TMZ: Bristol Palin getting death threats, DWTS ramps up security

posted at 5:28 pm on November 22, 2010 by Allahpundit

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…

It’s 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 “Dancing’s” moonlighting panelists Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, consistently gave Sergeant the lowest marks to no avail.

From there, Sergeant’s story splits from Palin’s. 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!”


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Perhaps you should be directing this advice at the people sending the death threats.

If they were posting in this topic, I would.

Or into a mirror.

Either way…

SuperCool on November 23, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Ha. Just got back from the bar to see this god-forsaken loser-fest. Some of us have better things to do on Monday nights than repeatedly vote for Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars through various digital mediums. Please reexamine how you’re spending your time on this earth.

Later.

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Just got back from the bar

Commenting while drinking again? You’re more of a pathetic loser victim when you’re drunk. Go sleep it off and you’ll be back to your normal pr!ckish self in the morning.

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 12:35 AM

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Where did I say I voted, Champ?

More to the point, if you’re sole purpose of being here is to monitor a thread about it, gotta tell ya, Chuckles, you’re the one who needs to re-examine the meaning of your existence.

SuperCool on November 23, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Same here. :~((( And my time zone is closed.

jatfla on November 22, 2010 at 10:21 PM

Same, my time-zone is closed. What is up with that?

Tim Burton on November 23, 2010 at 12:39 AM

Why would someone who “had a life” go on a thread late at night to tell people they needed to “get a life”. Isn’t that a little neurotic?

Rose on November 23, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Rose on November 23, 2010 at 12:40 AM

A little neurotic? Alcohol magnifies whatever already exists.

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 12:51 AM

Holy f*cking sh*t. Get a life people.

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM

just popped in to see what was going on with this thread, and noticed this Palin parasite, who is obsessed with anything Palin and posts almost exclusively in Palin threads, told others to get a life.

a laugh out loud moment to be sure.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Ha. Just got back from the bar to see this god-forsaken loser-fest. crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

and there it is, it gets back drunk from the bar, alone, and bitter because of it.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 1:02 AM

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 1:02 AM

and there it is, it gets back drunk from the bar, alone, and bitter because of it.

It’s always bitter. It’s in the basement now putting the lotion on its skin.

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Sweet sweet tears coming early I see. :)

djohn669 on November 23, 2010 at 1:19 AM

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

lol, nice

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 1:20 AM

It’s always bitter. It’s in the basement now putting the lotion on its skin.

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

It’s Bristolgeddon!

James on November 23, 2010 at 1:25 AM

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

Which won’t end well for the basket, by any stretch. ;)

Ryan Anthony on November 23, 2010 at 1:28 AM

You guys are cracking me up tonight…I am planning on voting online…

lovingmyUSA on November 23, 2010 at 1:30 AM

Holy crap! NK and SK are exchanging arty fire!!!!

Tim Burton on November 23, 2010 at 2:05 AM

Ha. Just got back from the bar to see this god-forsaken loser-fest. Some of us have better things to do on Monday nights than repeatedly vote for Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars through various digital mediums. Please reexamine how you’re spending your time on this earth.

Later.

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Home early I see…couldn’t find a drunk hobo to fck you on the way? No wonder you are so chippy.

ClassicCon on November 23, 2010 at 2:07 AM

Tim Burton on November 23, 2010 at 2:05 AM

Here’s one link.

AoSHQ is doing a ‘running’ update.

CPT. Charles on November 23, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Bristol isn’t just in Connecticut anymore. She is living rent free in the lib’s heads – like her momma.

BHO Jonestown on November 23, 2010 at 4:18 AM

Well voted for her 15 times, 3 valid email addresses. A first for me outside of a real election. Told ABC I specifically didn’t want SPAM. Ha. Let’s see if that works. Will probably end up sacrificing them all (worth it to see proud Mom in the audience).

Marcus on November 23, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Good morning! I let this thing hang on waiting for approval from last night, it’s still stuck. WOW.

ProudPalinFan on November 23, 2010 at 7:13 AM

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND VOTE ONLINE UNTIL 11 AM EST.

Blake on November 23, 2010 at 7:22 AM

We’ve never watched this show before, but Bristol just did what she needed to do…….just danced!!

