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  • Is Trump's Press Secretary A Joke? Late-Night TV Thinks So
    If there are worse p.r. reps out there right now than Sean Spicer, I'd like to hear about them. The publicist for the president and his administration is a tough job, but so is any position at the top of the communications department at a large organization -- from the White House to corporate America.
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    "Detroiters" could have been a great comedy series about the unsung local advertising business, but instead it veers inexplicably into improvised speeches and conversations about penises.
  • On Morning After, Some Super Bowl Commercials Aren't So Memorable
    By the time 2017 is over, Super Bowl 51 could emerge as the year's most exhausting TV show (pending the outcome of the Oscars February 26).
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    America's Twitterer In Chief took time from his busy schedule alienating close neighbors and stalwart allies to ask the nation to join him in a prayer for higher ratings.
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    Only 12 days into his presidency, Donald Trump has made TV unbearable. And on Tuesday night, he means to make it even worse by elbowing his way into prime time to announce his pick for Supreme Court justice.
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