The rules don’t apply to Ree Drummond

by PWSux on August 16, 2011

Ree hosted a guest at the Lodge last weekend and took her into “the big city” to show her a good time by attending the PBR show.  For those who are unfamiliar, PBR stands for Professional Bull Riders and they put on one heck of a show.  Love them, love them, love them!  Ree loved it too.  She loved it so much that she hauled her camera down there and took a bunch of pictures for her “Large and in Charge” post and there are some amazing pictures to be sure.

Except that people in the audience aren’t supposed to have a professional-style camera taking pictures and then posting them on their blog where they earn money for that post.  Does Ree not know this?  Or does this rule not apply to her?



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P-slub August 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Holy crap! I’m first!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I don’t even know what to type!!!!!!! ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mee Mee August 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm

YAY P-Slub!!! Woot woot!


soulatomic August 16, 2011 at 8:14 pm



REEpetitive August 17, 2011 at 6:59 am

Well done, P-slub!


Kharn August 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

Congrats! (Of course, it doesn’t compare to me being 87th, but, not everyone can be as on the ball as I.)


P-slub August 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Ok, so back to the post. Do you think she got speshul permission? Because there is no way she was hiding that monster she calls a camera. Her friend didn’t look too thrilled to be having her picture taken.


sageNV August 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

PWS, don’t you know that the rules don’t apply to the very rich??


Denali August 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm

well shucks, ive been to the PBR (and going again soon) and i took a camera as well and put pics on my website and guess what – no one said shit to me about the dslr & multiple lenses i was using. i think you need to go back and rack your brain for another reason to hate on this person and no, im not a fan of hers, i dont comment on her site or tried any of her recipes so you cant accuse me of being a blind sheep. ive seen hater sites but you really seem to stay up at night looking for reasons


PWSux August 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Did you earn several million dollars from the blog you posted them on? If so, you got lucky because the staff is crystal clear about it. It’s right there on the website and it’s pretty much common knowledge. Have there been times someone slipped through the cracks? Of course! Not every speeder gets caught either. But most of those people probably didn’t earn several thousand dollars from the post the made – Ree Drummond did. Next time you go, ask them.

PS – I don’t hate Ree Drummnond. Are you really this stupid?


Denali August 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

*Edited by PWSux


Kait August 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm



PWSux August 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Clearly a mentally unstable person stumbled onto this blog and didn’t bother to read anything before deciding to post. I’ve let her speak once and then she turned into a complete dumbass so I deleted her posts and put her future comments to spam. I’m sure she’ll be back, she sure seemed to want to tell me a lot of stuff! LOL


Mee Mee August 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

It looked like she wanted to tell you the same thing over and over…in the exact same words. lol It WAS spam.

Paula S. August 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm

She must be on the PW flying monkey staff to get riled up enough to have to be deleted that fast. If it’s against the PBR rules, then it’s against the rules, period. Nice try, Denali.


Mee Mee August 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

If only there was an easy to find link that would explain the whole PWS hater site thing…oh wait…there is.


Kim from Jersey August 16, 2011 at 3:43 pm

A pet peeve of mine? The bastardization of basic grammar.

Perhaps the next time you whine at PWS you can also utilize an apostrophe or two? Maybe even avoid those hateful little run-on sentences? We may be drunk bitches but damnit, we properly capitalize the first letter of each sentence.


janet August 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I made the same observation. Well said, my fellow grammar cop! 🙂


cath August 18, 2011 at 6:39 am

Us grammar cops are now redundant. The other night I was chatting with a long distance teacher friend on facebook. Her 14 year old daughter was laughing and correctly her constantly BECAUSE she was using punctuation! Each full stop, comma, cap letter…it was cause for laughs. Turns out the younger generation read those run on sentences better than they understand our desire for punctuation.

A love for words and language lives on 6 days out of every week in our local Sydney Morning Herald. I don’t know if this link will work, and I also don’t know if our humour will translate. It’s worth a shot though…so go here…


cath August 18, 2011 at 6:40 am

Whoops…CORRECTING her constantly!

Oh how the mightyhave fallen!!!!!

Loula August 17, 2011 at 3:31 am

Stay up at night looking for reasons?! You don’t need to look very hard when she cooks chicken in a jar of jam/jelly/preserve/whatever.


Penny August 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

If you aren’t a fan then how the hell did you end up here? Do you know how many sheeple come in here and say “I’m not a fan of Ree but……”. DO YOU???? If PWS had a dollar for every one of you Reebots that comes in here and says that she’d be one rich bitch (I mean that will all love and respect PWS). So…..unless some “cyclone” came and sucked you out of the witches castle and dropped you in here against your will, I call bullshit on that little piece of fiction you call a comment. And screen shot away baby……nothing to hide here…too bad Ree can’t say the same!


