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Here's a take on the Mike Richards Follies by conservative commentator Matt Walsh. He will demonstrate his tenuous grasp of the importance of credibility, fair play, and integrity in the game show industry.
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Oh good, fresh off his "kids wearing masks is cruelty" takes we get his Jeopardy takes.
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According to this, Ken is in front.

https://popculture.com/tv-shows/news/je ... s-ousting/
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billiej wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:33 pm According to this, Ken is in front.

https://popculture.com/tv-shows/news/je ... s-ousting/
I think that would be the right move, though there's always the risk of a Bro-gate 2.0. Do we know substantially everything about Ken's past boneheaded tone deaf comments? Have we really agreed to put them in the past or would appointing Ken as host cause the unhappiness about those comments to resurface and boil over? I still cringe when I think about the hot chick in a wheelchair comment. I hate that he said that and I hate that he never fully seemed to get what a crass douche-y comment it was. But I'm willing to leave that in the past because I think Ken can be a mensch going forward. The political comments I couldn't care less about AS LONG AS KEN UNDERSTANDS THAT THE AMBASSADOR FOR THE JEOPARDY! BRAND DOES NOT MAKE SUCH COMMENTS. I think he does.

So I'm in favor of taking this risk because I think the positives are so positive. When Ken hosted for 6 weeks at the beginning of this year, it felt comfortable and right. It felt like the show was going on. Not a new show. Not even a reboot of the old show. The show. The one we love. The one Alex did. There's no point in having another round of guest hosts and having everyone get excited and riled up about all the possibilities. Tell Ken he can start tomorrow and we'll have our show back. He's not the host we deserve but he's the just deserts who can host. Or something. I never quite got the hang of that comment.
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billiej wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:33 pm According to this, Ken is in front.

https://popculture.com/tv-shows/news/je ... s-ousting/
This and multiple other stories saying the same thing all have the same source: the former Hollywood Reporter editor. So I would treat it with caution at this point.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:59 pm Have we really agreed to put them in the past or would appointing Ken as host cause the unhappiness about those comments to resurface and boil over? I still cringe when I think about the hot chick in a wheelchair comment. I hate that he said that and I hate that he never fully seemed to get what a crass douche-y comment it was. But I'm willing to leave that in the past because I think Ken can be a mensch going forward. The political comments I couldn't care less about AS LONG AS KEN UNDERSTANDS THAT THE AMBASSADOR FOR THE JEOPARDY! BRAND DOES NOT MAKE SUCH COMMENTS. I think he does.
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However, KJ owned his past mistakes, and his odd logic about leaving the Tweets out there to be "dunked on" seems well-meaning. If only as a precious symbol of continuity, he is invaluable to the J! brand, and I hope Sony understands that. He comported himself well over the last week, declaring himself "a Company Man," and, in time, KJ the consulting producer could gain enough familiarity with the logistics and infrastructure of the show one day to step into the EP role.
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squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:55 pm Here's a take on the Mike Richards Follies by conservative commentator Matt Walsh. He will demonstrate his tenuous grasp of the importance of credibility, fair play, and integrity in the game show industry.
I'm a little right of center and Walsh is just an embarrassment. I see he's moved on from ranting about whether real adults can eat ketchup.
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Ironhorse wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:06 am
squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:55 pm Here's a take on the Mike Richards Follies by conservative commentator Matt Walsh. He will demonstrate his tenuous grasp of the importance of credibility, fair play, and integrity in the game show industry.
I'm a little right of center and Walsh is just an embarrassment. I see he's moved on from ranting about whether real adults can eat ketchup.
I’m probably close to where you are. Idiots like this on the far right have pushed me closer to the middle the last four years. And I know there are yahoos on the far left, I just encounter them a lot less often.

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For anyone looking to cleanse their palate from Mr. Walsh, here is Kareem Adbul Jabbar.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ Matters
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Colbert talking about "chaos surrounding a recent regime change" from Aug 20.
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A Variety article locates the Mike Richards Fiasco in a panoply of TV flameouts

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/mike-r ... 235048409/
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Still wondering why Richards hasn't been ousted as EP. Andy Saunders quoted again:
https://www.newsweek.com/calls-grow-mik ... er-1621991
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That Walsh guy gets even worse.

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    alietr wrote: Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:00 am That Walsh guy gets even worse.

    I hear Sony's in talks with him.
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    Not really.
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    Thankfully I've never heard of this guy before, and I hope I'll stop hearing of him soon. To me, Matt Walsh is one of the founders (with Amy Poehler) of the Upright Citizens Brigade theater, and he was Julia Louis-Dreyfus' press secretary on Veep. Of the 2, he's the only Matt Walsh who could possibly show up on J!...
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