So I guess we're all supposed to be shocked to learn that people on high-profit network TV make money:
ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal -- 105 million, to be exact.
The “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor renewed his contract last year for $105 million, TV industry sources told The Post Monday.
The seven-year deal ... was supposed to keep Stephanopoulos in front of ABC’s cameras through 2021.
That's from Page Six at the New York Post. Stephanopoulos's earnings apparently shocked Joe Scarborough:
After holding up the Post’s Tuesday cover, Scarborough and the panel couldn’t help but express their surprise and amazement at the figure.
“By the way, a lot of people are wondering why ABC is, you know -- kind of jumped out front, as quickly as they did on the whole Stephanopoulos thing. The New York Post provides some insight this morning,” Scarborough said. “Wow.”
“Which puts the donation in a whole different perspective,” panelist Dorian Warren added....
“If you want to know why he lost count, he didn’t know what the $75,000 -- ‘gee, did I give them $75,000 or not?’ Maybe that’s why. $105 million,” Scarborough said.
“That’s his salary?!” asked guest Mike Barnicle.
“That’s his salary.” Scarborough responded while laughing hysterically. “That’s his salary! ABC has put all of their money on -- yeah. I wouldn’t let him go scuba diving, I mean, holy cow.”
OK, let's see: Stephanopoulos has seven-year, $105 million deal. What is that a year? $15 million.
How much does Scarborough make? Well, here's what TMZ told us in 2013:
To be specific, $99,038 a week. That's $5,149,976 a year.
So a guy making $5 mill a year for sitting on his ass and talking is bitching about a guy who does the same thing and makes $15 mil a year.
Joe? I make less in a year than you do in a week. So shut the hell up.
Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog