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'Dancing With the Stars' producer defends Bristol Palin...
Entertainment Weekly ^ | 11/19/2010 | Annie Barrett

Posted on 11/20/2010 7:28:21 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man

Conrad Green, executive producer of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, is “mystified” by this week’s Bristol Palin vs. Brandy brouhaha. Green called EW to address rumors of a so-called Tea Party conspiracy designed to help Bristol Palin advance into Monday’s season 11 finals.

"She’s improved every week. I think a lot of people are ignoring the fact that she’s actually a decent dancer. What I think is annoying people is that maybe she’s not as vivid a performer as some of the other dancers on the show. Kyle is quite a performer, but Bristol is probably in terms of technique a better dancer than Kyle. But she’ll never get credit for that. The thing is, when you look at her, she’s actually quite shy. Watching someone develop stage presence is actually quite fascinating to watch, and I think that’s why some people are rooting for her..."

(Excerpt) Read more at insidetv.ew.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bristol; dwts
I never watch the show, but it seems there are a lot of freepers interested in the topic, and I didn't find this article posted anywhere

I ran across this interview with the show's producer. He addresses the voting issue, but what I thought was more interesting was his defense of Bristol. He comes off as very sympathetic, and has an admiration for her.

If you are a fan of the show, or even just the politics of it, click the link and read the entire interview.

1 posted on 11/20/2010 7:28:27 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I've never watched the show, but the guy's definitely right here:

Watching someone develop stage presence is actually quite fascinating to watch

2 posted on 11/20/2010 7:31:47 PM PST by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Voting for the finals is Monday eve. I will be watching and I will vote.


3 posted on 11/20/2010 7:32:11 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Tex-Con-Man

It’s nice to see someone on ABC with a spine for a change..I am glad to see that he comes out defending Bristol and he is absolutely right. Every week Brandy’s voting went down, people were just voting for her and after Mak went on his little hissy fit tirade I knew he was finished


4 posted on 11/20/2010 7:33:07 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tex-Con-Man

What difference does it make? Isn’t the show about getting votes from the audience? Don’t all the participants have supporters who vote for them? The left are such frickin’ idiots, they will say or do anything to make Palin and her children look bad even if what they say makes no sense what so ever.


5 posted on 11/20/2010 7:33:17 PM PST by calex59
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Yeah, I’m watching Geraldo tonight and he’s talking about it. Apparently conservatives are “stuffing the ballot box” and he’s wondering if it will impact the credibility of these reality shows. Yikes! All I can say is it would be nice if he showed that much concern over the real ballot-box stuffing in the real elections. (sigh)


6 posted on 11/20/2010 7:35:46 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: calex59

I can’t believe how angry the liberals are about Bristol Palin on a TV dancing show. Allegedly it’s a dance competition, and allegedly she lacks dancing skill. It’s just a TV entertainment show, yet, the liberals are going apoplectic about this. Amazing...............


7 posted on 11/20/2010 7:35:50 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: calex59

I can’t believe how angry the liberals are about Bristol Palin on a TV dancing show. Allegedly it’s a dance competition, and allegedly she lacks dancing skill. It’s just a TV entertainment show, yet, the liberals are going apoplectic about this. Amazing...............


8 posted on 11/20/2010 7:35:56 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tex-Con-Man

BRISTOL & MARK = 800-868-3407


9 posted on 11/20/2010 7:38:12 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ElayneJ
... if he showed that much concern over the real ballot-box stuffing ...

Bingo. If supporters of Bristol Palin can vote, so can supporters of other contestants. Live with it.

On the other hand, if supporters of Sharron Angle keep "accidentally" voting for Harry Reid, that's freepin important.

10 posted on 11/20/2010 7:40:06 PM PST by Tax-chick (Global Warming: the first faith preached exclusively by hypocrites.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Bristol is a good dancer -- and she's never played the race card. She's 1/16 Eskimo (on Todd's side) -- about the same amount that Obama is black. Maybe everyone who complains about her success in DWITS are Racists!. (Gosh, that was easy to do. No wonder liberals like to play the race card so often.)

