Comments about Rielle Hunter almost 100% Negative–so far.
Rielle Hunter’s Mistress Rehab Media Image Tour has stopped at GQ and will pull into Oprah’s in 4 more weeks. How’s John Edwards’ mistress doing with the fans? If the comments on articles about her are any guide: not so hot.
WHAT DID READERS THINK OF RIELLE HUNTER’S GQ INTERVIEW?
DID HUNTER CHANGE HER IMAGE?
2010 Rielle Hunter Mistress Rehab Media Tour Continues
Former mistress and current media manipulator, Rielle Hunter, has booked the second leg of her Image Rehab Tour on Oprah the first week of May. But how was her first stop received? What did readers think of her infamous 10-page GQ interview?
Did Rielle Hunter change any minds out there? We were curious, so we went looking.
But first, a bit of history, for those coming late to the story.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s Jeff Labrecque has the conventional wisdom on John Edwards’ mistress, Rielle Hunter’s Magical Mistress Make-Over Tour.
Now that Edwardsâ€™ political career is kaput, do we really need to grant Hunter a showcase for her version of the tawdry details?
Fair or not, is there anything Hunter can tell Oprah that will improve her public image? Do you even want to hear what she has to say? Will you watch?
That seems to the take from both the Left and Right. Hunter seems to be a lot like medicine: you can only take her in very small doses. The correct dosage for Rielle seems to be smaller than she’s willing to provide.
One can only image what Hunter would be doing today instead of doing Oprah had the media chose to cover the affair back when it was relevant in 2007-08.
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Instead, a total black-out (with the exception of a few lines in the NY Post) of coverage imposed a news vacuum for 10 months–until Edwards gave the go-ahead for his buddies in the media to talk about it by “confessing” on ABC’s Nightline on August 8, 2008.If the story had been covered from the beginning, Edwards would have bowed out and the soap opera that ensued would not have happened: No Enquirer chasing Edwards around the Beverly Hilton, no tortured non-denial denials, no Nightline lies and drama.
Rielle Hunter would be at best Old News–or no news at all.
No doubt Hunter would be proposing some type of reality show which featured the appearance of her daughter, Frances Quinn. Quinn is the only thing that makes Hunter palatable in print or TV.
And she knows it.
Hence any media must make the trek to Charlotte, NC to interview her at her home–where conveniently, FQ also resides. Frances Q. becomes a topic of conversation during the interview–thus lifting the focus, if for only a few moments–from the frothy narcissism-cum-Eastern mystical cluelessness that makes up Hunter’s persona.
If the EPA regulated auras, there’d be a TOXIC DO NOT ENTER sign nailed to Hunter’s forehead.
But enough. What do readers think?
Q: HOW DO PEOPLE SEE RIELLE HUNTER?
Q: HOW DOES RIELLE HUNTER SEE HERSELF?
A: THEY’RE A UNIVERSE APART
Here’s some comments from the GQ interview itself. These are representative. After combing through pages, no positive comments on Rielle Hunter were found.
Rielle Hunter seems to be the Richard Nixon of mistresses.
But that’s not an exact parallel: Nixon had his foreign policy admirers.
On to the comments.
BTW, Zara, you mentioned a comparison to Camilla Parker Bowles and I must respectfully disagree. 1. Camilla kept her mouth shut. She never once gave a tell-all interview even after they married. 2. Unlike Johnny & Ms. New Age Hunter, I believe Charles and Camilla clearly loved each other and had a relationship that went far beyond sex. 3. Camilla actually had a means to support herself other than living off a man. (She was heiress to a property development fortune from a grandfather, but even before that, she actually WORKED.) 4. Lastly, Charles actually married Camilla whereas I think there is a better chance of Johnny Boy being elected to public office again than ever marrying this woman.
“You can’t help you fall in love with? BULL. SHIP. Yes you can. You stay away, simple as that. Just because you don’t want to and don’t think its fair blah blah blah doesn’t mean you CAN’T. This woman is like a deluded 15 year old trying to convince herself that it was something magical and special because she knows she did a despicable thing, but if she can convince herself (and everyone else) that it was LOVE and DESTINY and whatever other SPIRITUAL TRUTH crap she wants to spew, then it doesn’t seem so bad. And if that crap was the FACTUAL TRUTH then would he have really denied it and denied her and lied and whatever else? And did the author really call her smart? Because how smart can she be if she sits there and acknowledges all his deliberate and elaborate and intentional lies, and then say she “knows” he would never lie to her? It kills me that these women get this attention. Clearly I am a fool for going to college and having a job instead of just making a career out of being a slut. BLAH.”