Suz August 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

You’re right PWS. I publish photos to a microSTOCK website. I make money whenever someone (ad agency, graphics person, etc) purchases a photo (about 42 cents per photo – LOL). But I certainly cannot sell a photo that belongs to someone or something unless I have a signed model release. And, as you pointed out, Ree certainly is making money today off the PBR.


cath August 18, 2011 at 5:05 am

Wow, seriously, you aren’t just getting 42 cents per pic are you? I buy tons and tons and tons of photos every year. Thousands of dollars worth from places like istock, dreamstime and bigstock. I’d be really pissed if you were only getting 42cents when some shots are costing me $100!


Denali August 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm

*edited by PWSux


PWSux August 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Look, read the commenting policy.

I called you stupid because you are. Screen shot that all you want. Calling you stupid because of your comment on my site doesn’t make me a bully.

Those pictures you posted from a PBR event using a removable lense camera? Call 719-242-2800 and ask for the PR dept. Chuck would like to speak with you.


Kait August 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

OMG who the hell is that person? Where did they come from? Lord the PW sure has her sheeples out in full force ahead of the FN debut doesn’t she?


PWSux August 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I truly do not think Ree and Ladd have a freaking CLUE what kind of nuts are out there.


PWSux August 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Maybe she doesn’t understand just how serious what she, and Ree, did because she’s from Australia? They may not be used to such things being common knowledge. I don’t know. I think there are some other readers from Australia here, maybe they can answer that! LOL


Kait August 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

She is from Australia? And she is defending Pdub? Strange days.

MyReehurts August 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Leslie over in the forum says she’s from Australia. She also has horrible grammar, and loves to defend PW. Same Person?

cath August 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Shitey Bollocks! I’m from Australia too! What have we done now to offend???

As for Leslie, I don’t care if she is from Oz or not, she shoots down every comment I make about PW, and blows sugar up old Ree’s arse! It must be bloody lonely out where she lives!

Now as for picking on our grammar, I’d be a bit careful because we certainly have some buns we could throw into this debate. For example, there is never a trip I make to the States where someone doesn’t ask me if Australia is in Europe. Or where another person doesn’t comment on my amazing English. I could say all Americans are like that, but that would be a bit shabby!

MyReehurts August 17, 2011 at 9:34 am

Whoa Cath. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to sound like I was lumping all Aussies together. And let’s not even get into how ignorant Americans are about the rest of the world. They are, I know.

One thing I have always wondered- Why is PW so popular in Australia? It seems she has a lot of comments coming from there. How did her bullshit spread so far?

Kristina August 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

But, you must be in Yurp! You are where they made The Sound of Music! And they make Vienna Sausages and Vienna Fingers! And kangaroos yodel in the Alps Outback. Don’t try to trick me!

cath August 18, 2011 at 4:47 am

MyReeHurts…it’s all good. Us Aussies have tough skins, and you could call me all sorts of things and I wouldn’t get upset. But call me late for dinner and I’ll have your guts for garters!

As for how she made it here to Oz…well believe it or not we are quite computer, and world savvy here. Far from insular. Where the US has a market/population big enough to satisfy itself in many ways, we have to look to the world for inspiration, ideas and opportunities. So we hear about blogs around the world that are making a success of themselves.

I suppose one of the other things is that Australia has quite a rural background. That was how I found out about the red headed twat. (My face still flushes at the thought of how taken in I was by her crap.)

Kristina: I’m surprised you’ve heard of Yodel-Lazy-Roo! When he’s not yodelling he helps making chocolate Easter Bunnies at the Lindt factory.

Penny August 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

Denali? Sweetie? Might want to invest in a dictionary…..
By calling PWS a bully you incidentally insulted yourself. A bully is one who is habitually cruel to smaller or weaker people. So….if you’re right about PWS….I gather that means you admit you’re small and weak? Awww….poor Denali…..BAD PWS…..bad girl!


Hellen Wheels August 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I don’t think PDumb took those photos, she would have Photoshopped out the thumbs and the hats and whatever else is in the immediate foreground. I bet her older daughter did it with her phone camera. Both of the girls have taken photos for Confessions in the last couple of days – because Mama is just toooooo busy.


Kait August 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm

That would explain why her daughter was not in any of the photos.


Julie August 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Phone camera would not have that fast of a shutter speed..impossible.


Ree Per August 17, 2011 at 10:51 am

Talk about sheep, someone wrote this under that post:

“Mary On Tuesday, August 16 at 10:33 am

Amazing bulls but PHENOMENAL shots. Magazine worthy.”

Since when are thumbs in a photo magazine worthy?


