Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Social media strips every pretense bare. Bethenny Frankel’s fans are not only intelligent, they have her back.
Rob Shuter, who goes by the name Naughty Nice Rob, is one of those NYC snarky types with a snippet here and a swipe there at everyone he doesn’t like. He never cites his sources of information, preferring to say ‘informed sources’ and ‘an inside source” told him ‘exclusively’ whatever.
One problem: Rob Shuter is very close to Jill Zarin. In fact, this screenshot, courtesy of stoopidhousewives.com is of Rob (right) at the Jill Zarin party, talking to Bobby Zarin, the episode when Bobby confronts Simon van Kempen about the hate blog. Obviously an invited friend, taking in every word.
photo credit stoopidhousewives.com
Back then, Rob was writing for PopEater.
Fast forward : How Rob Shuter got the job at the prestigious Huffington Post, only Arianna Huffington knows. So, he asks gullible me a few questions about SkinnyGirl Margaritas being pulled (or “yanked”, as he put it) from Whole Foods shelves. Next thing I know, this three week old story is national news.
Fast forward to yesterday:
NaughtyNiceRobNaughty But Nice Rob
@Bethenny is in $2.3 million in debt! Got mortgage on her new apt. Where is her $120 million?
Bethenny took out a mortgage on her new TriBeCa condominium, paying about 2 million down and financing the other 2 million. Apparently Rob doesn’t understand mortgage interest and tax write-off’s, or he wouldn’t have stated something so ignorant. Or, was he depending on the stupidity of his audience? Radaronline carried the story first, implying Bethenny is broke. But ever since the Whole Foods story, Rob has been watched by many people.
Twitterland lit up, some of the many comments:
Best tweet, this morning:
The best part? He hasn’t written this story…yet.
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