Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
NBC has not been having a great week. From allegations of sexual assault against Matt Lauer to news that Jimmy Fallon’s ratings have dropped as viewers turn to more politically charged hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, the network will not close out 2017 on a high note. Now, women’s groups are reviving a demand that NBC release tapes from “The Apprentice” in which Donald Trump allegedly hurls racist and sexist insults at the show’s contestants.
Nearly 75,000 people have signed the petition calling for the release of the tapes. A release would be well timed after one of Trump’s most baffling lies to date: that the Access Hollywood tape of him boasting of grabbing women “by the pussy” was fabricated, even though he apologized for his words just last year.…