Hellen Wheels August 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Julie, I think you’re right. Maybe PDumb was just drunk?!


NCme August 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I’m not sure it’s her thumb. It almost looks like she was trying to conceal her lens with something, which would mean she definitely knew the rules.


REEflux August 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I’m laughing. PBR owns EVERY image associated with their events. Down to the shit on those boots. PBR is an invitation-only association and the Cowboys (real ones…not like the drummond boys) sign away a % of their winnings. They also sign away the free and unfettered use of, ownership in and copyrights to their images. Animal, man, mud.

Denali….stupid? Of course she is. Just like P-Dumb. Fool.

Former significant other of a PBR Cowboy,


Homschlr4ever August 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thanks REEflux for the response. It explained a great deal. I love the PBR, love it, watch it on versus every weekend. We live in Va and the only time the PBR comes here is with their newbie riders. I went this year and took pictures with my little dinky camera and posted them, now I feel really bad. My best friend is a professional photographer and I know how hard she works for her money. I saw their professional photographer down on the arena floor and he worked his ass off. I really respect those cowboys, they don’t get paid unless they win and they work hard to stay on top. In OK, where PW was, last weekend, Valdiron de Oliveira, was knocked out and stomped badly. It was scary to watch and they removed him on a backboard still unconscious.
I looked at PW’s pictures and they were definitely taken with good removable zoom lens with a very fast shutter speed. I have a Nikon D90 and little point and shoot, there’s a big difference in the ability to take photo’s like she posted. I also noticed she didn’t take them standing up. Could it be she didn’t want anyone to really pay attention to her taking the pictures? She’s not as famous as she thinks, wealthy maybe, but honestly, none of my friends know who she is, have never seen her cookbook. I was given her black heels book and I tried to sell it on eBay, SIL gave it to me, and I didn’t get one bid, not one and I was selling it cheap. So I don’t think the PBR would give her a pass on this. At least I hope they would not. And I noticed that her followers loved the pictures, commented on her ability and a few even said she should make them into a little book.
Anyway, thanks for the info about the PBR, it makes me respect the cowboys even more.:)


PWSux August 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Honestly, I hardly think PBR would care if someone snapped a few pics and put them on the internet. But I think it’s VERY clear from their media credentials/press release contract that they expect a photographer with a removable lense camera to fill the form out and get permission. It’s also VERY clear that if the pictures taken EARN MONEY then it’s something their lawyers would jump all over.


Amber August 17, 2011 at 7:19 am

it’s very clear from their website
Q:What is PBR’s Policy regarding cameras at PBR events?
A:The PBR understands that our fans want to be able to capture wonderful memories of their experiences at our events, so we have established the following criteria for the user of cameras at our regular season Built Ford Tough Series events:
1.No Video Cameras
2.No Professional Camera Set-ups
3.No Detachable Lens
4.No Cameras with lens over 6 inches in length
As long as your personal camera does not violate any of the above restrictions, you are wlecome and encouraged to bring it with you to our Built Ford Tough Series events.

Please note, the above information only applies to our Built Ford Tough Series events. For our Challenger, Enterprise and Discovery Tour events, you will need to check with the venue regarding the camera policy for that specific event. These events are handled by independent promoters, not the PBR directly, as each promoter may have different rules governing the use of camera/video/recording equipment at their events.


PWSux August 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

I have no doub, no doubt that the Drummond family has enough influence so even if PBR contacts her, they’ll make an exception. Ree will get a pass on her behavior because she didn’t “mean” to break the rules. Suddenly she’ll pronounce that it was just her little tiny personal camera and she put up a few pictures on her “personal” blog, neglecting to mention that she earned several thousand dollars for that post and she’s a business brand. I mean, it’s a “personal blog” that can influence the Bloggie Awards! LOL

She gets a pass from the homeschoolers for not really homeschooling.

She gets a pass from her readers for teaching them how to sicken themselves with raw meat marinade as a sauce.

She gets a pass from Ladd’s family for being the ONLY member not actually doing any work.

She’s a lucky girl. LOL

Miss Lucy August 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Ho-boy! I have a friend who is a sanctioned photographer for the PBR (he actually HAS to be a paid member of the PBR to even take photos) & I’m pretty doggone sure he’d be none too happy with someone posting unauthorized pictures of the cowboys/bulls/PBR officials/sponsor boards & making the kind of bucks Ms. D. is making off of her photos!


Paula S. August 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm

If he were my friend, I’d be burning up the phone wires right now.


Cat, Chaps and Emma August 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Oh….I am a big fan of Little Yellow Jacket. I love that guy.

PBR rocks.


Cat, Chaps and Emma August 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I thought in honor of Little Yellow Jacket I would post this YouTube. He really is stupendous. Retired and hopefully still livin’ large.

