Big Brother 2: Krista Supporters Strike Back -- and Strike Out
by David Bloomberg
After Krista was evicted and continued her deceitful ways, some of her supporters let us know that they were unhappy at the way she was being portrayed. Here we respond to those criticisms and point out that, well, they really didn't have much in the way of a solid defense.
I think your portrayal of Krista is very wrong, if you are getting your information from Banish-Krista.com. That site was put up before anyone ever knew anything about Krista and it looks like it did its job well. The author of the page has stated in other news articles that she hates southerners. Also, you guys keep quoting from Joker's board. That board has been very biased this year.
The only information I got from banish-krista.com was the note about Krista choosing to stay in L.A. rather than going straight home to see her daughter. The only information that has been obtained from the Joker’s Updates site related to Will and wasn’t even in recent articles, so I’m really not sure what this comment was all about. But even if we did use the site, what makes it “biased”? Because they disagree with you? Alas, none of those who complained gave a good reason not to use any of the sites we referenced, and did not provide evidence that anything quoted was incorrect.
A fact is a fact. For example, either Krista is staying in L.A. or she is going home to be with her daughter. None of the people who commented said banish-krista.com was wrong about this, they just criticized the source. I find this intriguing. In fact, it reminds me of when Kent nominated Krista and pointed out her lies and manipulation as the reason why. What happened? Krista got upset at Kent. Why? He told the truth. But Krista didn’t like that truth, so she went after the person who let the others know.
Krista only drank 2 to 3 swallows of Nyquil on her birthday night. This has been expanded on the net to bottles and bottles everyday. She had complained about sinus and cold problems for about 2 days prior to the Nyquil incident. I really think she was joking around when she drank it, but made a bad decision to make that joke. … There were several nights in the house where booze was there and she did not drink anything.
Maybe she was joking, maybe not. But she did mention it several times over the course of several days. Most people don’t think about drinking Nyquil for the buzz, but Krista apparently did. Taken by itself it might mean nothing, but as was pointed out in the America’s Sweetheart article, Krista has displayed other tendencies that have to make us wonder if she has a problem with alcohol. Having an alcohol problem doesn’t make her a bad person, but if she does have such a problem, she needs to recognize it and do something about it. The next guy who is threatening her while she’s drunk might not be “kidding.”
I think she made some bad decisions in the house, but to call her evil and trash is just going too far.
The only person I have called “evil” in the house is the self-proclaimed “Evil Doctor,” Will. I don’t believe any of us have called her “trash” either. Accusations like these have peppered the complaints we’ve received, yet they make no sense since they are untrue.
About her decision to buy flowers for Mike over Laken. I am a single mother and if I thought I could "buy" a vote for $100 for a chance to make life better for me and my child, I would have done the same thing. To me that is putting her child first. Many things regarding her and Laken have been misquoted and quite frankly just lied about. I think she is a great mother and she and Laken will grow even closer once the media frenzy dies down.
How do you know what kind of mother she is? Have you seen something other than what the rest of us have seen on TV? If you haven’t, how on Earth can you claim she’s a great mother? If you have, why didn’t you include that information?
Regarding her flowers to Mike, do you really think Mike would not have voted to her in the final two (if she’d have gotten that far) just because she chose to do something nice for her own daughter? If so, what kind of person is he? And what kind of person is Krista for liking him?
What about Krista and Laken has been lied about, and where? In any of the RealityNewsOnline articles? No. So why even bring it up?
The other houseguests have more serious issues than Krista had, but the net has done such a good job of slanting things against Krista that the others are skating by with little bad publicity.
The person who wrote this must have serious tunnel vision. Kent was criticized early on for his homophobic comments, though he ended up winning viewers over through his character. Autumn was criticized early on. All of Chill Town has been criticized time and time again. Monica has been criticized for losing her grip. Bunky has been criticized for being too weepy (though that changed a bit recently); Nicole for being too bossy; Hardy for plotting and being too pushy. I think the only person who hasn’t been criticized publicly has been Sheryl, and she was the first one out! I really can’t understand how somebody could say other people have been skating by. Like Krista, several houseguests (Mike, Shannon, and Hardy) have had their criminal records made public. No patient in their right mind will ever trust Will as a doctor. Etc.
I think you should do an article about how the net fans are going overboard in their "herd mentality" and spewing hate all over the net. That is the true story of this
BB to me. I enjoyed last year's BB, but not this year’s. What does it mean when we, as a society, have come to the point where it is "fun" to trash other people. Look at most of the reality shows on TV now. They are mostly about degrading yourself to be a participant. Some of those are Fear Factor, Weakest Link, Survivor, BigBrother, Temptation Island, etc. Do we not want to feel good about other people anymore? This commenter has combined two disparate points. Yes, a lot of the recent reality shows have emphasized conflict. Indeed, the allegations surrounding the recent Manhunt scandal have stemmed from the folks at Paramount apparently being unhappy that the contestants got along too well – they wanted conflict. Big Brother 2 appears to have been cast specifically for conflict as well, because last year’s show was determined to be too boring.
However, that has nothing to do with recent articles about Krista. I don’t care what is being said anywhere else on the net. Indeed, I probably don’t have time to read it. The articles that I (and others on this site) wrote came from our own thoughts and opinions and from watching how Krista acted. Frankly, I have yet to see anybody point to anything in these articles and show it to be untrue. They just don’t like that we’ve written them. Well, I’m sorry, but we’ll call things as we see them.
I also find it odd that this person complained about our treatment of Krista but also defended her in other comments. Krista has been involved in quite a lot of the “trashing” that went on in the BB2 house.
I for one admire Krista for taking a chance to make life better for her and her daughter.
It’s quite possible to admire her for taking a chance like this, but not admire the way she has handled herself. They are really two separate issues. She took a chance and tried to win some big money, but in doing so, she made herself a poor role model for the very daughter she was trying to help.
Quit picking on Krista for the knife incident with Justin!
There are many problems with the knife incident – the main being that Krista apparently wants to have it both ways. She says she remembers it, but also says she doesn’t. She knew he was kidding, but doesn’t recall a knife being involved. Which is it? Furthermore, a dedicated reader told me that 3bigshows.com flew two different banners reminding Krista about the knife incident and asking other houseguests to inquire about them. The first, on August 9, said: “ASK KR..J+KNIFE - 3BIGSHOWS.COM.” My correspondent tells me that when this flew the houseguests all saw it and Krista thought it meant jackknife or something. Nicole asked her if the J could mean Justin and she denied it. So, 3bigshows.com ran another one the next day: “J & KR KINKY KNIFEPLAY XPELS J.” Again, she was asked if a knife and Justin had any meaning, and again she denied it.
So, did she remember and just not want to talk about it? Or was she really so drunk that she didn’t know what it all meant? These are questions that only Krista can answer, though I doubt she’ll be rushing to do so anytime soon.
So what do we have overall? We have complaints about where we get our information, but nothing indicating that information is incorrect. We have complaints about things we never said, but no legitimate complaints about the things we actually did say. Nobody has come forward to argue that Krista didn’t really lie and manipulate and do all the things she now claims she wouldn’t do. Why? Because it is so obvious that she did do all of those things. There is no legitimate way to argue against it.
I can understand being a fan of a particular contestant or wanting them to win, but you still have to keep your eyes open and recognize legitimate criticism when it comes your way. I hope those who wrote in now better understand why we said what we said.