Publication: National Enquirer
Date: 6 June 2011
The Enquirer goes with a cover story saying Dancing With The Stars is rigged this season, and they put pictures of the finalists Kirstie Alley, Hines Ward and Chelsea Kane on the cover.
Here's the thing. They said the same thing two months ago and predicted the eventual winner would be Kirstie Alley or Kendra Wilkinson, two names well known to the readers of gossip rags.
Hines Ward won. He's not well known to the gossip world, but he's an athlete. Athletes do really well on this show.
This is exactly the type of story I had in mind when I started this blog, a time when the Enquirer expects that everyone has the attention span of a gnat and it will be ignored that their bold prediction of just two months ago was complete horseshit.
Guess what, Enquirer? I don't have the attention span of a gnat. I publish on the Internet, where nothing ever completely disappears down the memory hole.
The Enquirer prints lies, guesses and nonsense with astonishing regularity. This blog is here to catch the worst cases.
You're welcome. I'm glad to do it.