[A 'GREAT LINK' ESSAY]
"I'm sorry, the FCC is not going to tolerate this, and neither will I," McMahon said. "I'm not going to have a locker room of deviants. This is the WWE, this is not the NFL and it damn sure is not the NBA. This is the kind of sexual titillation that would send you up into the stands and attack the audience."
When Vince (not Vin*) McMahon broke up the impending liaison between Trish Stratus and Shelton Benjamin, he was more concerned with the effect of their "relationship" on the narrow-minded witch-hunters at the FCC led by Michael Powell.
Therefore this televersion of McMahon must have known that he was in fact a TV character living in a TV world.
The word for this is "tele-cognizance", and of course, not many people wield this power. Otherwise there would be chaos within the framework of many TV series.
David Addison is the leading example of a TV character who knows that they are part of a TV show. But mostly it is the realm of Serlinguists, those people who are able to talk directly through the Fourth Wall and address the audience viewing at home.
(Because of the root word, I've named this after Rod Serling. But George Burns should be recognized as one of the first practitioners and the one who made it a popular practice.)
So Vince McMahon now reveals himself as being a tele-cognizant in much the same way as newscasters, commercial spokespersons, televangelists, and old-time kid show hosts are.
Walter Cronkite, Julia Child, Billy Mays, Captain Kangaroo.... You all better set another place at the table for Vince McMahon!
*My fellow Iddiots will understand that reference.....