I’m starting to understand Perez Hilton a bit more. You remember Perez Hilton. He used to be a blogger who was hugely successful for drawing penises on photos of celebrities using photoshop. Essentially, he made a career out of degrading celebrities. There was a huge market for that. And there still is. Celebrity hate is big business. At some point, after making a shit ton of money, Perez went on a Ramona Singer sort of apology tour. He wanted to adopt a kid. He didn’t need anyone seeing his dark black soul, particularly adoption agencies. When he finally got a kid, he transformed into a barely tolerable human being. Long before his transformation, he was already hiring ghostwriters to post on his site. Allegedly. Although I used to know one. He discovered at some point that catering to the lowest common denominator, while lucrative, also changes the molecules in your body and mind. I admire the fact that he recognized this and saved himself and put other people on his site to do his dirty work. I have no idea if the site is still a penis drawing muckracking piece of shit or not. I have not only not been there; but, I don’t think I have received a single email from my supporters who attempt to help keep me up to date on things. I don’t know nor do I care if the site even still exists.
I know that when I realized this blog was going to be my fulltime 24/7 job there were two things I wanted to avoid. I did not want this to be a hate site. That was in my initial set of commenting rules. “This is not a hate site.” That is what caused me to list a commenting rule that we do not use degrading names when commenting on posts here like LuMan, or HeHe, or Miss Andy. I do not tolerate degrading people here.
There are some that do not understand the difference between mocking the holy fuck out of someone for their ACTIONS, as opposed to degrading someone as a human. For example, Nene can be a gigantic cunt. Saying did you see her ratchet behavior when she…. there are too many examples to pick just one, is fine. Saying something like “Ha ha ha no wonder her mother abandoned her and she doesn’t know who her father is !” is not. Calling out shitty behavior that you have seen on a reality show, is fine. It’s why we are all here. When it gets to the point of calling someone a shit person, you’ve crossed the line I am trying to keep here.
That said, some might say I am a hypocrite, that there is a bit of do as I say not as I do going on. I’ve written post about Meghan Edmonds for example where I basically call her a shit person. at least in the title. However, I did not degrade her womanhood. In fact, I concentrated on her actions that she was questioning someone claiming to have cancer. I’m far from perfect, but most of the time I can’t work up a ball of hatred for any of these idiots on my TV. I do at times have compassion.
Let’s go back to Perez for a moment. His site was enormously popular as a bed of hatred. Let me share a bit of intel with you. During a season of RHOA I could put up a photo of one of the people we profess to like her. Use anyone from Team Pretty as an example. This is one of the few sites that supports Kenya, Cynthia, and Claudia on the whole fucking Internet. So I assume that these would be popular posts here. And they are. Sort of. But if I put up a photo of Nene or Phaedra or Porsha, people that the large majority of regulars here do not like, it will get TEN TIMES the remarks. Why? Basically, the Internet is full of haters.
So how does one cultivate a website with the least amount of vitriol? This is what I wonder about. Why? Not because I am Mother Fucking Teresa. I have very little compassion for most reality folks.
I am trying to save myself.
Contrary to what that vapid chick on Southern Charm would have you to believe, running a website does not involve flying to NYC and chatting up some random dude where if you play your cards right the handle all of the technical side of the job, and send you on vacations where you just lay in the sun and write content. It involves waking up every morning thinking, what day is it? Can I sleep in longer or is Kim Richards due in court today? Did a west coast source promise to email me by three am my time? Is this the day that I am allowed to say so and so has signed to DWTS? It’s literally a 24/7 job. And before you say I am complaining, I’m not. It is a BILLION times easier than working for a shithead principal who seems to be focused on making the lives of teachers way harder than they have to be. I no longer have to manufacture a dire reason why I must walk twenty paces to my house for ten minutes of respite (and a cigarette.)