And got to see SPAK last night. I still don’t think she’s going to run.

PappyD61 on November 23, 2010 at 7:28 AM

ABC.com DWTS vote is unclogged. 11 est is the cut-off time for votes.

itsacookbook on November 23, 2010 at 8:03 AM

Bristol taunts her critics by wearing a yellow Gadsden flag dress for her routine.

So sweet would it be. :)

petefrt on November 23, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Exit question: My Gadsden dress idea is genius, no? It’s okay to admit it.

I love it!

But seriously, WTF is wrong with people, threatening a kid’s life over some meaningless dance contest, where the prize is a disco glitter ball? It’s pathetic.

AZCoyote on November 23, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Just took a look at “Dial Dancing with the stars” and it has Jennifer and Derek WAY UP on the call in, which actually seems a little fishy to me, but I understand there were several shows yesterday that were urging libs to vote so Bristol wouldn’t win. I hope Bristol is getting a lot of texts and on line voting but I think the judges have set it up so that no amount of public voting can keep Jennifer “crybaby” Grey from winning.

anniekc on November 23, 2010 at 8:15 AM

But seriously, WTF is wrong with people, threatening a kid’s life over some meaningless dance contest, where the prize is a disco glitter ball? It’s pathetic.

AZCoyote on November 23, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Not a lot shocks me and I’ve been just floored at the vile hate filled comments directed at Bristol over this show. That girl has got some serious inner strength.

gophergirl on November 23, 2010 at 8:17 AM

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Shorter crr6: You guys suck, but I had to check between bar and bed just to be sure.

Hilarious.

I sense great insecurity in you, Skywalker…

DrSteve on November 23, 2010 at 8:17 AM

anniekc on November 23, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Grey is going to win – that’s a given.

Bristol will get 3rd I’m sure.

gophergirl on November 23, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Has the left started claiming that it’s actually the crazed, lunatic right that’s making the threats against her? It doesn’t have to make sense. In fact, that line of unreasoning works better in the Obama idiocracy we’re living in now.

Extrafishy on November 23, 2010 at 8:27 AM

have a look-see at how long Sally Quinn goes on about Bristol and DWTS.

Anybody else find it somewhat . . . ironic . . . that Sally (I made my way up the ladder at the Washington Post by sleeping with my married w/kids boss Ben Bradlee) Quinn is lecturing others about the evils of cheating?

AZCoyote on November 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Ahhhhh, the “free love” lefties are threatening friggin’ dance contestants with injury and death threats?

The same lunatics that demand free this and free that for everyone that agrees with their position, ONLY!!!

They are unhinged and insane.

dthorny on November 23, 2010 at 8:48 AM

What if Bristol wore a tea bag dress?

dthorny on November 23, 2010 at 8:50 AM

The Left wing nuts are crazy, crazy crazy. A nineteen year old kid who has done nothing is getting death threats? Lord help us.

Herb on November 23, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Why do Dems care?!?? This is not a show they watch, according to recent polls…

Which gives me a thought:
This is a metaphor for 2012, but not the one they think it is.

This is yet another example of how Republicans are more dedicated to the electoral process than Dems.

People who don’t vote shouldn’t b!tch about the results.

Miss_Anthrope on November 23, 2010 at 9:50 AM

AP,

I have serious issues with your possible outcomes.

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.

Bristol, although she’s improved, will not win. The judges would not allow anyone but Jennifer Grey to win at this point. Next.

Two: Bristol performs horribly, tripping and falling during her routine — and wins anyway. Riots ensue.

The assumption Bristol supporters would riot is an absolute joke, as they have real jobs. Next.

Three: Bristol taunts her critics by wearing a yellow Gadsden flag dress for her routine. Riots erupt even before the winner is announced.

Puh-leaze. Have you even watched Bristol’s footage? She’s not confrontational AT ALL. Next.

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.

Although this is the most likely scenario, considering Jennifer Grey is the most talented competitor, I highly doubt Bristol’s detractors will switch from Tosh.0 or Fashion Police long enough to vote.