I thanked him in the basset hound book I wrote. Just a small acknowledgement for such a large inspirational soul.


kate August 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Thank you so much for posting this. I love PBR, though don’t know much about it. Now I’m looking through YouTube for every Little Yellow Jacket video. What a magnificent animal.


Mary Beth August 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Wasn’t her guest going to be one of her Bloggy Bottom buddies. I clicked on a link somewhere that this lady was all excited that she was going to the ranch for the weekend. Does the name Meg ring a bell for anyone?


Kait August 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm

No. Meg who? I know Georgia from I am Bossy was there this past weekend.


Mary Beth August 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Kait, thanks so much. That’s the one.


TheRealKaren August 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

PWS, I think you should get Jack Daniels to be your official sponsor…because I’d sure be hitting the hard stuff if I had to deal with people like Denali on a regular basis.


Mamie Amy August 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Hey, Jack Daniels was one of the sponsors there at the PBR last weekend! I didn’t see Ree and her group though. We were sitting on the other side of the arena.


Mee Mee August 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

You mean there isn’t a halo of light around her? what?!?!? 🙁 🙁 🙁 I feel so mislead!


Kait August 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Snort. Giggles.


Jamie August 16, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Admittedly, I don’t know anything about PBR or their rules. I actually thought it was Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. I do, however, know something about privacy laws and seriously doubt there’s an issue with those photos. People really have no expectation of privacy when they appear in public. Someone can snap your photo as you walk in the park and post it wherever they choose. TMZ and other sites such as that post photos all the time of people – both famous and not so famous. They earn revenue from advertisements just like PW does.

If PBR has rules about photography then it’s their issue to pursue, not a person captured on film while appearing in public. Something tells me the Drummond money likely made it all possible. I guess time and photos pulled from the site will tell.

I can’t get excited over this one. Gimme some more dirt!


ivy August 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm

@Jamie, where did you see PWS saying that the bull riders should pursue this? I believe that her post specifically focused on PBR and their rules…


REEflux August 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm

This isn’t snapping the photo of a celebrity while kne isnwalking down the street. This IS akin to paying admission to a movie, taking “black market” images and reselling. Hits on her website is classified as sales revenue according to IRS.

That should be enough for you. My guess is that it will be enuf for PBR to ask her to remove photos.



REEflux August 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Sorry…I’m typing on my iPhone. I can spell. Ugh.


Jessi August 16, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I actually really liked Bossy before this weekend. Although judging from her posts the weekend hasn’t been all that spectacular….


Jamie August 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Oh my, I’m cracking up because I just now read a bit of the words accompanying the photos and Ree referred to Pabst Blue Ribbon too. Ha!


Shamrock August 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm



Kait August 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Are you lost?


Paula S. August 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Yes, she is lost. She comes from a very strange website and has no business criticizing ANYONE who writes on this one. It may be where they train the flying monkeys.


Cat, Chaps and Emma August 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Shamrock wants traffic and clearly realizes that this is where the cool kids are. Don’t click on her site.


Kait August 17, 2011 at 11:06 am

Oh don’t worry Cat. I never click on the sites of monkeys. I know what they are after, I am too crafty for them. LOL.


REEflux August 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Shamrock, Dearie.
Returneth ye to beneath the rock from whilst you emerged. Your opinion is not needed, wanted nor valued. You are not amongst friends.

In other words, Go Away.



Penny August 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

Go back under your bridge troll


cath August 16, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Not sure about rights in the US but here we have editorial and commercial. If the shots are taken to provide editorial then it is ok to use them I think without permission. Just like in a newspaper. If used in a commercial sense, such as a direct promotion of a product, then it would be commercial and shots could only be used with permission.

So…as much as I hate to say it…as it is in what could be deemed a news section of her blog, it could be deemed to be news or editorial and therefore she may be ok to use her images, tacky blurry thumb and all.


PWSux August 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm

So do we but only with specific written authorization. The PBR site explains that.


cath August 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

It’s almost worth writing an email to PBR and ask them if they have relaxed their authorisation rules.


Penny August 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

Hi Cath…I did because that’s how I roll


cath August 18, 2011 at 4:36 am

Good on you Penny! I’ll sit and wait to see if they reply to you, and hold your hand when your inbox stays empty. Reading further down the comments, I bet my bottom bippy PW has some special deal where it is ok for her to take her camera. She was probably sitting in some special seats too.


