Sunday, March 6, 2011

The allure of Reality TV


Does anyone remember the "Balloon Boy" hoopla a couple of years ago? It seems like the allure of becoming a reality TV star causes people to do crazy things. Political analyst Andy Ostroy summed up so-called Reality Television quite nicely:

"Reality television is a stain on our society and an insult to culture. It's dumbed-down television at its worst, lowest common-denominator."

 Most of the time "Reality TV" is an oxymoron. There is little reality in reality TV. Operation Repo is a dramatization of repos, not actual repos. The chefs in "Iron Chef America" know the ingredients beforehand (I don't care I still love this show). "The Biggest Loser" contestants put their lives at risk by severely restricting calorie intake and intentionally dehydrate to manipulate weight loss numbers. Thank MTV and The Real World for turning a good idea and degrading it into Jerry Springer-style drama. 

Despite all this stupidity and asininity, Reality TV is still in high demand. Given the fear-mongering surrounding people listed on the public sex offender registry, it comes as no surprise a few individuals of credible sanity have stepped up to fill a perceived need for pseudo-reality television:

Judy Cornett: By far, Cornett is the worst person given any degree of credibility. Cornett has been on national television and is seen by many as a sort of expert in the field. I see her as at best an armchair quarterback with limited knowledge and an obvious bias. Like many others who decided to exploit their personal tragedies into a business venture, Cornett has forsaken all to win fame even at the expense of her son, who is now serving 25 years in prison for a violent crime. According to Cornett herself, there is a book deal, a motion picture, and a reality show coming. I wonder if any of these ventures will include her son's arrest for attempted murder and aggravated assault. Just remember where her proceeds are going to-- the criminal defense of a man who robbed and shot two people.


John Hoff (a.k.a., "Johnny Northside"): John Hoff is not the first local crime blogger featured here-- after all, we have featured other mentally deficient wannabe crimebloggers Rob Taylor and "Shoalanda" on this very site. So John Hoff thinks a snazzy nickname and a big mouth will net him a reality show. He's taking it one step further by actually filming promos and making a website for his reality show (hXXp://www.evilpinkpony.com/). If his movie actually becomes successful, I'm sure it will all be taken by the various lawsuits filed against him over the past few months, which included Hoff intentionally dodging court process servers. Ironic, huh?

Barbara Farris: Crazy vigilante Barbara Farris is aggressively pimping her own reality show, which, ironically enough, led to a brush with the law. Like Hoff, Farris has been pimping a self-created project, mostly on YouTube. The YouTube campaign is laughable as Farris aggressively screens critical comments and disabled ratings after getting dozens of Thumbs Down ratings for her pathetic videos.


Has anyone noticed a little something about the three stooges here? There is a blatant disregard for the law, aside from the harassment. Cornett justifies her son's violent crime and had the audacity to ask her supporters to pay for his appeal. Hoff posted the residences of registered persons in Minnesota (which is illegal), dodged process servers, and bragged about it. Farris has multiple brushes with the law. They harass former offenders, of course, which would be illegal if it was anyone else. It truly is amazing what people will do for the sake of being a reality star. What's next? Cornett on Dancing with the Stars? Hoff as WWE Champion like that other worthless reality show clown The Miz? But most likely, we'll see Farris on Cops-- as an arrestee!

14 comments:

SOIssues said...

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http://tinyurl.com/RSOVigilanteCabal

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SOIssues said...

Sorry, that last URL was incorrect.

http://tinyurl.com/RSOVigilantism

Once Fallen said...

Thanks for the new link, now I can fix the bad link.

Anonymous said...

Great post on John Hoff.
If you have time listen to the recording of John Hoff and hear what he is really like. Threats and intimidation are his trademark:

http://www.mplsmirror.com/mpls/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=812:blogosphere-trial-of-the-centuryhow-hoff-operates-behind-the-scene&catid=49:quick-notes-and-observations&Itemid=174

Voice of Reason said...

I'll post the link to the Vigilante Cabal on my blog too. The AZU mob are so emphatic that details of offenders must be made public that it would be hypocritical of them to object to their own details being made public.

BTW.. I noticed that your stalker has gone MIA. I wonder if he's back in gaol. It wouldn't surprise me as it was only a matter of time.

Voice of Reason said...

Tried to access the Vigilante Cabal doc but am getting a message that I don't have permission. You may need to review your permission settings so everyone can view it.

Once Fallen said...

Ha! You probably jinxed it. Now he'll pop up like whack-a-mole

Voice of Reason said...

That's ok; it means we get to whack him yet again. He's a glutton for punishment. At least Jeremy learnt his lesson after being handed his arse many, many times and retreated from the limelight.

Once Fallen said...

Maybe he's trying to get his own "reality" show. A little more pouf in his hair and he can be the male Snooki LOL

Anonymous said...

Is anyone following Farris? she's suckered in more people, selling shit on her justbeeaware.com website. runs some stupid theride2011.com thing, claiming all sorts of shit on facebook. she now has an idiotic blogspot radio show. She's scamming everyone she can get her grubby hands on and breaking crimes all around. Someone needs to stay on top of this crazy nut. Is her birthday may 25, 71? because i have found felonies against her along with misdemeanors in 2001. is that related to Yates?

Anonymous said...

is she the same barbara farris that tried to pull the scam of bluedolphinii.com check webarchive or google it. she seems to have all types of schemes going on throughout the years. anyone know that can clarify for me please? thanks

Once Fallen said...

That is pretty interesting. I don't know what her middle name is but I thought it WAS Jean.

Anonymous said...

Farris starting up her bullshit again. Claiming to breaking open some investigation at the same time making she to get some money. What a fucking nut...won't fly in planes because of some conspiracy to get her? The only people that know she even exists are the community members that stopped her dumbass camp in Florida and the ten people that she talks to. What a piece of work...she is as nutty as they come.

oncefallendotcom said...

As an aside, Barbara Farris and David Rowe of No Peace For Predators is in a dead heat for Everyday Zeroes Award at the Shiitake Awards