As a sports nut, I couldn't help but notice all the Erin Andrews stalking drama that's been going on for the last year or two. In a nutshell, last year some creep posted a nude photo of the ESPN host on a website that he videotaped through a hotel peephole. Quickly, a whole media brouhaha ensued, the creep got caught, Andrews notoriety went gangbusters and the guy was eventually sentenced to 30 months in jail. Fair enough. But the problem I have with Erin Andrews is how she handled the whole thing: self-righteous, over-the-top, snobby, victimhood with drama and emotions that would make Meryl Streep envious. Then too, as a host on ESPN, Andrews never seemed to have any problem playing up her good looks and charm with the mostly male, testosterone-filled, sports crowd (and let's not pretend that Andrews being a "PWF" aka 'Pretty White Female' didn't play into all the attention this drama got either).
So nitwit conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck makes a "joke" about how Erin's stalker/peeping tom could have saved himself some jail time if he just waited a few weeks to see her on "Dancing With The Stars" (where Andrews is a contestant on wearing half-naked outfits) and now the whole world (including, of course, Andrews) is ready to crucify her. First, you know that half the grief Hasselbeck's getting is due to her being a the sole "conservative" on a popular, left-leaning, daytime TV show. Then too is the fact that it was a "JOKE"...yunno like haha, funny...surely David Letterman or Jay Leno could've made the same joke on late-night TV and gotten away with it. Finally, even after Hasselbeck apologized to Andrews personally, the pretentious snob that is Andrews couldn't resist playing the righteous feminist card while taking a cheap shot at Elisabeth: “It was a slap in the face to victims of stalking and sexual predators. As a mother and a woman, I’m disappointed she went there.” Really now, was that necessary? Of course not. But then when it comes to playing the victim we haven't seen this kind of theatrics from a woman since the likes of Susan Smith.