22
TexasProgresive Jun 2018 #23
CatMor Jun 2018 #24
mythology Jun 2018 #26
Cattledog Jun 2018 #27
Botany Jun 2018 #28
True Dough Jun 2018 #30
northoftheborder Jun 2018 #32
SeattleVet Jun 2018 #33
VOX Jun 2018 #35

Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:54 PM

1. Saw 2 minutes of it and took note he hired his worthless kids.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:51 PM

31. +1

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:54 PM

2. I've never seen it but I tend to hate reality shows and

avoid them unless they're on OWN.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:55 PM

3. I watched in the early years

But really to mock more than anything. Then when Trump started his anti Obama nuttery i quit watching immediately.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:56 PM

4. Hell no

I hated the sight of that ugly bastard from the first and certainly never wanted to hear him. Now we're surrounded by Bloatus, Orwell-style, 24/7.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:57 PM

5. I don't like reality shows (nothing real about them) anyway

but I certainly wouldn't have watched the orange sack of shit.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:57 PM

6. Nope - As a NYer, I've despised him for decades. I'd even change the channel...

when an ad for the show came on.

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Response to MANative (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 05:26 PM

34. Same here.

Most NYers were on to his shit a long time before he even thought about running for president.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 03:59 PM

7. I watched early on...

It was over-produced and it was pretty clear that Trump was told where to show up, stand, and what to say. I never felt like he contributed anything to it or made any actual decisions.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:04 PM

13. I'd really like to hear the scoop from Carolyn Kepcher...

She was in The Apprentice's early on, but quit... She was Donald's muscle... She was replaced by Don Jr. and Ivanka.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tapes-no-tapes-apprentice-alums-936981

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:01 PM

8. It would have never occurred to me to watch

I have never been that bored.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:01 PM

9. Never watched, never wanted to watch

As a New Yorker I loathed the man and did not think he was worth my time.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:02 PM

10. Not regular, but I did watch some

 

Only when Tracs Adkins was on it.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:03 PM

11. Trump skeeved me out going back to when I was a teenager in the 90s.

My grandparents would subscribe to the National Enquirer and when we visited them and just to kill time, we would read them. Trump was always in them, and yet the stories were almost always positive.

And it was quite clear how Trump was essentially pimping out the pre-teen Ivanka to the National Enquirer as a sex symbol and even back then it rubbed me the wrong way.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:03 PM

12. Won't view anything Mark Burnett has ever produced ever again...

...unless the final Survivor involves his spending weeks in a chain-linked enclosure.

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:46 PM

29. My wife and I gave up on Survivor a long time ago

But it's astounding how many seasons there have been and Jeff Probst is still doing his thing after all these years.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:06 PM

14. Trump has never appealed to me at all.

I long for the days when he was easy enough to avoid by simply not watching The Apprentice. The commercials for the show were bad enough for me to not waste any time on his show. Once he started campaigning and told us all who he really is I thought he had no chance. But then all these Trump signs starting popping up everywhere. I read that less than 27% of all eligible voters actually voted for Trump. If that's true then I have hope that if we can GOTV we can get rid of him in 2020.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:08 PM

15. I always thought of it as a shit hatred show. Never watched the asshole. n/t

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:09 PM

16. I NEVER watched it EVEN ONCE.

Couldn't stand him back then NOR now.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:12 PM

17. I blame NBC

for having the poor judgement to set this phony loser up as some kind of God-like autocrat who belongs in a judgement seat deciding "winners" and "losers." And keeping him on the air for 14 seasons!

Never had the slightest interest in watching it.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:13 PM

18. The closest thing I've seen was a Verizon commercial

Donald was yelling at some cell phone company that they were fired.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:15 PM

19. Never watched it. I have hated reality tv for decades, having a strong preference for writers,

actors etc.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:41 PM

25. It's mindblowing to me that the writers strike in 98 or 99 led to all of this crap TV. Such cheap

 

skates, they really shit their own bed with those shows.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:15 PM

20. I've been disgusted by Trump for over

 

40 years.

So, no.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:16 PM

21. i watched. Before the Obama "not born in America" thing. I liked reality shows, he wasn't on

screen all the time. Comments about the show would mock his "lifestyle". One ep he proudly showed off his
gold condo with the gold toilets. Most comments were negative...who would want to live like that?

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:16 PM

22. I watched for one month in 2006

The premise was interesting but I despised Trump.

However, my aunt was always a huge fan of that show and mentioned it all the time. She was a Democrat who twice voted for Obama. Once Trump entered the race she switched to Republican and now is totally mesmerized by him.

I don't think we should underestimate the significance of that program to his election in 2016 and also in maintaining his base.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:30 PM

23. No, I thought tRump was a fraud when I 1st became conscious of him way back.

Then there is this- I think "reality" shows are a travesty. They came of age during a writers' strike. Well I like to know what scabs write the scripts for this poor excuse for entertainment. They are so obviously false. Just my not so humble opinion.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:30 PM

24. I never watched....

I thought he was a smarmy weasel from when he first came on the scene. Could never understand why anyone would be interested in anything about him. Always seemed like a stupid two bit thug. Ugly inside and outside.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:41 PM

26. No, but I have never really watched reality tv shows

 

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:42 PM

27. Never watched any reality TV

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:45 PM

28. No it was all fake

He wasn't the head of some big company, he wasn't really hiring or
firing anybody, and if something didn't turn out right I am sure they
just reshot the scene.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:48 PM

30. I'll admit to getting sucked into this 'mind candy'

for a few years but it got too repetitive to enjoy for long. Similar drama among the contestants and the "challenges" were very much alike from one season to the next.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 04:52 PM

32. Never watched - hate most "reality shows".

They are all so fake it's sickening.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 05:09 PM

33. I've had a strong dislike for the Orange Asshole for years.

I grew up just north of NYC, and went back in 1984 after I got out of the Air Force. Hated the man and everything he stood for then, and my opinion has not changed any for the better over the years. Everyone knew he was a fraud and blowhard, but his destruction of the Art Deco friezes on the Bonwit Teller building so he didn't have to delay demolition by a couple of weeks when he built his ostentatious Tower to conspicuous consumption and outlandish opulence made pretty much every New Yorker really develop a deep and abiding hatred of the bloviating jerk.

Never had any desire whatsoever to watch anything he appeared on, and have never watched a single show that he was on. I *might* make an exception to this long-standing rule and watch his impeachment hearings, though.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2018, 06:29 PM

35. Any/all so-called "reality shows" are stupefyingly inane. From the tub-thumping music cues...

to the artificial crises, they are video sausage, cranked out on the cheap and without any concern for quality content. They are an utter waste of time, and if you have any brain cells left after ingesting this poison, you'll find yourself in a mild depression over the fact that millions of Americans maintain a steady diet of this video sewage.

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