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SCANDAL: Corruption in TV Voting

March 20, 2007 by  

Dwight vs. House

This just in…corruption and fraud have taken a seemingly harmless TV internet game and turned it into something ugly, just ugly (and there’s not even a Betty Suarez involved in this one).

In the spirit of March Madness, the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye had a bracket of it’s own to name the best character on TV today.  In the final four we had strong contenders: Jack Donaghy (30 Rock) vs. Ari Gold(Entourage) and Dr. Gregory House (House) vs. Dwight Schrute (The Office).  Things turned viscious when fans of House started campaigning hard for the Doc to win.  Not to be outdone, Office fans started their petition for Dwight, going so far to get Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) involved and asking for votes for their co-star through their MySpace pages.

Well it’s all fun and games until someone rigs a web browser – and that’s just what happened.  Someone in one of the camps (and I personally don’t know which one) rigged a browser to vote hundreds of times a minute for their “candidate”.  The cheating got so bad that all votes for House and Schrute have been thrown out and NEW voting will take place TODAY only with the deadline of 1pm CST. Click here to vote for Dwight Schrute or Dr. Gregory House.

Also, if you are in the Chicago area and want to tell the world why you love Dwight or House, check out this notice from the Chicago Tribune.

Hey, Dwight and House fans! The Final Four of our tournament is almost here and RedEye needs your help! We’re looking for one fan of whichever character wins this round to film a short video explaining just why you love the character. We’re going to film the videos on Tuesday so if you’re interested and can come down to Tribune Tower send an e-mail to right away.


8 Responses to “SCANDAL: Corruption in TV Voting”

  1. Timre on March 20th, 2007 9:23 am

    I live in Chicago and saw the “rigged” vote this morning in the RedEye. I must say that I am not surprised as Chicago has a long history of ballot stuffing. 🙂 I didn’t realize that Jenna and Angela were involved.
    I love your site and can’t wait for the HIMYM recap. 🙂

  2. Dewy Petals on March 20th, 2007 9:55 am


  3. Mannie on March 20th, 2007 10:34 am

    It was probably Jim setting up Dwight to fail! 😉

  4. Carli on March 20th, 2007 11:14 am

    You didn’t mention this but the Starbuck vs. Homer Simpson one was crazy too. During the last hour or two Starbuck was up thousands and then all of a sudden Homer was getting like 100+ votes every time you clicked refresh! It was nuts. But they’re doing that one over too.

  5. CrazyGringa on March 20th, 2007 12:01 pm

    Dwight is losing so go vote for Dwight!!!!

  6. Snow on March 20th, 2007 2:51 pm

    I tried to vote and it kept saying that my e-mail address was invalid. Uh, it’s not.

  7. Carli on March 20th, 2007 7:22 pm

    My aol and gmail accounts worked, but not my yahoo.

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