Ezekiel Emanuel has written a book about he and his famous brother growing up. William Morris Endeavor CEO and very high-profile Hollywood agent, Ari Emanuel is “irritated” that Brian Williams approached the interview, assumed to be about the book and three little boys, in an “aggressive” manner and had the audacity to ask about their connection to “Israel.” Ooooooooooh. And about Ari’s “aggressiveness. Ooooooooooh.
Ari wrote a “legal” letter of protest to the network that sucks so badly without or without Brian Williams or the Emanuels, but it’s all okay because Ari told whomever the show had for an audience, therapy has made him a happier man.
In a narration, Williams explained in the clip (9:07 below), “The Emanuel brothers do not suffer from self-doubt, at least not outwardly, they do not suffer fool’s gladly and, as we learned, they don’t love being challenged or prodded. Ari’s facial expressions speak volumes when the conversation turned to his scorched earth reputation in Hollywood…”
The WME co-CEO responded to the NBC anchor’s question about what he would have changed about himself by saying, “I would have gotten into therapy a lot earlier and dealt with stuff.”
He added: “But you know something? … I’m actually really comfortable, I’m really happy, I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time.” Source: Hollywood Reporter
Another source said Ari was so annoyed that when he visited “SNL” on March 9 to watch client Justin Timberlake host the live comedy show, he confronted NBC Chief Executive Steve Burke.
“Ari told Steve he was not happy with the interview,” says a source. “Steve told him that it was NBC News’ thing and that he had nothing to do with it.”
But sources close to NBC and Ari’s agency, WME, which confirmed that the letter was sent, say there was never a heated confrontation with Burke. An NBC source added that the segment, which aired Friday, was “in no way influenced” by Ari’s letter to the network.
A rep for Ari had no comment.
For the record, you know who Ari Emanuel is. Ezekiel is a “bioethicist” or in the field of “medical ethics.” Zeke as he is affectionately called was deep in ObamaCare. Here’s a quote from former New York City Mayor Ed Koch 2009 (who died on February 1, 2013):
Most alarming for people like me, who at 84 years of age recently needed a quadruple bypass and aortic valve replacement, are the pronouncements of President Obama’s appointee, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who, according to a New York Post op ed article by Betsy McCauley, former Lt. Governor of the State of New York, stated, “Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, ‘as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others’ (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).”
He also stated, “…communitarianism’ should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those ‘who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens…An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.’ (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. ’96). “
Rahm Emanuel is a career politician, beginning with the Bill Clinton administration in 1993, then moving to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, then to the U.S. House as Representative from Illinois’s 5th district (Chicago). He twisted arms, maybe worse, for Barack Obama, and became Obama’s first Chief-of-Staff, until he left to run for Mayor of Chicago – which he won in May 2011. No doubt there will be a bid for the White House from Rahm and I’ve predicted before that it may be alongside Hillary Clinton – or maybe not. Photo Credit: Vanity Fair