Seriously, she's obviously a natural athlete, and a very quick study. She started off very well, and has improved remarkably, over the course of the competition.
11 posted on 11/20/2010 7:40:36 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I don’t watch tv but when the DWTS threads started popping up my comment was they should be posted in the gay forum.:>)
A freeper informed me about Bristol being on the show.
The show has the highest ratings ever people are shooting tv’s and sending white powder to her i love it when the libs throw little hissyfits....
It’s not fair..LOL


12 posted on 11/20/2010 7:42:29 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Everyone’s acting like she’s getting together with Dick Cheney, trying to start an evil empire. It’s crazy. It’s a dancing competition. She’s a lovely girl. Give her a break!

Good one, LOL! I love the sight of lib heads exploding in the morning, noon, or night, heck, anytime at all. Go Bristol!

13 posted on 11/20/2010 7:44:10 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Liberals carefully guard who is permitted face time in the entertainment industry. Only radicals. Bristol is not welcome unless she is there to be ridiculed and hated and she’s holding her own in this show. That is why the liberals are going bonkers. One got by them!


14 posted on 11/20/2010 7:44:52 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I am not a particular fan of DWS, but when I have the time I do happen onto the DWS threads and am amused in a fun way by some of the posts.

It is very strange to me to have the ‘Dirty Dancing’ movie star as a competitor against a complete novice... but I heard/read that next DWS will promote ‘queer’ dancing by a woman on woman pair...

It does appear that Miss Bristol has worked very hard and demonstrates a good work ethic to have a producer speak out on her behalf...


15 posted on 11/20/2010 7:46:21 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Thanks for posting the link. It’s refreshing to see something so positive about Btistol after all the frenzy this week.


16 posted on 11/20/2010 7:46:21 PM PST by PoplarBluffian
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To: calex59
The left are such frickin’ idiots, they will say or do anything to make Palin and her children look bad even if what they say makes no sense what so ever.

Voila! People who watch NBC or CNN, in my experience, tend to be Palin family haters. If asked why they hate the Palins, they can't give a definitive answer, only vague statements that make no sense at all. Those who listen to and heed RINOs like Karl Rove, also tend to be Palin haters. John McCain, RINO, really doesn't come out pro-Palin in any demonstrative manner.

Liberal leaning snakes have forked tongues, whether they be media, RINOs or idiots who believe whatever propaganda they hear from those sources.

17 posted on 11/20/2010 7:47:01 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: ElayneJ

>>>..impact the credibility of these reality shows.

“Reality TV” is an oxymoron. Anyone that thinks these ‘reality’ shows are the least bit credible should bid on the oceanfront property I have a line on in the next county...


18 posted on 11/20/2010 7:50:43 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

You have oceanfront property for sale in Anson County? We have cash in the bank, and we would really like a beach house! Send details!


19 posted on 11/20/2010 7:53:14 PM PST by Tax-chick (Global Warming: the first faith preached exclusively by hypocrites.)
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To: Just mythoughts
... but I heard/read that next DWS will promote ‘queer’ dancing by a woman on woman pair...

DWTS has been including gays and those promoting gay rights on recent shows. The degree of their intent to push the buttons of viewers will determine whether DWTS remains welcome in my home next year (social issues should not be the focus of dance competitions).

20 posted on 11/20/2010 7:54:32 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I’m not much of a fan of Karl Rove anymore but his organizing and delivering millions of votes for Bristol each week is amazing. Bush is also lending a hand but his involvement needs to remain hidden. /s


21 posted on 11/20/2010 7:55:20 PM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I hold out some hope that the frothing, rabid over-reactions of the left will tip things in Sarah Palin’s favor by the time the election comes...if she runs.


22 posted on 11/20/2010 7:56:43 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: FourPeas

Watching someone develop stage presence is actually quite fascinating to watch.”

Was he referring to Bristol or Sarah or both?


23 posted on 11/20/2010 8:00:08 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ElayneJ

“Apparently conservatives are “stuffing the ballot box” and he’s wondering if it will”

As I said on another related thread, he led the show with mentioning FR and reading/showing some posting excerpts from here that advised people to “vote often”, etc., for Bristol.


24 posted on 11/20/2010 8:07:16 PM PST by llandres
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To: MamaDearest

DWTS has been including gays and those promoting gay rights on recent shows.”

At least one judge (Bruno) and probably more than one of the pro partners are gay, it’s par for the performing arts. But I don’t think DWTS will go to the extreme of having same sex couples on (surely!), as I believe their audience is broad, watched by many families (strangely enough), and they’d lose a ton of viewers.


