We're pretty stunned. Especially because we may have been fooled by it.
Writer and activist Micheal Stinson, who apparently hates Sarah Palin more than we do, flew to El Lay with his wife to be in the audience during the newly re-Leno'd Tonight Show, which featured the Alaskan trainwreck as a guest on its second night.
Now Stinson has come forward with some SHOCKING allegations against NBC and the talk show, claiming they manipulated Sexy Sarah's interview by dubbing laugh tracks over to make her appear funny and well-received, when apparently she got nothing but awkward silence her ENTIRE segment.
You can read the full article here, but it's a little lengthy, so here are some highlights:
But when Jay brought out Sarah Palin, she was completely nerved. Watch the video, check out her breathing, she's freaked and talks a mile a minute. Both my wife and I agreed - when you actually get close enough, she's just plain creepy, and those yech vibes filled the room.
And while NBC Sold Palin, she sold her body, jiggling, teasing, pushing the cutesy-pie, what we used to call in the military, a "prick tease." She short circuits brains, deflects the fact that most of what she says is nonsense or hateful, as lizard layers of right wing men's brains hum a sexual fantasy tune, and women who have thrown all sense of propriety to the wind, watching her strip, want to be just like her. Rich. Stupid. The sweet "Bite Me" bitch attitude she's honed to an art form. No, she doesn't just "wink" - she uses her whole body to sell the package. Turn off the sound, just watch her body language. I find it whorish, repulsive, and I'm no prude.
They added laughter where there was none during uncomfortable portions. Well, there was some laughter. Mine, of derision. During those pregnant pauses in her performance I was laughing long and loud, couldn't help myself as much of what she was saying was utterly surreal, ridiculous, hypocritical - nonsense, spewed platitudes, pushed buttons. I was seriously thinking of leaving as it was getting hysterically unfunny.
After sitting through the taping of the show in the studio I can recount many portions where there was little or no laughter or response, but at the later broadcast they are smoothed over with applause and laughter that WERE NOT THERE at the taping. Groans, hoots, grumbling, or just dead silence - all missing.
They should bear some responsibilty for hawking a defective product. This is corporate shilling in the worst way, not only to raise Leno's ratings, but to push Palin on a crowd with fake laughter and applause. The applause sign is one thing, an American institution. But INSERTING Laughter for Sarah Palin? Try to realize that while you may be laughing at the things she says, because she's a train wreck, the corporate powers that be are ADJUSTING the laughter so it appears APPROPRIATE. I worked in a mental institution. The very basic definition of insanity is "inappropriate laughter" WHO decides what's "appropriate?" Apparently, corporations. Not you. The Tonight Show is a lie, more than ever a corporate shill that's performing a cultural engineering service. Selling garbage, that is literally ruinous to our nation and women's rights.
While this dude clearly has a serious agenda against Palin, if he's being 100% truthful, this is seriously effed up and despicable.
Once again, this proves that Jay Leno has no problem being a complete DOUCHE and throwing whatever is in his way - whether it be what's left of his integrity or a certain unnamed ginge - under one of his 745 cars to get more publicity and money.
Hopefully audiences at home will see the segment and establish on their own what an effing hateful psychopath Palin is, but to deliberately attempt to manipulate viewer's opinions through laugh tracks - gross.
Shame on you, NBC.
What do U think? Was anybody else there who can vouche for or deny this report??
Though some staunch fans still support the scandalized family, the general consensus is that the show should be OFF the air. The cry for its removal became even more intense when the network decided to air a marathon featuring Josh in a positive light.
As of now, TLC's website shows no evidence of the series in its upcoming programming, which is NOT a good sign. While the network hasn't made an "official" decision about the show's fate, it's obvious they're headed in a certain direction...
Check out a shot TLC's current scheduling (below)!