Stop us if you've heard this before:
A D-list celebrity is about to star in a movie/reality show/release a book. She needs to garner publicity for it. Suddently, rumors of a sex tape pop up. The celebrity plays ignorant, only to eventually fess up to the video, cite it as a mistake and watch her Q-rating soar.
Sound familiar? We've been there, done that with Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Shauna Sand.
In other words: not only is Carrie Prejean dishonest, exploitive and manipulative - she's unoriginal.
The disgraced beauty queen, who was held up for months by conservative Christians as a value-based role model, appeared on Hannity last night and admitted that her sex tape is real.
"All by myself, I was sending a boyfriend at the time, who I loved and cared about, a video of me," she said. "Never did I think it would ever come out. It was bad judgment. It's embarrassing. It's humiliating to be talking about this on national TV."
Anyone else think Carrie will feel less humiliated once sales figures for her book, Still Standing, come out?
Oh, the Irony: Carrie Prejean titled her biography "Still Standing." She's in the news again, however, for lying down on video. And touching herself.
How did Sean Hannity respond to this admission? With a joke: "It would be really embarrassing if it was me," he said.
In possibly related news: Hannity wrote the foreword for Prejean's memoir.
If Hannity and the right want to ignore Prejean's topless photos and masturbation tape, that's fine. We agree, people are allowed to make mistakes. But at what point does any American with half a brain realize that Republicans have no better standing on the moral high ground than Democrats do?
Are there any Carrie Prejean supporters out there? We'd love to hear them defend their girl if so!
CHECK OUT THE INTERVIEW WITH HANNITY AFTER THE JUMP.
Sean Hannity wrote the foreword for Carrie Prejean's book, and now he's interviewing her on Fox News.
We'd mention something about a violation of journalistic standards, but that would imply Fox News possessed those standards in the first place.