Well, kids, we haven’t heard the last of Rielle Hunter. CNN reported today that Oprah is going to interview her. While I wish Oprah would not have agreed to this since it is clear Hunter craves attention, I doubt this is going to be any softball interview. She had Andrew Young on a few months ago and did nothing to hide her disgust over John making that sex tape and lying repeatedly to Elizabeth. Oprah is a helluva lot smarter than Hunter, so it will be interesting to see this!
“For what it’s worth, I wholeheartedly approve of this article. Tabloids have made Rielle Hunter out to be a jaundiced predator, but now I know better: she’s actually an honest, attractive, spiritual woman who’s not afraid to tell the truth. Also, the photos give her a millenial Princess Di aura. Congrats, G.Q.”
“There is an awful lot of moralistic, holier than thou, rhetoric going on here. Yes, John definitely made many mistakes, the biggest that he should have divorced 1st but he dragged others alongâ€¦not only his family but Rielle as well”
Rielle was not dragged into anything. Rielle is a happy participant who knew exactly what she was getting into when she cornered Edwards in front of the Regency hotel. Rielle is the reason that John Edwards may even go to jail. To call that a chance at happiness is ridiculous.
“I just read this article in my GQ and if people didn’t already think Hunter was an idiot they probably do now! Just reading it I was thinking are you really that stupid and naive. She constantly says she was not a mistress, but only playing a role as one…what the hell does that mean? Women you are a mistress! She must be the queen of denial! She takes no responsibility for her actions. She says it wasn’t about sex…then what the hell was it? If he wouldn’t have been John Edwards she wouldn’t have looked twice at him…that is what is the sad part about this to me. What I don’t get is how a women can have such little self respect for herself? Does she not realize he has probably had tons of mistresses and told them all the same thing…like Tiger Woods was doing. She isn’t special…if she was special to Edwards he would have wanted her to keep the baby (which in the interview it didn’t sound like that was the case) and he would have already left his wife a long time ago and married her…he still hasn’t married her and he probably never will! Why would he when he can have his cake and eat it too! Hunter should read the new Jackie Collins best seller called “Poor Little Bitch Girl” she would relate very well with the character of Carolyn…”
The early returns are in and they don’t look good for Hunter being able to use Oprah as a vehicle for her rehabilitation. From Oprah Welcomes John Edwards Mistress at Gawker:
“The title should read “Oprah Welcomes John Edwards’ Mistress and Is Immediately Overcome by the Need to Shower with a Sandblaster.””
I wonder if Oprah will let her get away with spewing that New Age b.s. She takes no responsibility for her actions. She helped to ruin several people’s lives including four children. Edwards is definitely a slimy asshole but she sees this as a love story and the cancer stricken wife is just a speed bump.
OPRAH WINFREY NABS EDWARDS MISTRESS FIRST TV INTERVIEW – ENQUIRER WORLD EXCLUSIVE! Oprah Winfrey has nabbed John Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter for her first TV interview!
“Fame whoring is a good color on you, Ms. Hunter.”
I don’t care if they roll footage of her saving puppies from a burning building while adopting orphans and bathing lepers, she’ll still be the cheap slut that stole cancer woman’s husband.
“Wow, although I consider myself an Oprah fan, this is enough to make me reconsider. Especially is she treats this woman with any measure of politeness or sympatico. If she doesn’t rip ol’ Rielle a new one, I won’t know what to say about Oprah.”
“So Reille. Am I pronouncing that correctly? I am? I’m not? Whatever. Let me ask you this: Will you ever tell your bastard child about the dirty pregnant fuck vid you shot with his dad, while he was married to a cancer-stricken woman?”
So what does this all mean? That most people enjoy a train wreck? That only mean people comment on Internet stories? That Rielle Hunter has a very steep, maybe impossible, hill to climb?
Or maybe, just maybe, it’s a slow news day?
OR is it all of the above?
NOTE: Readers may think that we’re being too hard on Hunter. Maybe. Maybe not. Here’s an interesting experiment (for those with the time and inclination, admittedly a small audience): Google “Rielle Hunter” in Google News. Pick a random article or two and check out the comments. If you can find any positive ones, you’re doing better than us.
by Mondo Frazier
image: DBKP file
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