Va­ri­ety names Don­ald Trump the worst TV show of 2016

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Ken Shep­herd

The edi­tors of Va­ri­ety magazine are no fans of Don­ald Trump, which was made abun­dantly clear last month with their Nov. 1 en­dorse­ment of Hil­lary Clin­ton for pres­i­dent: The first pres­i­den­tial en­dorse­ment in the en­ter­tain­ment trade magazine’s 111-year his­tory.

But on Wed­nes­day, the pub­li­ca­tion once again turned its fire on the pres­i­dent-elect, award­ing him top place­ment on its “Worst TV of 2016” list, edg­ing out AMC’s “The Walk­ing Dead.”

“It is not just that he is bad TV; it’s also that what is best about tele­vi­sion com­pletely es­capes him,” the Va­ri­ety staff com­plained. “A man who bandies about with stereo­types and vic­tim­iza­tion on a ca­sual Twit­ter spree can­not re­ally feel em­pa­thetic cathar­sis for flawed, suf­fer­ing, hu­man char­ac­ters.”

In short, Va­ri­ety con­cluded, “it just re­mains to be seen if he is — al­ready — the worst TV of 2017, too.”

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