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Dancing Producer Responds to Voting Controversy (Free Republic, Jim Robinson in People Magazine!)
People ^ | Friday, November 19, 2010 | Monica Rizzo and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

Posted on 11/19/2010 4:07:33 PM PST by kristinn

The million-dollar question among Dancing with the Stars fans these days? How did Bristol Palin make it into the season 11 finals?

"She deserves it," DWTS executive producer Conrad Green tells PEOPLE. "And a significant portion of our viewing audience believes that, too."

SNIP

Speculation has arisen about whether members of the Tea Party, many of whom strongly support Bristol's mom Sarah Palin, are involved in an organized effort to promote Bristol.

On one conservative Web site, Freerepublic.com, some of the site's 300,000 registered users have recently used discussion threads to encourage votes for Bristol. One asked users to "make liberal heads explode and vote for Bristol" on Nov. 8 to advance her to the semi-finals.

But Jim Robinson, who founded the site, says there is no larger plan at work. "An organized conspiracy? I sincerely doubt that," he told PEOPLE. "The Tea Party's not that organized!"

And Green agrees that there's no stuffing of the virtual ballot-box, saying that the entire process – text votes, call-in votes and email votes – "is all overseen by the Broadcast Standards team, independent of us and the network to make sure that everything is absolutely done scrupulously."

SNIP

(Excerpt) Read more at people.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bristol; bristolpalin; dwts; freerepublic; geraldorivera; jimrobinson; jimthompson; monicarizzo; peoplemagazine; sandrawestfall
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Woo hoo! Jim was also runner up for their Sexiext Man Alive cover!
1 posted on 11/19/2010 4:07:39 PM PST by kristinn
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping!


2 posted on 11/19/2010 4:08:45 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

But wait, I thought it was Jim Thompson who was so sexy!

I have such a hard time keeping up with this pop-culture stuff.


3 posted on 11/19/2010 4:09:54 PM PST by Tax-chick (Global Warming: the first faith preached exclusively by hypocrites.)
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To: kristinn

LOL!


4 posted on 11/19/2010 4:10:14 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: kristinn

Congratulations Jim!


5 posted on 11/19/2010 4:12:08 PM PST by GinaLolaB
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

OH my how wonderful Jim!


6 posted on 11/19/2010 4:12:21 PM PST by ColdOne (Again Who Knew MSNBC has "standards and policies?")
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To: kristinn

BUMP!


7 posted on 11/19/2010 4:12:28 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: kristinn

HAH! I am on the thread mentioned in the article, and cries like this go up every Monday night:

“Do your ACORN best for Bristol!”

“Vote like a Democrat!”

“Vote like a Chicagoan!”

It is hysterical. We have a good time on Dr. Scarpetta’s DWTS weekly thread, but I think there are hardly enough of us there to bring in the millions of votes Bristol and Mark have racked up.

Silly leftist conspiracy theory nuts!!!


8 posted on 11/19/2010 4:13:43 PM PST by Palladin (Bristol Palin is America's Sweetheart!)
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To: kristinn

It would seem that liberal heads are exploding all over. Heh, heh, heh.


9 posted on 11/19/2010 4:14:21 PM PST by Free in Texas (Let them eat bacon!)
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To: kristinn

How many people here would really take time to vote on a celebrity dance contest?

On the DBM threads a fair number of us havn’t owned a television in years.


10 posted on 11/19/2010 4:15:02 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Jim Robinson; Sarah Barracuda; hoosiermama; Dr. Scarpetta; libbylu; WVNan; ReneeLynn
On one conservative Web site, Freerepublic.com, some of the site's 300,000 registered users have recently used discussion threads to encourage votes for Bristol. One asked users to "make liberal heads explode and vote for Bristol" on Nov. 8 to advance her to the semi-finals.

But Jim Robinson, who founded the site, says there is no larger plan at work. "An organized conspiracy? I sincerely doubt that," he told PEOPLE. "The Tea Party's not that organized!"


11 posted on 11/19/2010 4:15:43 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: kristinn

What power! The winner of DWTS will be decided by Jim. A Nobel Prize should follow.


12 posted on 11/19/2010 4:15:55 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

Wow, that is so cool.

Way to go, Jim.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 4:17:10 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: MrEdd

You can count me as one FReeper who hasn’t voted and won’t be voting for anyone on that show.I don’t watch it, and besides — I’m too lazy to dial the number.


14 posted on 11/19/2010 4:17:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: kristinn

Dang it. That’s supposed to be a secret!


15 posted on 11/19/2010 4:17:36 PM PST by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: onyx

Power to the people!

We are rocking the vote!


16 posted on 11/19/2010 4:18:11 PM PST by Palladin (Bristol Palin is America's Sweetheart!)
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To: kristinn

“300,000 registered users’

pony up $5 for the next fundraiser, dang it. it would be over with in a day!


17 posted on 11/19/2010 4:18:11 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

I see a reality show deal about FR!!


18 posted on 11/19/2010 4:18:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: kristinn

I came is a close 8th!!


19 posted on 11/19/2010 4:18:42 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

Jim could cut a better rug than most of the contestants on the show.


20 posted on 11/19/2010 4:19:29 PM PST by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: Palladin

You betcha!
Voting like democrats...ACORN and the Marxist taught us!