Kristina August 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Speaking of Jack Daniel’s sponsorship, did anyone else notice all the Jack Daniels ads in the background of the shots; there’s perhaps four images; almost like product placement. I wouldn’t have noticed, except for all the JD-heavy recipes lately. (And the mention of the JD in the nightstand. Why in the nightstand????) Perhaps JD is both PW & PBR’s sponsor, and the combination made it okay…


Cat, Chaps and Emma August 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Maybe Laddie got some that night? Slurp!


cath August 16, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Please don’t make me picture drunken foibling and slurry hiney tingling at the ranch!


Cat, Chaps and Emma August 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Not sayin’ who 😉


cath August 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm


The Marlboro Woman August 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Great investigative work PWSux. Cannot even fathom why someone from Australia would have any interest in the Drummonds, unless of course they have connections. Maybe from the 3-week honeymoon?


EJS August 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Yeahhh meeee – I am Fifty Firstersons!!! It’s the best I can do!! Luv you guys more n’ my backpack! 🙂


EJS August 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Oh now I get to say…..great post, as they ALL are! Keep up the great work PWSux!!


Julie August 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I’m bitter because I got thrown out of an NFL fan day…and I only had a 50mm lens. THROWN OUT.


Desert Girl August 17, 2011 at 4:51 am

Oh Lord. I thought no one under the age of 75 could possibly fall for Ree’s shtick. Seriously people, SERIOUSLY?


Loula August 17, 2011 at 4:56 am

Nice try.


Penny August 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

Sneaky bitch


PWSux August 17, 2011 at 8:30 am

What? I don’t get it? Who’s sneaky?


Penny August 17, 2011 at 9:04 am

Desert Girl is sneaky…her post title makes it sound like she’s one of us…follow the link…she’s a Sheeple.


PWSux August 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

LMAO! Awww, she needs traffic and wanted to troll a little. Poor thing.

Paula S. August 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

Did you notice she claims we make fun of Mike? No one on here does anything but rail at Ree for making fun of him to make a buck.


Desert Girl August 17, 2011 at 11:39 am

I am NOT a sheeple! I commented on the article as Becky Fresh. And my blog gets no traffic – none. I just wanted to share, both my blog and the xojane article, geeze…

Penny August 17, 2011 at 10:25 am

Posted this on Desert Girl (aka sneaky bitch’s blog) “Very creative and sneaky move …you must be taking lessons from the master of manipulation herself. I guess any traffic is good traffic right?”


Desert Girl August 17, 2011 at 11:44 am



Desert Girl August 17, 2011 at 11:47 am

Also, please don’t accuse me of sanitizing my blog. I looked for your comment and can’t find it.


poppy August 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

Take a chill pill.

Penny August 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Right back at you!

Penny August 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Sorry…this was supposed to be after DG tipped her box of wine at me.

poppy August 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

You took the wind out of my sails. Sigh. Doesn’t anyone drink wine out of bottles anymore?

Penny August 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Nowhere did I accuse you of sanitizing your blog. My reference to Ree was in relation to her mastery of getting traffic any way she can. That having been said, I apologize for accusing you of being a sheeple….obviously I was wrong. I hope you accept my apology and understand how it could have appeared to be something else. I didn’t leave comment on your blog btw….it was on the one in the link from your comment here….I thought that was you. Maybe I should just stay out of the box wine for the rest of the say. Once again…I’m sorry…..peace?


Desert Girl August 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Peace – I tip my box of wine to you.

Homschlr4ever August 17, 2011 at 11:14 am

Sounds like every far right person I’ve heard. Seriously correcting something false – most of those recipes aren’t hers and she doesn’t give credit – is not being a hater. I think in our country, we just don’t like to be criticized period. Every kid gets a ribbon and if it’s a question, well, you’re just a hater. I’ve given grades that the parent has insisted were because I was being mean – what I’d like to say is, “No your kid is just lazy, or lacks brain power” either way I can’t say it I just have to nod and then try to defend myself against someone who is convinced that I’m a hater!! The comments on Desert Girl don’t surprise me. Half of conservatives still think Obama is Muslim and a third still believe he isn’t an American. In this country, it just seems we’re willing to believe anything if it fits our paradigm. A PW paradigm, a world where everything is perfect and we all can aspire to be like REE


Paula S. August 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

We have a couple of popular radio nut jobs and a nut job TV network “news” show that are really right wing entertainment, but have convinced conservatives that they are the only news shows telling the truth. These people would rather believe that and hear what they want to hear than watch real news and rad a lot of newspapers and books. “Despite the fact that their “news” has been caught in lie after lie, these people choose to believe it. Just another group of sheeple, first cousins to reebots.


Paula S. August 17, 2011 at 11:46 am

READ a lot of newspapers and books, sorry.


