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National Enquirer reported today that  “THE BACHELORETTE WAS FIXED!” While they don’t get the entire story 100% accurate it’s a step in the right direction.  The author (Michael Glynn) could make an even more compelling story if he had read our first and second obvious edits posts from The Bachelorette.

Enquirer, we are glad you ran the story.  Better late than never.

  1. laura3
    August 5, 2011 at 11:46 am

    really, the National Enquirer is your big source here? really grasping for anything to prove an unprovable thesis. good luck to you and all your ridiculous spin. might as well be trying to prove Bentley is a modern day Jesus. no one cares and only the mentally ill and crazy believe.

    • August 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      laura3 you might want to check out the wiki page of National Enquirer. What you will find is that they actually have done some good reporting. In 2010, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced that the Enquirer was considered for the Pulitzer Prize in the categories of Investigative Journalism and National News Reporting.

      NE was the first news organisation to brake the John Edwards sex scandal.
      The worst details of the Clinton scandal were first published by NE.
      Enquirer frequently scooped other media outlets during the O. J. Simpson murder trial.

      Sure they have gotten a few things wrong in the past. They have also had the lead on some of the biggest stories of the last 2 decades.

      Does this story fall in the category of National Enquirer reporting expertise? Absolutely!

      • laura3
        August 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm

        sorry, didn’t you just admit that some of the reporting is shady? sure, you can hit the bullseye here and there a small percentage of the time but it doesn’t make it a good archer. i would hold anything they say with great suspicion until fully verified like the other cases that you noted. and to-date the story hasn’t be fully verified. i just wouldn’t scream down the street or start any topic with friends… “Well you know… the National Enquirer said it… it must be true.” Seems to not take into account tabloids nature in general, which is to sell and to sensationalize.

        • August 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm

          I would not hold my breath for the NYT, WSJ or CNN picking this up. The nature of a gossip rag makes it the ONLY place you will ever see as story about this. Much to my dismay, Bentley does not hit national news.

          Also, who are you quoting? “Well you know… the National Enquirer said it… it must be true.”

          You don’t have to believe it, but the point we make about Bentley and the show is substantiated at some level by NE, regardless of your opinion of NE or this blog. Surly the NE has more creditably than this gossip blog or you “laura3”.

        • August 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

          Also, I think you are not taking into account the nature in general of the show, which–even more than the tabloids–is to get more viewers and to sensationalize the show.

    • MD
      August 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      You are the one relying completely on a show that films three months in advance and depends entirely on “good” filming for its success. So what happens if there is a dull week…then what? I mean common, Seriously? Seriously? You really fall for this stuff. Four seasons in a row now they have coincidentally had a “bad” person. They edit this thing up so much to fit their venue it is fascinating that they can still legally call it reality tv. And regarding NE, as you already mention…On should hold anything NE says with suspicion…Great!…(you) Do that…Think a little before flapping your gums.

      Obviously Laura you are acting irrationally, speaking from your emotions without due cause or reason. Where there to be one scrap of reason left in you, you might sit back and ponder how NBC does it. How do they manage to attract the audiences time and time again? How is it that they are able to create such drama? Such romance? yet time and time again once off the air the relationships crash? Why is it that there seems to be one or two people that play the fool, that are there “for the wrong reasons”? How is it that every single week is so amazing? So captivation? So emotionally arousing? How is it that there is never a dull date? Their is always so much suspense? How is it that the bachelor or bachelorette is always the favorite? They are never dull or un-enchanting? They approach every situation with such grace? Their comments and remarks are so mature and appropriate? Is NBC really that good at selecting them? Year and year again? And yet during all this. Day after day. NBC producers maintain as their moto “Integrity”-(robot voice) We shall not edit the data to get gain. We shall not change peoples words to create higher ratings. We shall not….Come on. Seriously? One more time. Seriously? You really follow this crap and find it so compelling that you have to get onto a website and talk trash about someone you don’t even know except from what you have seen on a precast, pre filmed, “Reality” TV show. Get a grip on life. Get a grip on reality. Go outside and hug a telephone pole-that is real. Not your TV.

      Perhaps one day the 10 minutes I have spent will not be a complete waste, and reason will force its way into your life for a short time. Of course, it likely will not last for long, just until you go to sears to replace the TV that broke. But during that brief time without your TV. Just stop and think, ‘Look what I have become’….and then maybe the lights will come on and you’ll say to yourself in a soft but firm voice, “Damn you TV, Damn you”

      All in all you are nothing more than a product of your television and the media. You are a not your own anymore, but simply a walking entity created by the TV producers and emotion that holds you captive.

      • December 12, 2011 at 2:55 am

        Hell yes! Finally, someone who is speaking truth about the world, and I’m surprised moderators haven’t tried to shut this down yet (like always when someone gets the real truth out)

  2. swedish
    August 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Someone has to up for the innocent ***** & *******, someone has to speak up for whats “RIGHT”.

    Laura is an idiot.

  3. laura3
    August 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    swedish is super smart. yes, i think this site is righteous and really talking about innocent people and even more so ******… and while your at it defending the whole williams bloodline. there is no leap there in logic there. one certainly equals all. wow.

  4. your mother
    August 11, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Okay Bentley, you have had your fun with this blog and the show. Now it is time you get back to finding a wife that will stay with you and your hair. Thanks for the entertainment…too bad your blog wasn’t quoted in the NE. Oh well, so much for the Pulitzer.

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