I’m only trying to say that this site runs off of news. Who has the news? When is news coming? Don’t sleep through the news. Also figure out why people are having commenting problems. Find a new server. Make ad agency decisions. Incorporate your business. Don’t forget to send your LLC lawyer those papers about the board meetings. Pay your bills. Fire your old server host. Make a decision about the ad person you have been talking to for months. Figure out why Wordpress is not updating. Give the mobile users a new format. Answer a million emails and above all be first on the story. Wait don’t be first on the story. Spend all day checking to see if Reza filed for bankruptcy. Find no evidence. Lose half a day.
The other thing I never wanted to do hear was make it a site for hold ladies with health issues. When a first started a particular blogger (now deceased) jumped in to mentor me. She would post once a day a very long post mostly written by others that resulted in hundreds of comments a day. They barely talked in comments about the topic. They mostly discussed Susie’s bad hip and Buffy’s upcoming pap smear. It was clear that they were a tight group, and that the posts were simply a place for people to talk about themselves. I decided that I wanted my site’s comments to be ON TOPIC. I also realize that many of my regulars sort of became fans of one another. And I felt some kinda way about them too. Thus Daily Tea was born. It’s the perfect solution. We can chit chat about whatever in Daily Tea. I can talk about me in Daily Tea. Everyone can always go to the Daily Tea post and spill their guts. This was perhaps the most successful idea I have ever had.
I’m 1200 words into this post and have yet to get to the point. It’s a serious personal flaw. I’m angry today and I need to write and I am trying to explain in excruciating detail why. And this post is about Bethenny Frankel.
I feel the need to explain why Bethenny Frankel’s “attack” on Sonja is different from her character assignation of Luann.
I had a whole spiel to share but I am now drinking on an empty stomach as I am so appalled with some regulars I used to like I have become physically ill and lost my appetite and just began happy hour way too early. So this part will be way shorter than when I began.
Sonja Morgan is a flim flam artist. She has no businesses that are producing for her. She allied with the same person that Ramona allied with previously to make a dollar off of promoting someone on RHONY for a buck. This is not a new thing. It’s not even a bad thing. Heather Thompson has a very successful business and she was not above a $25K kickback. Allegedly. I don’t blame or judge any of these bitches for making all the money they can while being degraded on reality TV. Once you agree to roll in the sewer with pigs only to be mocked by Andy Cohen, get you dollahs.
But Sonja tried to get hers on the back of Bethenny Frankel. Bethenny is a business woman. A very successful business woman. Some try to knock her and discredit her, but she is a MOGUL in the beverage and low calorie products industry. And Sonja tried to get her kickback from this Peter imbecile whose claim to fame is trying to get a check off of the backs of housewives. Bethenny stopped that shit cold. As she should. She read Sonja for filth and it was glorious. It was great that she called Sonja out on her billions of failed business attempts. It was great that she did not fall for Sonja’s crocodile tears. It was great that Bethenny went for the jugular. Sonja deserved that. SOMEONE needed to tell Sonja that no one believes her delusional shit. Unlike Sonja’s little hangerson that encourage her to call in Gloria Allred, for fucks sake. Bethenny did not point out that Sonja is a whore. Or that she has a drinking problem. Or that she fucks with the same losers as Ramona. She did not say that Sonja has fucked everyone from Paul Nassif to the pirate that I believe Luann fucked first up the ass in the garden while on a trip. Bethenny kept things on topic. She did not wait for a time when the whole cast was there to do this. She handled it one on one, offered her a tissue and showed her the door.
Which brings us to Luann. It’s important to note here that Bethenny was super pissed with both Luann and Sonja before taping began for being holdout who bitched about her sweet contract. Believe you me Bethenny got the sort of contract Nene wants and will never get because Nene is one of the RHOA (interpret that distinction how you will, considering that Andy claims that there are no good options for a black woman on RHONY despite his tireless efforts to find one.) and from my perspective, someone he loves to exploit unlike Bethenny who suddenly got into his inner circle once she had way more money than he will ever see.