BadPoPeep August 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm

If success, talent and personality are the impetus behind our angst–the assumption would be that there would be similar sites like this one for every successful blogger, right? So… where’s these so-called hate sites? I’ve yet to come across one pertaining to Smitten Kitchen.


marie August 17, 2011 at 5:23 am

Not related to the topic of this post, but I was wondering if you have read this:


annmarie August 17, 2011 at 7:16 am

Ooooh, terrific post there. Thanks for the link. Everyone, this a wonderful, must read post! Intelligent and thought provoking. Go look now!


kate August 17, 2011 at 8:01 am

Yes, everyone should read this blog post. You guys want to see a scathing review of Ree on a deeper philosophical level? Go!

Blows PDumb outa the water!

What was Ree’s reaction to meeting a Muslim woman? “Wouldn’t you die for her earrings?!” Yeah, nice sensitivity there, Ree, real depth of focus.


Kharn August 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I remember that post. At the time, I was still more or less a Ree fan, but, I was really offended by that post (and of course, my comment didn’t get posted. I don’t remember the gist of it now, but it was the first time one of my comments had been censored). I don’t even have children to teach, and I was offended by that post. No one can be summed up, encapsulated, portrayed, by a piece of molded plastic. It’s beyond moronic.

Wait, I’ll amend that to say that Pie Near Woman totally can be summed up and represented by crazy-eyed Barbie plastic. But she’s extra special. 🙂


TheRealKaren August 17, 2011 at 7:39 am

This is my favorite line from that post:

“Look. Teaching children about diversity with plastic figurines is like teaching a woman to have an orgasm by showing her a photograph of a dildo.”



Kristina August 17, 2011 at 8:07 am

Thanks so much for that link…


Penny August 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

What a great piece! I took screen shots of Ree’s original post just in case it gets sanitized.


Kait August 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Thanks for the link. Checked it out today. Very good piece.


Erin August 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Dude – just read this and this was one of the first comments: “I commend you on this “not a lesson” lesson, Ree. You’ve helped to change the way a generation thinks. God rocks.”

The fuck???

Disclaimer: *Former Ree-reader, converted to the light. Thanks PWS.


kate August 17, 2011 at 7:39 am

Question – does anyone think that Ree kept those gorgeous thumb photos to thwart the PBR rules? Could she then say the Magical Thumb proves her photos are amateur, rather than professional, in nature?


Loula August 17, 2011 at 8:12 am

Yes, but I doubt it’d stick as every other photo on her site has been cleaned and photoshopped until it’s barely recognisable.


Lisa August 17, 2011 at 8:13 am

I had the same thought about the pictures.


Penny August 17, 2011 at 8:49 am

For what it’s worth I sent an e-mail to PBR, but told them I was sure that the rules don’t apply to wealthy landowners. My question is….how did security not notice that big honking camera and take action? I mean shit…I almost got thrown out of a Stevie Nicks concert for carrying my camera in plain sight AND I HAD PRESS CREDENTIALS!


Penny August 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

Oops! It seems that somehow I sent a second e-mail to Bullstock Media (official photogs for PBR) and asked how they like getting screwed out of photo income by someone who’s above the rules.

Once again I’ll call bullshit on Ree’s sure-to-be-coming “I didn’t know” defense. If you’ve ever been to a PBR event, concert, sporting event, or public performance of any kind anywhere, you KNOW that photography and video recording aren’t allowed….they announce it before the start of most events and they have signs posted all over the freaking place. They can’t stop the cell phone recordings, but those pix she took were not from any damn phone.


Jo August 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I have a feeling PBR knew about it beforehand and approved her pictures. It seems that a lot of her readers knew she was going to be there, and some of them went to the event just so they could see *her*.


Kait August 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm

And they have the nerve to call PWS a stalker. Freaks.


Britt August 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

I’m in no way defending PW, but many women these days carry a large purse/bag. Maybe she had her camera stashed away in one.

On another note, thanks PWS for bringing this to our attention. I’ve never been to a PBR event (not my thing), and was unaware of the rules regarding taking photos.


Penny August 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

I get what you’re saying…I myself carry a large bag. But…in most public venues these days you have to go through metal detectors and women’s bags are searched….so I still don’t see how this even occurred you know? Besides, unless her bag was the size of a small car (and she’s deaf) that doesn’t explain how she could not know that cameras like hers are not allowed. There are signs everywhere and they make announcments for goodness’ sake!


Former tREEhugger August 17, 2011 at 11:05 am

I think if you explain that it makes your hiney tingle while using the camera, it’s okay to do it.


Suz August 17, 2011 at 11:39 am

or maybe if you’re a drummond. . .

Penny August 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Thanks tREEhugger….I wish I had known about the “hiney tingle” defence when they tried to kick me out of the Stevie Nicks concert!

Jo August 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I think the title of your post says it all. Ree Drummond is the “it” girl of the moment, and the Professional Bull Riders are probably flattered all to h*ll that Ree has taken pictures and posted them on her blog. She seems to be untouchable.

