HIGH SOCIETY is Faux Society on the CW
‘High Society’ on the CW starring socialite Tinsley Mortimer, otherwise known as ‘The Tinz’, and an ensemble cast of urban trust fundafarian’s, fauxsocialite’s, criminals, tranny’s or those suspected of possessing extra equipment, who will probably need to come clean ala Lady Gaga to persuade non-believers, and frauds has been one of the most over hyped reality shows. This launching pad for New York Socialite Tinsley Mortimer received incessant media attention for months preceding its airing this week. As anyone who lives in New York City who attends a few social events may attest to, her cast mates are those who have been positioning themselves for reality fame virtually since birth and their lives are a seeming caricature of the persona’s of themselves that they hope to play on screen. At this stage of the reality cycle, one cannot be sure that the quest for fame is not an Andy Warhol gene passed down into the offspring of today’s social creatures. The reviews, however, are now in. Most are not good. By most accounts, High Society should be more appropriately titled High Times, as you would have to do many a bong hit to believe that this is what is representative of ‘High Society’ in New York City. Whereas High Society has generally been defined as the ‘fashionable elite‘, the phrase has even been used as a brand of a porno magazine but never before for fame seeking douchebags who hustle designers for free clothes to wear on T.V. during their dance with fame.
Today I received notification of a series of blog posts on Scallywag & Vagabond ridiculing the participation in the staging of CW’s High Society by a certain Media Whore/Manipulator for Hire who operates a pay for play platform known as Guestofaguest.com. Scallywag & Vagabond, much like this blogger did 7-8 months ago, called into question the “bona fide” press/journalist credentials of GuestofaGuest.com Founder, Rachelle Hruska.
In the fall of 2009, my blog entitled “RACHELLE HRUSKA: Social Journalist or Helping the Scissors Mafia Take Over NYC?” was viewed by many as a hit piece. Mutual friends and acquaintances of both myself and Ms. Hruska, including those of whom do not have their own wikipedia entry like Ms. Hruska crafted for herself, thought that it was impolite, disrespectful of her stature. Some even suggested that perhaps I was jealous of her success.
While Rachelle’s total lack of transparency bordering on fraud was so obvious to me, I just wondered why it took so long for someone else to actually comment on this subject. It is thus with all due respect that I tip my hat to Scallywag & Vagabond for their dissection of Ms. Hruska. It showed tremendous chutzpah, bravado…and well phuck it, I will say it straight up, big balls so generally not apparent today in the mainstream media. Mazel Tov to Scallywag and Vagabond. I got a lot of grief for essentially pointing out that Rachelle Hruska was oddly being promoted as the Queen Bee of a new brand of pay for play social journalism in New York City and the agent for the Scissors Mafia Poseurs who were taking over New York Nightlife. The woman even appeared as a talking head on selected stories on certain mainstream media outlets. Anyone with half a brain could see that after about two seconds, she looked much like Sarah Palin looking down at her palm for notes. But if you are pretty, smile into the camera perhaps the masses will not notice your lack of expertise. I was told by several folks to lay off Rachelle because she was cute, nice and sexy. Since when do we give a pass to those who deceive simply cause they kind of look good?
THE BIG MISTAKE
Some have made the mistake of buying into the assumption that Rachelle Hruska is actually some kind of a journalist in the first place, rather than an extension of the public relations arm of certain individuals and brands.
Many find it confusing because her brand of “journalism” is to run a press release supplied to her and her staff of writers with a few minor edits, so that the blog basically reflects what those with influence seem to want her to say. That she then gets positioned for appearances on television so that she can serve as their mouthpiece is not surprising, but there should be fuller disclosure about who and what is behind the rise of Rachelle Hruska. While Rachelle has worked the room and become known as the queen bee of the scissors gang mafia that occupy the nightly culture of distraction in the city, while promoting the meaningless social advancement agenda of the retards that permeate around Club Land Nightlife, she is still very much a work in progress who has made some powerful connections to enhance her celebrity and media profile. So, they put her on TV and allow her to speak because she looks good and not because you will hear anything of intellectual import spewing from her pretty lips. She knows how to follow the script provided to her. Her rise as a media figure is as curious as it is well, odd. That a woman of such average intelligence has “accomplishments” regularly bestowed upon her is clearly an attempt to suggest otherwise. Idiot? No. An insightful independent journalist with fascinating opinions? Hardly. Hence, one who studies the curious rise of Ms. Hruska can only be left with the impression that she is but a Trojan Horse or prophylactic for the agenda of others. Perhaps, as certain individuals have surmised, that her “accomplishments” are the result of a team of people who have USED her to advance their own agenda. (See: Steve Lewis of Blackbook Mag; Facebook stalking - Winklevoss Twins or (see Wikipedia), founders of GuestofaGuest.com who consistently receive favorable social press in said social blog).
WHY IT MATTERS
Consider the disparate treatment provided by GuestofaGuest.com in July 2009 to two presumed Gubernatorial Candidates, David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo, which violated charity event coverage protocol to sling mud at a sitting Governor who merely attended a charity event. This is important to consider especially considering Scallywag & Vagabond’s exposure of Ms. Hruska’s less than transparent, pay for play journalism. Ask yourself whether the lack of transparency in reporting and representation allows her to have an impact to an audience of younger readers while appearing independent. If the CW could “buy” Ms. Hruska, did the Cuomo campaign buy her as well? Inquiring minds want to know.
David Paterson: Southampton’s “After Ten” Party Draws A Ritzy Crowd, David Patterson Remains A Horrible Governor
Andrew Cuomo: Fundraiser, West Village Penthouse, although it may have been a mistake to take a photo, with this guy.
Fact is in America 2010 the American Media landscape is littered with lots of pretty faces with empty heads all too eager to be famous themselves, who report to the dumb down masses while collecting a check from someone who tells them what to say and when. Nobody (with half a brain) will ever confuse Ms. Hruska with Walter Cronkite. The fact is simply that GuestofaGuest has simply lowered the bar for what idiots might perceive is actually journalism and therein lay her ability to make an impact on an unsuspecting public when there is a lack of transparency.
In conclusion, while I have heard of folks “jumping the shark”, one has to wonder whether the Tinsley Mortimer, Rachelle Hruska (who herself knows something about jumping sharks), Devorah Rose, Jules Kirby et al etc. ensemble is akin to using WaveRunners to vault over the sharks straight over a Niagra Falls like plunge to oblivion or taking a long walk off a bridge to no where. You’d really have to be “high” to think that this is ‘High Society’ rather than perhaps High Society as imagined by the bastard anal love child of Satan and Narcissus, one that had to be extracted by colonic to remove all remnants of the fecal child from the lower colon of Narcissus.