This grotesque display is what people should have been complaining about.
DECEMBER 6--In the days after Bristol Palin was voted into the finals of “Dancing with the Stars,” viewers from across the country wrote to the Federal Communications Commission accusing the ABC show of everything from running a “payola type program” to “encouraging and promoting teen pregnancy.” Many of the complainants, whose letters were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, were upset that, as one Oregonian put it, “the top scores were voted off yet Sarah Palin’s daughter remained on...One viewer from Pittsburgh alleged that the show’s voting system had been “fixed by extreme supporters of the Tea Party and Radical Right-Wing. I find that it has become a political platform for Sarah Palin to improve her image and ooze her political slime.” The aggrieved correspondent continued, “Bristol is not a star, what did she do, she had sex and got pregnant. Lets reward her…I made several call to ABC’s complaint line and I hope that their phone lines melt. It has become a political movement, with Tea Party websites instructing on how to vote for Bristol. Ridiculousness!”
This is why our country is going down the shitter right now. How hardcore of a fan (and by default big of a loser) do you have to be to write the FCC about a fucking celebrity dance show. Yeah maybe some of the people had good points, Palin is clearly whoring out her daughter, Bristol fits no ones definition of a celebrity (really ABC, a knocked up teenager is a celebrity now?), and though I didn't watch, by all accounts she was an atrocious dancer. But people you have to wake the hell up.
The country is in gigantic debt, the government is in a deadlocked mess and not helping, unemployment levels are floating at an ourtrageously high 9% (and in reality are probably over 10%) and this is what you guys are all up in arms about? Makes me think we should just start this country over from the ground up. We've went horribly wrong some where if people are this fucking dumb. And yes I'm pissed off. I wish the FCC kept a list of each and every person who bothered to write in about DWTS or any other reality show conspiracy and just booted those malcontent idiots to Guantanamo for being jack asses. I'm legitimately angered right now, great way to start off the day.