On MasterChef last night, a young woman named Jennifer Behm was the winner of the second season of MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay, et al. Ree Drummond’s *cough* cooking would be an embarrassment on that show, and in any case, she would not be able to come up with an original recipe to save her hide. Hers are all purloined from people who are real chefs. In her last recipe for chicken, she used a jar of Smucker’s peach jam. I wonder how much Smucker’s paid her for that. And she seems to think that using lots of butter qualifies her as a *real* chef. Gordon Ramsay would be disgusted.

So, it does seem that the rules don’t apply to Ree Drummond, but she will take the fame and fortune and run, anyway…


JennNY August 17, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I don’t have cable, but was somewhere last week where I watched some cable TV. FN was one channel I tuned into. I watched the Master chef, Chopped, Rocco’s Dinner party, etc.. shows.. and the one thought I had was..”I would LOVE to see PW on this show, she would be soooooooooo out of her league.”
Give her “secret ingredients” and make her cook a dish in one hour.. yeaaaaaaaaaa, let’s see it!! LOL


Jo August 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

She couldn’t do it. And she knows it.


Mee Mee August 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm

They wouldn’t even have to be unusual ingredients or not necessary normally paired with one another. You could give her totally normal, fresh, complementary ingredients and she’d be lost! She’d keep running to the pantry looking for cream of cream soup…and muttering “why do they have so many dang ol’ vegetables?”


poppy August 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm

or “Dadgummit! I can’t hear my cheffy/bloggy buddy in this here earpiece. Must. Throw. Anthropologie. Gift. Cards. At. Judges.”


Mee Mee August 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm


Suz August 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm

We were watching FN over the weekend. Someone used mint JELLY for what was maybe a lamb dish (don’t remember). The wanna-be chef was abruptly admonished. He was told that mint JELLY does not even belong in a chef’s kitchen.

No $hit, Ree!


Penny August 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I saw that too Suz……his dish looked really nasty too.


TheRealKaren August 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Of course, given that he wasn’t supposed to use it…I wonder why it was even in the Iron Chef pantry. That said, his dish looked disgusting and I was glad he didn’t win the final contest.


Jo August 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I’m still in shock over Ms. Drummond putting glazed donuts in the oven. Does she think all her readers are stupid?

Wouldn’t someone from the Food Network have picked up on that and said, “Uh, oh…”?


Catherine August 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

What about home-made mint jelly? Or mint sauce? Very popular in the UK.


Mee Mee August 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I think the point in that episode (where the NFNS finalists were in an Iron Chef challenge) was that the addition of the jelly made the dish WAY TOO sweet. Mint is often paired with lamb but the fact that it was a pre-prepared jelly and didn’t complement his lamb dish showed that the dish wasn’t up to the standards of Iron Chef. Maybe they put it in the pantry to see if it would trip anyone up?


Jo August 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm

My son-in-law is a chef, he trained in France and he is extremely talented. He won’t allow mint jelly in his house. He does grow mint in his herb garden, however, and does use mint. Nor will he allow store-bought mayonnaise, and makes his own (which is delicious). I think he would have a fit of apoplexy if he were to read any of Ree Drummond’s *cough* recipes.

I guess it is all about standards. Obviously Ree’s sheeple followers have lower standards ~~ they just don’t know any better. The Food Network is simply cashing in on her current popularity.

I enjoy reading the comments on her blog, because it is like watching a slow-motion train wreck. Where do those people come from? It’s kind of sad, really…


Mee Mee August 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I think they come from inside her head.

cath August 18, 2011 at 4:15 am

Ohhh I love homemade mint jelly. Do you make it with apple pectin to get the set? My mouth is watering at the though!


Lily August 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Not that I would put it past Ree to feel she is above the rules and flagrantly violate them, but I wouldn’t be surprised if her PR firm got her a Press Pass for events and she was legit allowed to take professional photographs at this event. She could have gotten into serious trouble otherwise, and I don’t think she would mess with that. It’s one thing to mess with her sheeple who she doesn’t give a damn about and are simply pawns to advance her hineyses glory. She doesn’t care because so far messing up on her blog has no cost to her. But in this official public case and capacity, it would have a cost Ree PR wise and she wouldn’t be so dumb to screw herself over.


NMB August 17, 2011 at 10:07 pm

You may be right, but I’ll be watching with interest to see if PBR has a response!!! She’s gotten away with not crediting most of the recipes (and I guess the Bville Service League ladies are well into their 70s/80s and not going to pursue her copyright violations of Green Country Cookbooks), so yeah, I wonder if she does think she has a pass. PBR had a section, didn’t it, where the professional photogs can sell their work? Why would people buy their work if they can copy and save them from Ree’s site?

