The Musician for the Top .0001 Percent - by the Crap Detector
It is hard to imagine a more pathetic sense of entitlement than Jim Dolan’s.
Dolan and his band JD and the Straight Shots opened for the Eagles Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, which he happens to own. He also owns the NY Knicks, who play there, and the Long Island cable monopoly CableVision. Together these assets add up to a net worth probably well north of $1.5 billion—some estimate that the Knicks are worth more than $1 billion alone.
How did Dolan get so rich? He did it the hard way, by inheriting his wealth from his father, who started Cablevision. To take the whole thing to an even sicker level, Dolan and his band don't play covers, he actually pens lyrics to his music in accord with his personal political biases and values.
According to the New York Post, Dolan’s lyrics complain about taxes, and politicians who have crossed him personally, such as ex-governor Eliot Spitzer. He attempts to lambast Spitzer in his song, "Fall from Grace" with pathetic lyrics like, "See the shame on your face/Look what you have become.”
He also attacks current New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, because de Blasio does care sufficiently about millionaires, since they didn't vote for him. Dolan has the audacity to say, according to the Post: "I'm entitled to my opinions. I am not the Chairman and CEO, etc. standing up there on the stage, I'm a singer/songwriter.”
Right. And the Crap Detector is going to win the Pulitzer Prize.