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Bristol Palin reality show set for June 19 on Lifetime
Washington Post ^ | 05/22/2012 | Lisa de Moraes

Posted on 05/29/2012 1:58:24 PM PDT by Mozilla

More than a year after it was first announced, Bristol Palin’s latest foray into reality TV will finally become, well, a reality, on June 19.

Only the premise has changed again slightly, bringing the premise tally to three, to date.

Lifetime announced Tuesday it will telecast two episodes of “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” each Tuesday night, following Bristol’s life as a single mom “living under intense media scrutiny that comes from her lineage as the daughter of former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.”

Only now she’ll be moving from Wasilla to Los Angeles with her younger sister Willow. And, apparently, back to Alaska “as she deals with parenting and disciplining her toddler without Tripp’s father.”

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1 posted on 05/29/2012 1:58:27 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

McCain’s daughter will go ballistic if this show makes it.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 2:04:12 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: Mozilla

I’d like to hope I could discourage my adult children from doing a reality show??? Money talks...


3 posted on 05/29/2012 2:13:22 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

You would be against a show designed to instill traditional values and morality? In favor of more sick sitcoms? sick dramas? sick cartoon shows? Katy Couric news, left wing documentaries, PBS, why?


4 posted on 05/29/2012 2:21:51 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12; Yaelle
In favor of

Where did you read anything about "in favor of" something in the above post #3?

5 posted on 05/29/2012 2:24:22 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Mozilla
Bristol's reality show will immediately race to the top of the TV ratings and Bristol will become a top movie star and conservative political analyst.
However, I'm worried that Bristol and Willow will be ruthlessly attacked y unwanted media scrutiny.
6 posted on 05/29/2012 2:25:50 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
I'm worried that Bristol and Willow will be ruthlessly attacked y unwanted media scrutiny.

Yep, I just imagine that idiot a-hole Letterman has more statutory rape jokes ready about Willow.

7 posted on 05/29/2012 2:29:39 PM PDT by Marathoner (If the election was Obama vs. Satan I'd have to flip a coin.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

They were all attacked when Sarah was announced as McCain’s running mate.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 2:30:03 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: humblegunner

LOL, you policing the threads now?


9 posted on 05/29/2012 2:30:39 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Just axed a simple question.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 2:31:56 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Mozilla
I wish Bristol the best, and I hope she has prepared herself.

She seems to be growing up and handling herself well lately.

She will be a target.

11 posted on 05/29/2012 2:40:34 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Navy Patriot

“She will be a target.”

That is true and it is sad that Bristol and Willow just want to left alone and the media refuses to respect their privacy.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 2:46:22 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Navy Patriot

Well, Bristol seems to be giving just as good as she’s getting on her blog.

JMO.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Uncle Slayton

HUH???

aRE YOU KIDDING?

...left alone?? with a Reality show??

I hate people using their kids in a reality show.Dumb move.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Uncle Slayton
Bristol and Willow just want to left alone

Yes, many people do reality shows when they want to be left alone.
It's a great way to get out of the spotlight.

Yep.

15 posted on 05/29/2012 2:57:58 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Agreed. This whole thing is very confusing. She wrote off reality TV in January and complains about the rumors and trash talking about her. Then she decides to do a reality show and pull her child into the limelight? She has opened Pandora’s Box and from the day this airs, will have to live with whatever trash talk comes her way. If she truly wanted to be left alone to raise her child in peace, she would steer clear from “reality tv”. I see tough times coming her way, unfortunately.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 3:01:20 PM PDT by Snark
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To: ansel12
You would be against a show designed to instill traditional values and morality?

_______________________________

Ridiculous, even for you.

17 posted on 05/29/2012 3:01:44 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
I'm worried that Bristol and Willow will be ruthlessly attacked y unwanted media scrutiny.

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A) Stay out of the public eye and raise your kid quietly, not in front of the cameras if you want to avoid the media.

B) This is a palin we're talking about...there is no such thing as unwanted media.

18 posted on 05/29/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: humblegunner

LOL!!!

I see these two Palin teenagers giving the Kardashians a run for their money. At just about the same level of entertainment value, imho. The Wasilla WalMart Kardashians.

Sarah’s children thus far have not been assets to her image and harmed her potential to serve in national office.
Sad what Bristol’s selfish attention-seeking has cost all of us...sorry to see Willow going the same way
:-(


19 posted on 05/29/2012 3:09:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: wtc911; Uncle Slayton

Getting out the conservative message and promoting traditional values is the goal, this is yet another opportunity.

Bristol Palin is a conservative spokeswoman, an official national spokeswoman for abstinence and life, and you think it is ridiculous?

