Mark Cuban: Billionaire, HD enthusiast, 3rd wheel in Trump-O’Donnell dogfight

tjndc5-5c4pn6bn7fmenjupk5d_layout.jpgWhy anyone would want to prolong the Rosie vs. Donald feud another week is beyond me. Oh, wait, that’s what I’m doing right now? Pfoey.

At least I’ve got good company in the form of Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban. The billionaire joined the fray just before Christmas, with a scathing “Trump the Chump” post to his blog. In case the title doesn’t give it away, Cuban has seized this moment for a little end-of-year Trump enema — he bashes “The Apprentice,” Trump University, Trump Magazine, Trump the Board Game, and Trump Water.

I can’t really fault Cuban, who was mocked repeatedly for the ill-fated “Benefactor” TV series, for holding a reality-TV grudge. But his assessment of the current Trump feud is a stretch to say the least:

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This is about the role of blogs in all of this and how it really shows who understands new media vs old media.

Rosie gets it. Rosie has a blog, and she is using it in her battle with T the C. Its actually pretty good.</div></blockquote>

Saying that Rosie’s stream-of-consciousness r blog trumps the opinions of the Trump Blog (i.e. the Trump U faculty) — I’ll give you that. But hailing Rosie’s Alexa traffic numbers as evidence of her superiority in the information era? That’s just about the saddest argument I’ve ever heard.

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.