And the Winner Is . . .
“Who would have thought that this circus would come to town?’ Les Moonves told investors today at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS. The money is rolling in.” . . .
Most of the ads so far are not about issues, he adds. “They’re like the debates: ‘He did this or did that.’. . . It’s a terrible thing to say, but bring it on, Donald.” Moonves says he’s not taking sides, but “for us, Donald’s place in this election is a good thing.”
—Les Moonves, president & CEO of CBS, in David Lieberman, “Les Moonves: Donald Trump And Election Attacks Good For CBS, But Not America,” Deadline.com, March 2, 2016
• Editorial Comment: Not for us, Les.
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