You are famous for your hatred of the Palins and conservatism, don’t let it twist and distort all of your thinking.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 3:10:40 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12
You would be against a show designed to instill traditional values and morality?

How exactly is a single mother, who never married the father of her child, going to instill traditional values? She can hardly be expected to preach values as there's a credibility factor MISSING.

The money she'll make from the show will go a long way in supporting herself and child. And that's fine.
21 posted on 05/29/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: ansel12

Yes, claiming that a single mom who got pregnant in HS and is now using the kid to get a TV show is a demonstration of family and conservative values is ridiculous.


22 posted on 05/29/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: silverleaf

i agree with you and hg. this bugs me,and i’m an admirer
of sarah palin. exploitation of fame and fast cash-kind of a turn off. is she not “college material”?


23 posted on 05/29/2012 3:20:16 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: Shannon

Bristol Palin became a national spokeswoman for abstinence, and not aborting children, it is a formal role.

Her having sex with her high school sweetheart did not remove her from the human race, or condemn her forever, Bristol has become an inspirational representative of life and abstinence.

“In May 2009, at age 18, Palin started working with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy to inform young people about the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy. The campaign’s spokesman, said that working with Palin made sense, because “she’s had the highest-profile teen pregnancy of the year.” Several interviews and pictorials for similar organizations followed. Also in May 2009 Palin was named a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation, a teen pregnancy prevention organization that is a division of the Candie’s clothing brand.”
“Her duties as a paid spokeswoman involved attending town hall meetings, public service announcements, and giving interviews on morning talk shows.”


24 posted on 05/29/2012 3:25:35 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12; Shannon
Also in May 2009 Palin was named a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation...

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And then got back together with Levi behind her parents' back and after he had slimed the family in public.

It will be a cold day in hell before I would ever hold this dope up as a model for anything. And I have three grown, productive, stable daughters.

25 posted on 05/29/2012 3:31:43 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

You are so full of troll hatred, that you can’t even seem to recognize that she works in conservative causes, and for abstinence and pro-life.

I think you are pro-abortion, and that is one reason that you despise social conservatives so much, but really, this white hot anger at the Palins is not sane.


26 posted on 05/29/2012 3:32:17 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
However, I'm worried that Bristol and Willow will be ruthlessly attacked y unwanted media scrutiny

"Unwanted" media scrutiny - ha, that's funny. She's starring in her own reality show. Seems like she's inviting "media scrutiny."

27 posted on 05/29/2012 3:32:48 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Uncle Slayton

I don’t know about Willow but Bristol doesn’t want to be left alone.

She’s very active on facebook and actually sounds pretty darn smart.

I hope she stays true to her values and is a success.

I’ve always liked her and all the Palin girls.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 3:34:56 PM PDT by altura
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To: Mozilla; mickie
The liberal Huffington Puffington Post already had an article on Bristol and her upcoming show that was beyond snarky in personal attacks.

The show turning out to be good or bad doesn't matter.....both the show and she will be panned because of the name "Palin"....nothing else matters.

Leni

29 posted on 05/29/2012 3:42:49 PM PDT by MinuteGal (OMG !!!.....Obama Must Go !!!)
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To: wtc911

Man, do you realize how childish you seem with that petty hatred, Bristol Palin and her son’s father resumed communication and talking to each other for a while.

That was a normal thing for them to do.

What isn’t normal is your passionate hatred against anything Palin or involving social conservatism.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: wtc911
I'm with you.

If this offends anyone, that's too bad, but to me she seems like someone out for fame and money. I can not lionize this girl simply because I like her mother.
31 posted on 05/29/2012 3:54:35 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: timeflies

And Levi will want half the money!


32 posted on 05/29/2012 3:57:52 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: Shannon

You just signed up with the biggest Palin hater left on freerepublic, and a pro-abortion liberal.

He has had so many close death brushes with JR, that we couldn’t begin to count them.

I don’t understand what this young woman and conservative activist could have done to create such antipathy among a handful of supposedly decent,loving Christian folks.


33 posted on 05/29/2012 4:03:19 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: wtc911
Criticizing a Palin is equivalent to being a communist, doncha know?

All kidding aside, I'm a HUGE fan of Sarah Palin. But, like you, I'm just not into hero worship.

34 posted on 05/29/2012 4:05:05 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Shannon

I made an error, the number one Palin hater as designated by JR is still here, she wasn’t banned, wtc911 is second.


35 posted on 05/29/2012 4:06:35 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Leaning Right

There is hero worship, and then there is white hot blind hatred.

Then there are those who hate social conservatism.


36 posted on 05/29/2012 4:13:42 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Bristol and Willow did not choose this life. This life was thrust upon them by the American people who called their mother to service.