I get that Luann and Sonja have no real bargaining chips when it comes to their contracts and can never compete with Bethenny’s clout with Andy. What I don’t get is why Bethenny seems so butthurt with them for trying. But she is. I also get that Luann has implied that she had something to do with the Skinny Margarita in the past. Has she tried to puff herself up a bit about? Yes she has. Is this tantamount to what Sonja did ? Fuck no. And it was SEASONS AGO. Basically all Luann did at Dorinda’s was basically say, ” I was there when it all started. I knew you when…” And you know what? She did. Did she overstate that at points YEARS AGO? She did. but Bethenny claimed to have rekindled her “friendship” with Luann years ago.
So I find it odd that Bethenny made sure that Sonja was not allowed to be at the party where she could have been a friend to Luann in what was clearly a planned assault. I find Bethenny’s assault on Luann as a human being, her assault on her character seemingly out of the blues to be disgraceful. I don’t care what footage we didn’t see. The viewer has no idea why Bethenny was publically pointing out that Luann’s fiancé was someone who dated Sonja or Ramona or both. Those three have been passing men around for over a decade. This is not news, nor is it something that should upset Bethenny in the slightest At no time did Bethenny says ” YOU HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY SUCCESS AND I AM ANGRY THAT YOU CONTINUE TO SUGGEST OTHERWISE.” What she did was call her a slut. What she did was claim that Luann went up to Tom and said, “I’m next.” She did this all knowing Luann was in relationship with Tom. This was not an argument about “Luann attacking her business” as she later tried to dismiss it in her talking head. This was a character assassination this was a planned storyline that deliberately left Sonja out because she had been dealt with to let Luann know that she was pissed that she was talking about Bethenny’s contract and calling out Bravo for playing favorites. She could not say any of that, so she made sure Sonja was not there, and went in on her in a vicious, personal nasty way. This filming went on for HOURS as Andy so giddily told us last week. It was vile and it was wrong.
And after it happened the first time Bethenny took a time out to relax on her bed while the harpies came in to pump her up. Have I said vile yet? Because I am out of adjectives. I think the term bullying is way over used. But I think the boss’s favorite reclining her drunk ass on a bed while the majority of the group climbs on and supports her in her endeavors to eviscerate another woman qualifies.
And now the Internet bullying begins, because Andy Cohen is jazzing his pants claiming this is one of the top all five episodes of all time. He is PROUD of this episode. He no longer even attempts to hide his misogyny.
Between this and the shitheads who seem to think Kenya deserves to be mistreated, I’ve had enough today. I am not liking my job today. I am disappointed in some of my regulars today. I need to build new seats in the Window Licking Section today. Someone actually said, I enjoyed Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the same reason I loved this episode of RHONY.
LuAnn is and ACTUAL PERSON with FEELINGS and CHILDREN. I get that she signed up for reality TV and if she had actually done something worthy of this, that would be one thing. But she didn’t. Luann played the fakeass Countess role to the hilt for the first few years. But the last few she has openly let us know she is a single woman on the prowl getting laid whenever she wants. She is Luann now. She is not the Countess who said “don’t refer to me as Luann to the help.” She is herself NOW. There is no hypocrisy. There was no need to ostracize her and try to humiliate her. She was not wrong for hating Carole for fucking her nieces’ ex boyfriend all over TV. That must have been very painful for her niece who is not on the show. Carole, the cunt has never considered that once. She could have realized that Luann calling her a pedophile (that is how you spell it) was because of the damage Carole caused her niece. She could have said, ” Look Luann, Adam’s relationship was over. I get it. She really can’t stand to watch us on TV. That must be hard for her. But I saw a dude in your kitchen I wanted to fuck and it turned into something I didn’t expect and now it is a sort of a thing and I never meant to hurt you. I forgive you for lashing out. I would have done the same thing in your position. Now we have a job to do and let’s just try to not make things worse for everyone. I’m sorry. I didn’t know a relationship would happen.”
But that is what grown women do.