ABC Running American Idol Expose?
Matt Drudge has the blue sirens out with the banner headline “FOX LEGAL THREAT OVER ABCNEWS ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ EXPOSÃƒ‰.”
FOX owner Rupert Murdoch has informed executives that ABC is attempting to maliciously ‘destroy’ the nation’s most-watched series as it heads into the final weeks…
‘We got all these ridiculous questions yesterday from an ABC producer,’ a top IDOL source tells the DRUDGE REPORT. ‘ABC can not beat us with programming, so they are attempting to bring us down with lies and false charges.’
FOX believes ABC has interviewed a half a dozen losing contestants — contestants who will claim AMERICAN IDOL producers and judges somehow manipulate the show’s outcome! […] At the center of the questions, the IDOL source claims, is the actions of show judge Paula Abdul. “[ABC] is trying to say Paula somehow cheats and picks favorite singers to nurture, in violation of some sort of network standards,” the IDOL source, who demanded anonymity, explaines.
It’s rather well known that the judges try to manipulate the voting and that the voting process is essentially rigged owing to segretated phone lines for each contestant that are guaranteed to be always busy owing to inadequate bandwidth. And, obviously, news networks have a right under the 1st Amendment to air views of losing contestants giving their opinions.