Skip to comments.TMZ: Bristol Palin getting death threats, 'Dancing with the Stars' ramps up security
Posted on 11/23/2010 8:14:45 AM PST by WebFocus
This is now the national equivalent of a brawl breaking out in the stands at a Little League T-ball game because Joey’s dad thinks he was safe and Billy’s dad says he was out. Except instead of headlocks and punches, there’s fake anthrax and professional security involved.
Are we sure this is still a “liberals hate the Palins” story and not a story about DWTS fans investing psychologically in this moronic show to a near-psychotic degree?
We’re told the threats began to come in last week, after Bristol and Mark made the finals. Execs on the show told Mark to stop tweeting because it was inciting people. Mark complied.
Sources connected with the show tell us extra security will be on hand tonight for the show. And, if Bristol and Mark head to New York, execs are talking about breaking format and not doing their interview outside in Times Square — but rather in the studio, where it’s more secure…
As one source said, “Everyone is genuinely worried. This is a dance competition, and it’s just gotten crazy.”
Ballas did stop tweeting last week, curiously signing off for the season despite having just made the finals. Four exciting possibilities for tonight, then. One: Bristol shocks her critics with an amazing performance and wins the title. Her detractors, while unhappy, grudgingly accept the verdict on account of her clutch dancing under pressure. Two: Bristol performs horribly, tripping and falling during her routine — and wins anyway. Riots ensue. Three: Bristol taunts her critics by wearing a yellow Gadsden flag dress for her routine. Riots erupt even before the winner is announced. Four: Bristol loses, either because DWTS producers “tweak” the results or because the Palin-hating viewers at home decide to unite behind one of the other candidates in hopes of defeating her. A sneak preview of the 2012 primaries, starring Jennifer Grey as Mitt Romney!
Actually, there’s a fifth possibility. Hmmm…
Its similar to the situation Strictly Come Dancing the original U.K. version of the ballroom bash was in two seasons ago.
After casting retired political correspondent John Sergeant, the competition took an unexpected twist. Despite the fact the then-64-year-old took to dancing like zombies take to walking, his fans never let him down. The judges, including Dancings moonlighting panelists Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, consistently gave Sergeant the lowest marks to no avail.
From there, Sergeants story splits from Palins. Nine weeks into the contest, the dance-impaired celebrity stepped down for the good of the show.
I was hoping to stay in as long as possible, Sergeant said in a statement. The trouble is that there is now a real danger that I might win the competition. Even for me, that would be a joke too far.
She’s not going to drop out at this point, obviously, but if she wins and the consensus is that Grey and/or the other guy danced better, it’d be classy of her to acknowledge it somehow. And, of course, it would scramble the media narrative, which is all set to run embittered navel-gazing “What It All Means” pieces in the aftermath about DWTS being a metaphor for 2012 and Palin and meritocracy and tea party fever and blah blah blah. Kill ‘em with kindness, Bristol! Exit question: My Gadsden dress idea is genius, no? It’s okay to admit it.
Update: You don’t have to read the whole thing but at least have a look-see at how long Sally Quinn goes on about Bristol and DWTS. Like I said up top: Near-psychotic. And here’s that “What It All Means” conventional wisdom now…
This could be a metaphor for things to come. Sarah Palin is a force to be reckoned with and if her supporters can influence a TV show of 23 million viewers they can have more serious influence on elections. And if they can mobilize the religious right then the Democrats better pay attention and start dancing as fast as they can.
And as for the people who cheated when they voted, all I can say is, “Lord have mercy!”
NOTHING WILL AFFECT YOUR LIFE EVEN IF BRISTOL (unfairly) WINS THE CONTEST !!!
Further proof that “Idiocracy” was a documentary.
More proof that liberals are insane!
this is serious business for the left. a win by a Palin in ANYTHING signals acceptance of Sarah Palin and the notion she may be popular enough to dethrone lord god obomba.
Another Scenario- Bristol (who is getting hotter as she gets older) decides to drop out like the british guy did (showing a heck of a lot of class by declaring “there is a real danger I might win”)
Result: The media go ape$hit and talk about how ANOTHER PALIN IS A QUITTER! LIKE MOTHER- LIKE DAUGHTER!!
How the hell do you unfairly win a popularity contest, genius?
When the RATS cheat at the ballot boxes, that is a good thing. If there is proof of fraud - well, that gets swept away. Who cares if Dead people vote, or that there are more absentee voters than registered voters - and they all happen to vote DEM? Who cares if the Military is denied their vote? Who cares if there are bags of votes that are mysteriously ‘found’ that get a Democrat elected (Hello, Senator Franken). That’s just the way life is.
