So even up here in Canada, Bristol Palin's success on Dancing With The Stars is making the tops news story rounds. People are shocked Bristol is still in the competition and made it to the finals. Okay you know what, I have been surprised week after week too. But there are tons of people out there claiming that the voting has been rigged, apparently phoning and complaining, etc. It's on the news where people are dissecting the show and claiming rigging, claiming that the voting is warped so people find loopholes and vote far more times than they are supposed to be able to, etc etc etc.... But here is the thing:
If the voting could be swayed in Bristol's direction through that manner, then it could also be for every other contestant on there, could it not? If someone was a huge Brandy fan, they could find a way to vote excessively and unfairly. Or Rick Fox fans, or whoever right? So why do people think it's being rigged in Bristol's favor??
So many people DISLIKE her mother, Sarah Palin, and dislike the 'celebrity' that has been attached to Bristol because of it, you'd think that would cause a heck of a lot of people to vote every way possible in order to bump Bristol out, no matter how good or bad she dances. But I do not hear anyone on the news discussing THAT fact. It's aggravating.
She is a 19 year old girl who has managed to survive week after week on a heavily viewed program, and instead of celebrating her success, she has to turn on the news and be trounced left and right. If I was her, being the wimp that I am, I would have quit the competition weeks ago. I wouldn't have been able to withstand all the negative publicity. I would probably cry myself to sleep every night and not be able to concentrate on the program. Right from day one people were questioning Bristol being on the program, saying she is 'not a celebrity', or 'not a star'. But the media MADE her a focus, made her a star to some people, and is now trying to tear her to shreds.
If the news reporters call themselves 'investigative journalists', why don't I hear a single solitary comment about how the voting could be rigged or unfair towards ANY contestant? I only hear about it being questioned in regards to Bristol. She must feel so proud, knowing that hardly anyone wants her to still be on the show. How sad for this young girl. It reminds me of David Letterman making rude comments about Bristol on his program several times. Not cool.
Anyway just a random comment about the show - if voting can be rigged for a contestant, why would the pretty Liberal entertainment people put a Conservative's daughter in there? It seems to me that they would have rigged it the opposite way - kick her out on the first program so they could make a fool of her and her mother in front of millions, thumb their nose at Republicans. But instead, Bristol is still there and they are dealing with an influx of complaints. And I haven't heard a word about the one man left - Kyle. He is certainly entertaining but his footwork has been off a lot over the weeks and he had some pretty low scores, but he made it through. I haven't heard a word about how HE survived when Brandy didnt (on mainstream news)... why not?