It is likely that Bristol and even Willow will follow their Mother’s footsteps and become political commentators and perhaps even high political office.


37 posted on 05/29/2012 4:15:20 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: ansel12
There is hero worship, and then there is white hot blind hatred.

I agree, 100%. If there were any blind hatred of a Palin here, I would jump on it, maybe even before you! But I just don't see any blind hatred here. I just see reasonable criticism.

38 posted on 05/29/2012 4:22:48 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: MinuteGal

It is not only the Palin name, but Bristol has her own conservative voice, the media will never give her fair treatment.

You could see the treatment of her book, although it became a best seller on the New York Times lists.


39 posted on 05/29/2012 4:23:01 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12
You would be against a show designed to instill traditional values and morality?

I could be if good intentions are outweighed by a life that, to date, is chaotic and unrepresentative of "traditional values and morality." Bristol should settle down, find a "father-figure" for her kid and make something of herself before she tries to become some sort of conservative example.

She's just trying to make some moolah while her Mom's still in the news. I'm way tired of it.

40 posted on 05/29/2012 4:30:23 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: wtc911
It will be a cold day in hell before I would ever hold this dope up as a model for anything.

THANK YOU. I got flamed royally, multiple times on another thread the other day for daring to express my utter lack of interest in what this sad girl can contribute to the national conversation. Her message is fine, but she has not earned an ounce of credibility.

So, who cares?

41 posted on 05/29/2012 4:40:12 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I agree that they didn’t ask to be in the limelight initially. But shopping yourself to network TV (Dancing with the Stars and now this reality show) opens the door to criticism. If you complain about the media and all the hatred aimed at you personally due to the media, why in Gods name would you contact the media to put you on a reality show about yourself???? This is like knowing that fire will kill you and then walking into a burning building to see what happens....


42 posted on 05/29/2012 4:43:49 PM PDT by Snark
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To: BfloGuy

That was way wrong.

Nothing about Bristol’s life has been “chaotic and unrepresentative of “traditional values and morality.”, unless you want to count the one sex act

She had sex with her high school boyfriend, became pregnant and handled it well ever since that slip.

For years now Bristol Palin has devoted herself to promoting life, abstinence, traditional family values, and conservatism.

She will be turning 22 in a few months, and very few people that age have done so much for conservatism and their fellow young females and in promoting abstinence and recovery from a sexual mistake, and not compounding it with an abortion.

It looks like she is going to be a strong leader for our cause, lord knows that she can take the pressure of being an outspoken conservative.


43 posted on 05/29/2012 4:44:53 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Shannon

“How exactly is a single mother, who never married the father of her child, going to instill traditional values? She can hardly be expected to preach values as there’s a credibility factor MISSING.”

The same way that a church is a hospital for sinners, not a shrine for saints......


44 posted on 05/29/2012 4:45:25 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Leaning Right

wtc911 has such a hatred for anything Palin that it is legendary here at freerepublic.

His posts on this thread reflect that, they are nothing but insulting sniping, and totally ignore her role in conservative activism although he is well aware of it.


45 posted on 05/29/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Mozilla

for later


46 posted on 05/29/2012 4:47:23 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Uncle Slayton
It is likely that Bristol and even Willow will follow their Mother’s footsteps and become political commentators and perhaps even high political office

Whew! That would be a relief! I was concerned these two girls would use their springboard from Hollywood into Reality TV for yet another shallow vapid voyeuristic show about the meaningless lives of C Lister celebrities doing, like, real stuff, like partying, shopping, and occasional diaper changing to show the really awful stuff single mothers have to deal with

Like, what better preparations for a high political office? College and public service are soooo overrated.
47 posted on 05/29/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: ansel12
She will be turning 22 in a few months

Sorry, dude. I just don't see her as an example of conservative womanhood. I don't hate her, nor do I condemn her. Just can't get excited about her unearned celebrity.

48 posted on 05/29/2012 4:55:53 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: silverleaf; Uncle Slayton

You must be very accomplished to be so brutal and mocking against a couple of Alaskan girls one 17 and one 21.

I think it is reasonable to expect good things from them, Bristol has already delivered in spades for her age.


49 posted on 05/29/2012 5:01:43 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: Snark

DWTS approached her, gave her a public platform for her conservative activism and bought her and her son a house, why would anyone turn DWTS down?

Bristol has only complained about the way the media covers her family, all conservatives have the same complaint.

Bristol has never pleaded to be left alone, she is making her living in media and is a new York Times, best selling author.

As long as her work can preach her conservative message, and reach the young women that she is trying to help, then she is succeeding.


50 posted on 05/29/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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