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Morton Downey Jr

The Reason Why Trump Gets Away with Saying Anything He Wants

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The answer is simple: because no one, not even his most loyal "supporters," take him or his candidacy seriously. He's simply entertainment. A show. A modern day Morton Downey Jr., whose pugnacious, hockey-fight persona appeals to the lowest common denominator.

Trump: Just Another Old Yeller?

Bernie Shine | Posted 11.25.2016 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

It seems that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is always yelling about something or someone, getting into silly spats, asserting fuzzy facts, throwing temper tantrums, and evicting dissenters from his audience. It's all a re-run -- seen that, heard that.

From Howard Stern to Donald Trump as Democracy Amuses Itself to Death

Will Bunch | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

The joke is long past over. With autumn closing in, it's getting harder to see how the short-fingered vulgarian of the American business world doesn't take his presidential odyssey at least to the gates of the GOP convention in Cleveland, if not beyond.

Morton Downey Jr.'s American Tragedy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In his time, the late '80s, Morton Downey, Jr. was the hottest voice on television, loud and abrasive. For nearly two years, he brow beat and brawled ...

25 Years Later, Morton Downey Jr.'s Voice is Louder Than Ever

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

Morton Downey succeeded where earlier talkers like Wally George and Bob Grant failed. He turned conservatism into both a rock concert and professional wrestling theater. Out of this innovative mash-up came the slick, in-your-face production values and jingoism of Fox News Channel.

Richard Bey: I Worked With Sean Hannity, He Knows Nothing!

Posted 06.06.2013 | Media

Sirius Left host Richard Bey appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday with Jeremy Newburger, the director of "Evocateur: The Life Of Morton Downey Jr.," to...