It's not about slow-moving show business -- it's about the actual footwear.
A quickly produced MSNBC cable network promo yielded this: "What will Bush's legacy be in Iraq? Has the other
Is this making light of that very serious war on the other side of the world -- or just an honest TV marketing attempt to bring in viewers? The answer has yet to be
determined. David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel hadn't chimed in by press time. Bush was at a press conference in Iraq
the Iraqi president when a peeved Iraqi journalist
threw not one but two shoes at Bush,
who ducked twice, and remained unhurt. How could you not watch? How
can you not make your own jokes?
For a few years now, consumers have had to remove their shoes when boarding planes, and now honest working reporters will probably have to do the same under
the Obama Administration. Just kidding -- I think.
Cold winter TV months are still to come. The election has come and gone. Networks are out of the sweep period and out of original
TV marketing? Now more than ever there is a lot to do -- especially when many traditional TV platforms are in big transitions. Wasn't it just a couple of months
ago that ABC's marketing department was directing us to stay home, save money on high-priced gas, and watch TV?
Some new attempts will fail; some will succeed. Some will make us
smile. Even President Bush added -- somewhat involuntarily -- to the TV marketing spin: "I can tell you for a fact it was a size 10 shoe that he threw," he said. Well, he had a close enough look. But
did he get brushed by the tassels