25 posted on 11/20/2010 8:19:13 PM PST by llandres
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To: Sarah Barracuda

A SPINE? ROFLMAO! I’m sure it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the over the moon ratings this show has been garnering since this manufactured controversy!


26 posted on 11/20/2010 8:20:48 PM PST by Hildy
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To: llandres

Anyone can legally vote for their favorite....5 times by phone and 5 times on the website!


27 posted on 11/20/2010 8:32:19 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Republicans need to remember that Americans voted a restraining order for Obama's agenda on 11/2)
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To: MamaDearest; llandres
DWTS has been including gays and those promoting gay rights on recent shows. The degree of their intent to push the buttons of viewers will determine whether DWTS remains welcome in my home next year (social issues should not be the focus of dance competitions).

See how closely I have paid attention with my DWS... should be DWTS... Anyway, I heard/read someplace in the past weeks that the gal that Ellen Degenerate shacks up with is supposedly a candidate to dance as contestant next season.

I cannot comment on the sex preference of any of these people, whether they be producers/judges/ or contestants... but it would NOT surprise me to hear/read that some of the same sex prefers are working for the show.

28 posted on 11/20/2010 8:38:09 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Without Bristol the show would loose a lot of its audience..
I watch the show a bit totally because of that girl..
And turn the show off or switch channels after her performace..
I am not alone.. Bristol brings ratings.. i.e. MONEY..
29 posted on 11/20/2010 8:50:30 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Has anybody mentioned that hersupport might not be political;it might be single moms (there are many) or those who want a new mom to have some money?


30 posted on 11/20/2010 8:50:51 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys false idols. Be patient, folks...)
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To: ElayneJ

Really? Whoraldo has his panties in a wad over this?

Paging Al Capone....


31 posted on 11/20/2010 8:54:40 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I’ll say it again. The same people who like DWTS like American Idol. They are hypocrites - they have no problem with the public voting for certain Idol people, yet somehow have a major problem with them doing the same thing on DWTS? Please.


32 posted on 11/20/2010 9:00:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Geraldo was giving tips on voting. He said you can call in your vote from your phone, cell phone; vote on line from ALL your computers, even if you don't have a legitimate e-address.
33 posted on 11/20/2010 10:03:55 PM PST by Humal
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"I can’t believe how angry the liberals are about Bristol Palin on a TV dancing show. Allegedly it’s a dance competition, and allegedly she lacks dancing skill. It’s just a TV entertainment show, yet, the liberals are going apoplectic about this. Amazing..............."

I'm trying to think of it as a warm up for 2012.Just imagine how excited they will be if the Palins move the Obamas out of the WH! ;)

34 posted on 11/20/2010 10:23:13 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Humal

Watching Geraldo...they quoted several FR comments regarding voting. Who’s the gal on Geraldo making comments? She said someone from FR talked about “blowing liberal heads off.”

How much do you want to bet that the FReeper said something like....liberal heads are exploding!


35 posted on 11/20/2010 10:29:42 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Just mythoughts

I sure won’t be watching if that’s the direction they’re headed. I would bet as well that their ratings will take a major hit. Just IMHO, of course. And good for Bristol. I hope she wins.


36 posted on 11/20/2010 11:01:19 PM PST by nfldgirl
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To: Finalapproach29er

People were upset with all the support Marie Osmond got when she was on the show. Better dancers left before she did.


37 posted on 11/20/2010 11:05:40 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Mean Maryjean

“I would bet as well that their ratings will take a major hit.”

No way. It is said that more people are watching because of Bristol and the controversy. The executive producer is standing by her:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20443659,00.html


38 posted on 11/21/2010 6:53:13 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

One thing is certain, it isn’t Bristol’s fault she is still on the show.

She has improved. Maybe she shouldn’t be in the finals on dancing skill, but this show sets the rules and Bristol has done the job asked of her.

The rest, like voting, wasn’t set up by her.


39 posted on 11/21/2010 6:59:28 AM PST by dforest
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To: toldyou

I think their ratings will take a hit if the show goes with partnering females to dance together, as someone previously stated they read/believe that’s one direction the show will be going to next season. With Bristol being on the show, I believe their ratings have never been better.


40 posted on 11/22/2010 3:33:58 AM PST by nfldgirl
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