The Insider’s panel of pseudo-journalists and C-list celebrities may be establishing itself as the go-to jury for taking down reality stars who need to be challenged. As ironic as it is, a tabloid TV show–a genre that usually revels in publicist-fed fluff or sensational non-news–is doing the work journalists should do.
At time, I wish the panel had gone further in challenging Heidi and Spencer, and avoided taking the childish, ad hominem attack route, which Chris Jacobs does. But when he goes after Spencer, the couple relents. Heidi says, “We will work on being more positive,” and Spencer actually apologizes to Al Roker, and even writes a live apology tweet.
Of course, I don’t believe they’ll change their self-promoting ways, or that Heidi will ever get a clue about what Spencer is doing, but these eight minutes are pretty awesome, at least: