Politico couldn’t land Nikki Finke as a columnist. But LA-based media writer Dylan Byers was able to get the most vicious Hollywood entertainment writer known to mankind to open up for a “wide-ranging interview” about her politics.
Byers enticed her to react to a recent item in New York Post‘s Page Six by Richard Johnson about Finke backing Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential candidacy. (RELATED: Politico was drawn to Nikki Finke’s viciousness)
Finke called Johnson a “moron” and told Politico that Johnson misrepresented what she told him — which, she insists, is that she will donate to both a Republican and Democratic candidate.
If you haven’t been on the receiving end of Finke’s legendary hate that typically includes a phone call or two to your boss, you’re truly missing out. She was generous enough to let Johnson know via email what she had done. “I just told POLITICO that you’re a moron,” she wrote him.
The Page Six veteran wasn’t fazed.
Asked if he thought Finke was actually the “moron,” he told The Mirror, “I’m not into name-calling. I’m sorry I didn’t have more room for her nuanced, bipartisan musings. Maybe she’ll give to Republicans, maybe not. But why give to more than one?”
And just who will be the lucky Republican who wins Finke’s financial favor?
According to Politico‘s story, it won’t be Rick Perry or Scott Walker (Perry’s too dumb and Walker likes unions). Her current top picks are Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Chris Christie.
So did Johnson hear her wrong or is Finke losing her marbles?
It’s hard to say.
But Finke is launching a new website called Hollywood Dementia in which she’ll run fictitious musings. She’s banned from covering real entertainment news because of a deal she cut with Deadline Hollywood‘s Jay Penske.
At 61, it may be too soon for dementia. But you get the idea.