21 posted on 11/19/2010 4:20:15 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: kristinn
But Jim Robinson, who founded the site, says there is no larger plan at work. "An organized conspiracy? I sincerely doubt that," he told PEOPLE. "The Tea Party's not that organized!"

Jim needs to admit the truth -- that those running the website have that ability to hypnotize members and turn them into mind-numb robots, ones that have voted for Bristol in large numbers.

First, Free Republic members will pick the Dancing with the Stars winner and, then, it's members will pick leaders to run the country and, after that, the world!

22 posted on 11/19/2010 4:20:17 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson
Woo hoo!
23 posted on 11/19/2010 4:20:34 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Free in Texas

I’m buying stock in Duck Tape!

Bwwwwaaaaaahahahahahahaha!


24 posted on 11/19/2010 4:20:34 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: kristinn

Jim Robinson
Organized Conspiracy Since Nov 28, 1997

view home page, enter name:

25 posted on 11/19/2010 4:20:44 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn

Well, Jim makes me go weak at the knees. ;)


26 posted on 11/19/2010 4:20:44 PM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: MrEdd
How many people here would really take time to vote on a celebrity dance contest?

I have television, but have never watched a minute of "Dancing with the Stars". I am, however, enjoying the heck out of the liberal angst over so meaningless a show...and the fact that Jim Robinson and FR were recognized in People!
27 posted on 11/19/2010 4:20:54 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim,

You mean all of us are not non-thinking monolithic automatons who do exactly as we're told ?!

Welcome People Magizine ... to the World of herding, CATS.
28 posted on 11/19/2010 4:21:15 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: kristinn
LOL! Yesss!
29 posted on 11/19/2010 4:21:56 PM PST by ladyvet (I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: kristinn

Which issue? (picks up purse to run to store)


30 posted on 11/19/2010 4:22:46 PM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: kristinn

Luv it! (:


31 posted on 11/19/2010 4:23:00 PM PST by sarah palin rocks
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To: kristinn
On one conservative Web site, Freerepublic.com, some of the site's 300,000 registered users have recently used discussion threads to encourage votes for Bristol. One asked users to "make liberal heads explode and vote for Bristol" on Nov. 8 to advance her to the semi-finals.

Oh good grief... you could easily say that some of Facebook's 1,000,000,000 members encouraged people to vote for Brandi to make Tea Party heads explode. This is how these shows work, people get together and vote for who they like. They may like people for different reasons. Some people may get together and vote for Jennifer Gray because she has a nice butt- it doesn't make it a conspiracy.

32 posted on 11/19/2010 4:23:00 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh, great.
Now we’re all doomed.
;-)

Congrats, Mr. Robinson!


33 posted on 11/19/2010 4:23:39 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

34 posted on 11/19/2010 4:25:39 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: kristinn; stylecouncilor

All right!!


35 posted on 11/19/2010 4:26:31 PM PST by windcliff
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To: mickey finn; Abbeville Conservative; allmendream; lonestar; trisham; Radagast the Fool; ...
SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST


36 posted on 11/19/2010 4:26:52 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: Jim Robinson

Lunch at Spago, Aspen in the winter, etc. No more hobnobbing with the hoi polloi and their dreadful conservative politics. LOL


37 posted on 11/19/2010 4:27:23 PM PST by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: onyx

Tsk.

;>


38 posted on 11/19/2010 4:27:59 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn

Oh, please. As if the fans of the other celebrities weren’t encouraging others to vote for their favorites.


39 posted on 11/19/2010 4:28:25 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: onyx

LOL...my daughter say’s your woohoo is doing the cha cha like a sissy girl.


40 posted on 11/19/2010 4:28:40 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Tax-chick

Really who cares? It is the most insipid and banal program on television just short of msnbcbs


41 posted on 11/19/2010 4:29:07 PM PST by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

This is really, REALLY cool!


42 posted on 11/19/2010 4:29:30 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: kristinn

DWTS


43 posted on 11/19/2010 4:30:34 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: kristinn

“An organized conspiracy? I sincerely doubt that,” he told PEOPLE.

___________________________________________________

Around here, it more like a DISorganized conspiracy.

But no matter. We take our conspiracies very seriesly.


44 posted on 11/19/2010 4:31:04 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: kristinn

By the way, “Vote for the worst” is also pushing votes for Bristol. Who is to say they aren’t the real conspiracy?


45 posted on 11/19/2010 4:31:37 PM PST by mnehring
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To: kristinn

Just another vast right wing conspiracy. Ha-ha!


46 posted on 11/19/2010 4:31:51 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


47 posted on 11/19/2010 4:32:19 PM PST by ColdOne (Again Who Knew MSNBC has "standards and policies?")
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To: kristinn
Well NUTZ then to all the scolds who said “this doesn't belong on Free Republic” to all the Dancing with the Stars threads.

300,000 users? Is that before or after all the recent zots? ;)

48 posted on 11/19/2010 4:32:32 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: kristinn
Well NUTZ then to all the scolds who said “this doesn't belong on Free Republic” to all the Dancing with the Stars threads.

300,000 users? Is that before or after all the recent zots? ;)

49 posted on 11/19/2010 4:32:32 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: LostInBayport

Me too, it’s a hoot, they are wasting all that energy worrying about something that’s just fun. Let them knock themselves out.


50 posted on 11/19/2010 4:32:41 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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