Did CBS execs call Lara Logan a dumb shiksa before they sent her back to Egypt? Did they say this in front of gentile secretaries? Did they get into a panic?
When Charlie Sheen called Chaim (or Haim) Levine a maggot, did they jump on that to frighten the gentile secretaries? They wanted to make a huge example that every little person would hear about. Charlie Sheen made sense?
“Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two And A Half Men for the remainder of the season.”
This is widely interpreted as CBS choosing itself to call Sheen’s comments anti-Semitic.
CBS did not have to associate itself with smearing Sheen’s comments as anti-Semitic. It could distance itself from that if it wanted to.
Evidently, Sheen himself sees the anti-Semitic slur as not rational based on his prior interactions with Chuck Lorre and CBS.
There are images of them laughing together:
The Charlie Sheen program Two and a Half Men produces ad revenue around 150 million a year? I am going by memory and will try to verify these figures in time. Sheen costs 1.5 to 2 million an episode? So the annual profit is only about 50 to 60 million? Plus it helps their line up that evening. But in syndication they can make another 150 to 300 million or more? This is for each year’s episode.
CBS 2009 annual profits were about 250 million. In 2008 they lost about 12 billion. In the 4th quarter of 2010 they made about 250 million. So to cancel this show is stupid. Only Sumner Redstone could make that decision.
There has to be some bigger reason than Redstone got made at Sheen listening to the radio rant. All Sheen did was say Chaim Levine is a maggot. This is not anti-Semitic. So CBS needed to invent some anti-Semitic slur on the execs at CBS for some reason. The logical reason is those execs called Lara Logan a dumb shiksa before they sent her back to Egypt.
Lara Logan was detained by Egyptian police and basically told to leave the country and not come back. She left and went on Charlie Rose and said it would in effect be stupid to go back. She would only go back to interview Mubarak. But when she was sent back, it was not to interview Mubarak. So why did they send her?
The execs may also have joked that if a dumb blonde shiksa like Logan, a former model, was sexually assaulted it would help Israel. This would undermine the journalistic independence of CBS. If they said the goyim in the US would react against the Muslims and for Egypt by Logan being attacked, and said it in front of goyim staff, then they would be in a panic when she came back so badly beaten.
CBS execs tried to cover it up what had happened to her. She was stripped by the crowd and beaten with flagpoles. We don’t know how exactly they used the flagpoles or where on her body.
It is clear that the firing of Charlie Sheen was done out of some sort of panic. It makes no sense to give up their 2009 annual profits for just using Chuck Lorre’s Hebrew name.
The US has asked Egypt to investigate and punish those who did this. This has caused an international incident and been the subject of government to government talks. CBS has caused by sending Lara Logan back to Egypt after the police told her to leave an incident. Egypt may end up badly for the US. The US has spent over a billion in foreign aid a year for 30 years.
CBS tries to downplay the cost to NYT:
However, they admit:
Jon Swallen, the senior vice president for research at Kantar Media, which measures the economic value of television shows, estimated that CBS took in about $155 million in advertising on the program last year, while Warner Brothers added $268 million in what are known as barter sales in the syndicated repeats of the show. Local television stations acquire the repeats for a small fee, and also hand over a portion of their advertising time to Warner Brothers to sell.
The syndication revenues from one year of the show are not equal to the 268 million, that is the one year revenue in 2010 from all prior years? It is listed as 8 seasons, presumably including the current one. So dividing by 7 we get 40 million a year from a year’s production. Over 7 years that would come back to 268 million. Plus the 155 million gives 423 million dollars as the gross for a year of the show.
Warner Brothers had net income of 845 million in 2007.
CBS cover up Lara Logan
CBS is controlled by Sumner Redstone who is Jewish.
Because the US government has officially requested an explanation and prosecution of the incident, it could investigate CBS to find out why they sent her back to Egypt after the Egyptian police detained her and basically told her to leave the country and not come back and she said it would be stupid to on Charlie Rose after coming back.
In addition to Lara Logan and Charlie Sheen, the gentile secretaries and staff who heard this or were told of it could all bring actions or make complaints. This might even extend to food delivery services or other providers of service to CBS executives.
The US could also investigate under civil rights claims of discrimination against Lara Logan and Charlie Sheen for not being Jewish. This could be by the EEOC, the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, and since it is an international incident, the FBI and the relevant US attorney offices and likely other parts of the government.
The above is speculation and hypotheses. Restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.