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Is This About Dancing With The Stars or Something More?


Please, somebody talk me out of finishing this column. Dancing With the Stars, seriously?

But- – the anger the media is displaying over the success of Bristol Palin has to be much more entertaining than the show could ever be.

Wherever you turn there are comments about how horrible it is that Bristol is winning this “competition.” Breaking news here, DWTS is not a real show, nothing real about it. It’s fabricated to get female viewers for ABC and it’s working much better than I ever thought it would. (I made the mistake while anchoring news at an ABC affiliate saying this show would flop – I was wrong and I was also reprimanded for being critical of our programming.)

Hollywood reporters are blasting Bristol because they say she’s a horrible dancer and they say they Tea Party is the only reason she is doing so well. No duh. It’s a popularity contest. Whoever gets the most votes wins. Bristol gets the most votes, she wins.

The vitriol is everywhere. This from the Orlando Sentinel, Chan Lowe, editorial cartoonist, “The Tea Party wing nuts, still excited about screwing up the country with the elections earlier this month, are now overloading ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ There can be no other answer.” Yep. Wing nuts win again.

Like Sarah’s show on TLC, the DWTS’ ratings are going through the roof. Wing nuts win again, while the incorrectly named “progressives” sit and stew in their misery knowing that one of their bastions of liberalism (prime time network programming) has been invaded by the enemy. I say invite Ed Schultz next season and let’s see how he does. See if his three viewers call in to vote for him. Maybe Overstuffed Eddie could show up on Skating With the Stars coming up soon on ABC.

The crew on Good Morning America was booing and hissing when it was mentioned the following morning that Bristol knocked off Brandy to make it to the finals. Seriously, you could hear the booing and hissing and Robin Roberts even referred to it. I don’t expect serious journalism from GMA and my low expectations are always met.

In a sort-of-related move, ABC’s “Good Morning America” spent more than 30 minutes during three segments talking about the Royal Wedding coming up, while they took :30 seconds talking about the pending financial collapse of Europe. George S. did a nice transition between the stories, “There’s another developing story in Britain this morning….. ” Oh, by the way, Ireland is out of money, but coming up more on the Royal Wedding and “Dancing With The Stars.”

The activist old media shell game. Europe is broke, America is broke, our President refuses to see the threat of Muslim extremists (what is “jihad?”), and the media ignores the building wave on the internet that asks serious questions about Obama’s resume, and we get a Royal Wedding and a “Dancing With The Stars” “controversy.”

Perhaps the only guy who really gets this story right is the guy in Wisconsin who shot his TV set in anger after watching Bristol win. It started a 15 hour standoff with the cops. You can take a guess on what his political bent is. He won’t have to worry about watching the non-stop fall-out from the “Dancing With The Stars Travesty 2010.” He’ll also miss tomorrows GMA.

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