Miss_Anthrope on November 23, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Ha. Just got back from the bar to see this god-forsaken loser-fest. crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM
and there it is, it gets back drunk from the bar, alone, and bitter because of it.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 1:02 AM

Ouch! That one’s gonna leave a mark… Especially the ALONE part…

I thought beer would help out crr6, I guess not…

Khun Joe on November 23, 2010 at 10:42 AM

I thought beer would help out crr6, I guess not…

Khun Joe on November 23, 2010 at 10:42 AM

For some reason God made some that even beer-goggles can’t help.

Yoop on November 23, 2010 at 11:03 AM

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Just got back from the bar

Commenting while drinking again? You’re more of a pathetic loser victim when you’re drunk. Go sleep it off and you’ll be back to your normal pr!ckish self in the morning.

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 12:35 AM

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Where did I say I voted, Champ?

More to the point, if you’re sole purpose of being here is to monitor a thread about it, gotta tell ya, Chuckles, you’re the one who needs to re-examine the meaning of your existence.

SuperCool on November 23, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Why would someone who “had a life” go on a thread late at night to tell people they needed to “get a life”. Isn’t that a little neurotic?

Rose on November 23, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Rose on November 23, 2010 at 12:40 AM

A little neurotic? Alcohol magnifies whatever already exists.

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 12:51 AM

Holy f*cking sh*t. Get a life people.

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM

just popped in to see what was going on with this thread, and noticed this Palin parasite, who is obsessed with anything Palin and posts almost exclusively in Palin threads, told others to get a life.

a laugh out loud moment to be sure.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Ha. Just got back from the bar to see this god-forsaken loser-fest. crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:30 AM

and there it is, it gets back drunk from the bar, alone, and bitter because of it.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 1:02 AM

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 1:02 AM

and there it is, it gets back drunk from the bar, alone, and bitter because of it.

It’s always bitter. It’s in the basement now putting the lotion on its skin.

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Sweet sweet tears coming early I see. :)

djohn669 on November 23, 2010 at 1:19 AM

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

lol, nice

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2010 at 1:20 AM

It’s always bitter. It’s in the basement now putting the lotion on its skin.

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

azkenreid on November 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM

Which won’t end well for the basket, by any stretch. ;)

Ryan Anthony on November 23, 2010 at 1:28 AM

Awww. Looks like a little loser support group formed after I left. That’s nice.

“Psh, we’re not losers. He’s the real loser just for calling us losers! Yeah, that makes sense!”

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 11:13 AM

KABOOM

KABOOM

KABOOM

Liberal heads exploding everywhere.

I lobe it.

angryed on November 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM

So the MSM is in a tizzy that Bristol may win. But they have no problem with Jennifer Grey, star of Dirty Dancing winning a dance competition for amateur dancers?

angryed on November 23, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Wait until Vince Neil of Motley Crue wins Ice Dancing with the Stars (with Johnny Weir on the panel). It can’t get any better.

forest on November 23, 2010 at 12:41 PM

angryed on November 23, 2010 at 11:56 AM

No sheeit and my wife said the last dance she did was the one she did on DD. I wouldn’t know too much of a chicafied show for me but if Jennifer has had all that training and doing the same stuff she did years ago then how is this an amateur contest?

dhunter on November 23, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Bristol won’t win. She’ll get third place.

The voting is over now. This means that the producers of the show know how much the viewer vote has put her ahead. There are two more dances tonight, and two more chances for the judges to strategically vote without further viewers interference. In other words, the judges will ensure by their votes (their praising comments notwithstanding) that they ‘correct the problem’.

Darksean on November 23, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I never watched DWTS or voted, but tonight I’m gonna tune in just long enough to find out how to vote for Bristol.

The only TV I watch is sports, news, science and comedy. I haven’t watched any of the popular culture network shows since the early ’90s when I took a second shift computer operator job and got out of the habit. I don’t feel like I missed anything, although my wife did really like Seinfeld.

OxyCon on November 23, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Holy f*cking sh*t. Get a life people.

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM

50% of your social life is trolling Hot Air.

Good Solid B-Plus on November 23, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Awww. Looks like a little loser support group formed after I left. That’s nice.

“Psh, we’re not losers. He’s the real loser just for calling us losers! Yeah, that makes sense!”

crr6 on November 23, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Didn’t have enough time to stay on after that can of Four Loko knocked you out, pumpkin?

Good Solid B-Plus on November 23, 2010 at 1:42 PM

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