Back in the day I grew Wizbang Pop! into a serviceable celebrity gossip site. It has grown monumentally since I was an anchor there, with Tracey and Liz and the others. But even though my love of celebutants has grown dim over the years, I still have to endure some liberal blather when center-right people show up in movies or television.
Though rare, sometimes the worlds of politics and show business sometimes converge. Like you’d expect, it’s usually something likened to a train-wreck (e.g. Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars). And if EVER there was a time to complain about the voters, this would be it.
Well, not really the voters, but the whiners who don’t want somebody who gets voted on–get this–in a free election to win (e.g. the executive producer of the show):
“There’s a strong popular movement behind Sarah Palin at the moment and she’s receiving a lot of support from the Tea Party,” Conrad Green, executive producer of the program, said in a Nov. 4 interview. “It’s entirely possible some of those people are behind Bristol for political reasons.”
NO! Really? You mean people with an ideological axe to grind would vote for somebody on a reality show because they want the representative of their cause to win rather than the most deserving? OUTRAGEOUS!
I can tell you this, my dad was the biggest DWtS fan until Kurt Warner was eliminated. He likes small government and low taxes, and now he’s biding his time with Dr. Quinn Medicine Docterin’ Woman reruns on GMC. Does that mean he’s not a Tea Partier?
How’s about this, Mr. Executive person? Maybe you should just shut up your whining and enjoy bathing in the wads of advertising revenue from the right-wing TV-watchers.