Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos was slated to appear on a host of big television show earlier this week. He had been booked on Sean Hannity’s show as well as big news programs on NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. Then he went missing.
Until this week, that is, when Jesus Campos and Mandalay Bay engineer Stephen Shuck made their first appearance...on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
I love Ellen, but it's a tough interview to watch, for obvious reasons - the man was in the midst of a massacre less than two weeks ago, taking a bullet himself. But it was made even tougher given that "hard news" is not exactly Ellen's specialty. The appearance is curious, to say th least.
Some speculate that it happened in large part thanks to Ellen signing a lucrative deal to place the slot machines connected to her show inside MGM casinos. Mandalay Bay is an MGM property. Campos and Shuck are employees of MGM.
Doesn't make it any less ill-fitting, and one might even think in poor taste.