Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In Which The Donald Sends Roger Ailes a Sicilian Message

Khartoum. Khartoum.  

Remember the scene? Not the horse's head, but the one before that. The one where studio mogul Jack Woltz reveals his weakness by taking Tom Hagen down to his stables and showing him what he values most:
Hey, come on over here with me; I wanna show you something really beautiful. You do appreciate beauty, don't you? There you are, $600,000 on four hooves. I bet a Russian Czar never paid that kind of dough for a single horse. Khartoum. Khartoum.
Trump is a monster who thrives on conflict, disorientation and always pressing, pressing, pressing his advantage. Where there is no turmoil, he will manufacture some, and how better to do that than to publicly remind Ailes that Trump can fuck up the most valuable piece of horseflesh Ailes' owns, any time he feels like it.

After forcing Roger Ailes to sign a truce less than three weeks ago, it now appears that Donald has spent that time re-arming with the intent of forcing Ailes to renegotiate the terms of their non-aggression pact.


It's Munich all over again!


bowtiejack said...

It's Munich all over again!


Kathleen O'Neill said...

My father told me how, when the Nazi Blitz of England dominated the news during his boyhood in Casper, Wyoming, his Irish neighbors would chortle with glee when they picked up their newspapers from their steps and read the headlines before muttering something to the effect that they hoped the SOB's were blown to smithereens. For some reason, when it comes to Trump and his evisceration of Fox and the Rethuglican crime syndicate, I feel a kinship with my dad's Irish neighbors in Casper, Wyoming, except unlike them I know it ultimately will not end well.

DeistPaladin said...

It's like when devils fight with demons.

(geek points if you caught that reference)

Potomacker said...

So this means that Trump is no longer into hot blondes?

Paul Wartenberg said...

There's that old saying: "A deal with a devil is no deal at all."

Problem here: both deal-makers are devils. Both Ailes and Trump are con artists: Ailes trying to shill for the Far Right factions of the nation, Trump trying to buy up those factions to satisfy his Id.

The losers of this deal are still the rest of us. Because we're drowning in their growing ocean of deception and rage.

Chan Kobun said...

Lawful vs. Chaotic, but still insensate Evil.

Median N. Mean said...

So I can recognize the Beatles and Spanky from the Little Rascals, but not Megyn Kelly.

I guess I should be grateful she didn't have Brooks head.

WV 1st District DNC Delegate said...

Maddow called it Godrilla v. Mothra, but I like Godrilla more than eith Trump or FOX

MedicineMan55 said...

DeistPaladin: Trump vs Ailes is another front in the eternal Blood War? How apropos.

Driftglass: Trump's bullying of Ailes reminds me of that one scene in Robot Chicken where Vader keeps renegotiating his deal with Lando.