But, if the daughter of a Conservative wins a subjective contest - then it’s HUGH and SERIES.
What I find entertaining, is that judging dancing is like judging Figure Skating - it’s all subjective as to what people ‘think’ - it’s not a contest that can be accurately measured. You run a race, they time your laps - you win due to precise measurements. Stuff like Basketball, football, soccer, NASCAR are all non-subjective sports. Cheating is clearly visible.
Dancing is purely subjective, just like singing, art, and burping.
Please don’t shout at us.
Sounds just like the descriptions of what the Conservatives would do if Barack Obama won the Presidential Election.
OR , just like the desriptions of what the Minorities would do if Barack Obama was impeached.
Either way, the real point of TMZ’s article is to get you to read it, and help provide CONTROVERSY that will attract an even bigger viewer audience to DWTS.
IF TMZ had one ounce of compassion, or concern for Bristol’s safety, they would not be mentioning beefed up security procedures.
TMZ is just the WIKILEAKS of HOLLYWOOD. They would (and do) stab anybody in the back, to make some money.
DialIdol.com has Jennifer winning, with Kyle and Bristol just about splitting the remainder of the vote. So it looks like Jennifer will win, and thats ok, we ain't gonna riot, I hope we wont have too many conspiracy theories, heck, its just a show..
You do understand, don’t you, that this is as much a popularity contest as it is a dance “competition” don’t you? If this were strictly about dance talent, would they allow the public to have a say in the results? Of course not. You do understand that, right? Well, maybe you don’t. Unfair unschmmair!
Go Bristol Go! :-D
Exactly! Thank you!
Dude...that is the first thought that went through my head.
Psychotic liberals. Amazing.
Here’s another scenario for you. Allahpundit walks into a wardrobe closet and disappears into fairyland forever.
The authorities should check Andrew Sullivan’s e-mail.
Obama got the Nobel prize before he even had to compete - did we riot? Stupid liberals.
Its all BS, Bristol has served her purpose, she brought in the larger viewership and raised the ratings. Its over now, Jennifer will win, Bristol if she is lucky will be 2nd. When its over it will be over and her 15 minutes of fame will fade away. Well that is until election time when they’ll bring up Levi vs. the Palins again.
“Are we sure this is still a liberals hate the Palins story and not a story about DWTS fans investing psychologically in this moronic show to a near-psychotic degree?”
Wait a minute, isn’t this the typical liberal psychological phenotype?
Only if you think like a liberal.
North Korea is blowing stuff up. Thank goodness we have Dancing With The Stars to distract Americans from real news.
There go those inciteful Tea Partiers again.
Wacked-out Libtards making threats against Palin’s daughter now? Nice..
And isn’t it that same Leftist mentality that has brought accusations against conservatives for being...violent?
I’m still waiting for one of the looney leftists to tell me they’d be just as upset if it were Chelsea Clinton or one of the Gore sisters in place of Bristol Palin.
” Its over now, Jennifer will win, Bristol if she is lucky will be 2nd.”
I can’t believe I’m going to comment on this. I swear I wouldn’t watch the show if my wife didn’t scratch my back (literally, not figuratively) to keep me from complaining.
Jennifer is technically better. But, she has a likeability problem. The male contestant is much more charismatic. So is Bristol. They show Jennifer during her rehearsals and she always has what I call b-tch face. She’s never happy. Then, when she’s happy on stage, she over the top kissing and hugging because she did it. They even showed her storming out of practice a couple of weeks ago accusing her partner of being rude... not in what he said but or his tone, but his body language. She’s hard to love.
Another factor is that I suspect some people who vote feel it isn’t quite right for someone who is obviously a trained dancer to be in this competition.
I wondered last night if her 2 famous actress friends were there to try and out star power the Palins.
What is the Grand Prize if they win, a dinner with Obama?
Second Prize is two dinners with Obama.
Now that’s funny.
A cheesy mirrored dance ball on a stick. So you can see, this is serious business!
The Leftist true nature of fear and loathing is coming out with this dance competition.
Luckily, FReepers can read fast enough to enjoy more than one post in a day.
This article was posted in General/Chat. If you are only interested in News, then you can easily choose to search only the News/Activism forum, and not be bothered with this type of levity. The selection is at the top right-hand side of the website.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.