New York Observer.com ~ Jesse LaGreca, The Smartest Man on Wall Street?
Jon Stewart, The Daily Show ~ Damn, that motherfuc$er brought game!
Bill O'Reilly, The O'Reilly Factor ~ Mr. LaGreca is obviously a pinhead.
Steven Benen, WashingtonMonthly.com ~ . . . it seems to me LaGreca should be on television more.You asked for it, you got it.
They are giving me my own show.
I can't believe it either.
More below the fold . . . .
I am writing the pilot myself. I get full artistic review. No one will be telling me what I can say and what I can't. I get to tell the truth. The job of a journalist is to afflict the comfortable and to comfort the afflicted, but more than anything else the job of a journalist is to present the facts. It is not my fault if the Republican party is almost always on the wrong side of the facts. I'm not here to sell you a "fair and balanced" narrative where "both sides do it". I'm here to tell you the truth. I am a progressive. I am an Occupier. Basically: I am Fox News’ worst nightmare.
Initially, the show will start in a half an hour, once a week format, but I hope to expand to a 4-5 day a week format as soon as possible. We start shooting the pilot in 2 weeks. So I guess I have an official "job" now.
I am going to keep writing here on Daily Kos. The stuff I write will end up on the show in one way or another anyway, so why not share it? I will post clips, full episodes and interviews on DailyKos as well even after we set up our own website. If anything I haven't been writing that much online because I have been working hard to make sure this new project is a success, but soon I will be back to writing 5-6 times a week, and when the show goes to a weekly format I will be hiring my own staff. I guess that will make me a "job creator".
It's amazing how quickly your life can change. Less than a year ago I was down and out and at my wits end. All my life I have worked my ass off and studied, I've struggled to make ends meet even when I had a full time job, I know how hard it is out there, I have lived it myself. Someone once said that nothing easy is worth a damn. Things certainly have not been easy for me in this life, but it sure as hell has been worth it.
I just want to say thank you to everyone, especially those of you who have been with me when I was down and out in Colorado and New York. Your support means the world to me.
Hopefully, this will be the last time I have to ask you for help. I haven't hit it big time yet and I am still just getting by, and as this isn't a big project yet I need a little help with the rent until the pilot episode is finished and things start rolling, which should happen in the next few weeks. If you can, please make a contribution to me through Paypal. Until things change, your donations is what makes my activism and writing possible, but hopefully things are going to change soon.
You can purchase your copy of "Americana: By Jesse LaGreca" by making a contribution of your choice to me with PaypalAlso, I need help, so I am taking suggestions for ideas on a number of things, a name for the show, segment ideas, news tips, a bunch of stuff. Frankly, I can use all of the help I can get, though I have a few ideas of my own : )
Again, thank you one and all for making this all possible. I am, and shall continue to be, forever humbled and grateful.
Peace and love to one and all,
Dream on . . .
Jesse Eric LaGreca/ MinistryOfTruth
You can follow me on Twitter @JesseLaGreca