This deal between Faux News and Dish reminds me of a script from Dallas, the TV show of the 70’s. Remember story lines that read like this? (read it all)
Kristin Shepard was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by her mother, Patricia, along with her older sister, Sue Ellen. After Kristin’s father died, Patricia insisted that her daughters make their way in life by marrying rich husbands. Sue Ellen became a Texas beauty queen and married J.R. Ewing, the son of the rich and powerful Ewings of Dallas, Texas. Years later, Kristin, who was a college student, became envious of Sue Ellen’s lifestyle and decided to make her own way in Dallas. Kristin got a temporary job at Ewing Oil as J.R.’s secretary. She soon blackmailed her sister’s husband into an affair. Kristin had thoughts of becoming J.R.’s next wife and even helped J.R. end his troubled marriage to Sue Ellen, by convincing his family that Sue Ellen, a recovering alcoholic, had fallen off the wagon again, in order for J.R. to institutionalize Sue Ellen again and get her out of the way. However, Kristin soon discovered that J.R. had no intentions of marrying her when he threatened her to leave town or else. Kristin vowed revenge and did so by shooting J.R. in his office three times and then trying to frame her own sister, Sue Ellen, who was drunk at the time of the shooting. When the truth came out, Kristin escaped jail by revealing that she was pregant with J.R.’s child, so J.R. and Sue Ellen sent her off to live in California without pressing charges for the shooting. While in California, Kristin met up with J.R.’s brother, Gary, and Gary’s wife, Val, and their neighbors. Eventually, Kristin returned to Dallas after she gave birth to a son Christopher, whom she claimed was J.R.’s. After trying to blackmail J.R. into more hush money for their baby, Kristin was found floating dead in the Southfork swimming pool by Cliff Barnes. However, J.R., who was seen standing over a broken balcony railing at the time of Kristin’s death, was relieved of any charges in her death when her death was ruled an accident by the coroner, who found that Kristin was high on drugs and accidentally ran off the balcony to her own death. Kristin’s child, Christopher, was eventually adopted by J.R.’s younger brother, Bobby, and his wife, Pamela. While Bobby believed that J.R. was Christopher’s father, he eventually learned that Kristin had actually miscarried J.R.’s child and that Christopher was the product of Kristin’s marriage in California to Jeff Farraday, who was the one who initially sold the baby to Bobby for money.
Doesn’t that make you just miss this in your life? It’s no wonder we all stayed drunk back then!
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