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The Spitzer Scandal

Ali de Bold

Would love to hear what you guys think about the way the media is portraying his wife. Here's what I think:

Mar 13, 2008 @ 01:17 pm

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depends on the source

I have heard a lot of sympathy for his wife on my end. However, I do tend to watch Good Morning America and other ensembles that have a female-heavy component on the anchor desk, for what it's worth.

What I've been hearing is "this poor, brave woman", "trying to hold it together for her family", "a real southern lady". My impression so far is that she's trying to do whatever is necessary to keep the situation from exploding by refusing to react to the pressure, and she's getting a lot of sympathy for it. Which is not to say people aren't wondering why on earth she's doing it. I can't say that I've really picked up on a lot of critique, but as I said before, it may depend on the source.

What I DO find interesting is that the call girl is getting a lot of attention along the lines of "who is this woman who's brought down a governor?" Like a sick fascination, and not a whole lot of condemnation of her actions either (although in her defense, it was just her job). Of all the parties involved, most of the criticisms I've heard have been against Spitzer himself.
Mar 14, 2008 @ 11:04 am
Ali de Bold


Maybe it is playing out differently depending where you live. Here in Toronto every newscast was wondering why she stays with him. One of them even ran a story about other disgraced wives and the 'phenomenon' of them standing by their husband's side.

One other thing:
I don't think the call girl should be blamed either. Though I do not approve of her line of work, she was just doing her job. She is not married, she is not the governor, she is not the one with a reputation for busting up prostitution rings. He should be the only person held responsible here.
Mar 14, 2008 @ 12:13 pm
Feisty Redhead


I also think it depends on where you are what you're hearing... at least partially. What I am hearing is a lot of sympathy and support for the wife and how strong she is being and handling this situation so well while she's being thrown into the spotlight throughout such a difficult time, the call girl is becoming a wee bit of a celebrity of sorts (explain this one for me please cause I don't get it?) and beyond that we are not hearing much about HIM - the one that actually matters most in the situation. Other than how he's disgraced his wife - nobody is talking about his role in all this very much in my part of the world.
Mar 14, 2008 @ 06:12 pm

Feisty - funny you should mention...

I have heard quite a bit about this call girl, that she's being approached by several men's magazines to do a spread, and even that she may write a book or do a 'made for tv' movie! Apparently she once appeared in a Girls Gone Wild video and the company is planning to rerelease it (and are anticipating making a fortune with it). So, the bottom line is: Mr. Spitzer is ashamed of his actions, Mrs. Spitzer and family are horribly embarrassed yet putting on brave faces, and lil miss thang is going to get stink rich off this episode. For the record, I agree with MissChickie that the balance of blame should not be with the girl; however, I think it is heinous that she will come out best in the end (even if in a notorious way). It's a twisted world.
Mar 19, 2008 @ 09:09 pm

You can't blame the girl.

Hey, she is incredibly hot. She deserves every penny.
If i am his wife, I think i would be so upset and want to divorce him.
He is stupid enough to go to call girls which he is famed for fighting against it.
Mar 21, 2008 @ 10:53 am

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