I wonder how much time she actually spent with her friend who was visiting – if all your focus is on taking pictures, you don’t really interact much with the person with you. I wonder oftentimes if she posts pics of these friends or visitors without permission. Interesting to see if there are consequences in this case with PBR.

Thanks for posting.


Lily August 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thanks for replying , NMB. Did you see the comments below?? Her pic are no longer available to view. Hmmm, maybe she did viloate the rules and is onto damage control again. That woman never ceases to amaze me (in a bad way!)


Lily August 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Oops. Sorry for the grammar. *hangs her head low* (and also English is not my first language!)


Susan August 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

No worries, Lily. English are, er, I mean, *is* my first language and you are doing much better than me most days. I understood every word you said. *pours glass of wine for bilingual friend Lily*


Lily August 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Thanks, Susan 🙂 Cheers!!!


Jay August 18, 2011 at 7:47 am

As someone that often sneaks a dslr into music concerts (well occasionally I’m lucky enough to get a press pass and sometimes it’s an artist that encourages photography), I’d say they are heads and not thumbs in her shots! I take a largish shoulder bag that fits a jacket. I also only attempt gigs where I have seats close to front or no allocated seating so I can work my way up the front. My lens of choice is an 85mm 1.8 for this purpose as it is small and unobtrusive and also ‘fast’ so easy to bump ISO right up and use a wide aperture so works well. Only been busted once in about 4 years and that was at the door 4 years ago. Just made me smarter about hiding the camera.

I would never attempt something like this event PW has blogged about. Id say she’s used a 70-200mm in the case. Because she isn’t THAT close but not bad for this subject. I also don’t think she has a press pass because they would have allocated her
a better position. The photos aren’t too bad for someone sitting in the audience but they’re not commercial standard. She’s too far back.

My opinion 😉


PWSux August 18, 2011 at 8:11 am

They may not be commercial standard material but she’s earned money off them by posting them on her blog and I think that’s what PBR likes to have in written approval before the event.


Lily August 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm

It would be interesting to hear what the rodeo organization she attended has to say about her and all of this. Is there a way of contacting them? Who are they? Or maybe they are some of her sheeple, too, and would just cover for her? I wonder.


Jay August 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I agree with you fully. I’m just saying, they aren’t pro standard so I don’t think she has a pass. She would have been down there in amongst the action otherwise.


PWSux August 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Oh! I never thought about that but I’ll bet you’re right.


Mee Mee August 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Those pictures were so unlike her usual overly photoshopped pics that I had to wonder….

Why didn’t she photoshop out the heads? Was it because she snuck the camera into the event? If so, did she think if she posted them unaltered she could claim they were amateur & she just ‘didn’t know’ that she couldn’t take pictures there. That maybe people would think they were crappy pictures and not bother reporting her to PBS? Or is she getting lazy and thinking that the sheeple will eat up anything she does so why try to make the pictures ‘pretty’ anymore… ARRRGGGGHHHH Why do I continue to try to apply logic where logic does not exist!!!


Renee August 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

Has anyone noticed that Ree’s photos on flickr went private? I was going to look at the exif data and see if she happened to use a point and shoot (there are some pretty amazing ones out there). she’s really locked down security on her flickr account (where her photos for the website are stored).


Zoe August 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I just checked, since I was one of those people that tried submitting photographs on occasion for her contests. (I never understood why one in particular won and I hated that all the ones that were pulled for finalists were incredibly Photoshopped.) This morning, she queried her readers asking why her EXIF data wasn’t saving to her photos when she clicked Save for Web.


Penny August 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

Just wanted to give a shout out to “Sunny” who has been engaging in a “spirited discussion” with myself and a few others in the comments section of Cecily’s article. I’m not sure if she’s a Reebot or just generally ignorant, but she’s convinced we are bullies, stalkers, trolls, etc. and apparently spends quite a bit of time here at PWS (but not enough time to get her facts straight). So…Sunny….here’s to you (tips box of wine at Sunny) and as we say here in the south…”bless your heart”.


Mee Mee August 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Just read through all the comments. I think I have a big ol’ girl crush on you now Penny! lol


Penny August 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

Awww thanks Mee Mee!! I’m no Pie Near Woman of course, but then…none of us are…


poppy August 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I noticed that last night when I tried to look at her photostream to see what she had queued for today. What do you think it means?


Penny August 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I think it means she or her people saw PWS’s post and are doing damage control by making it so nobody can check those photos.


poppy August 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Maybe she’s hired others to photograph and cook for her so she can safely promote her show and her next book.

Maybe she doesn’t want anyone look through her old photos and laughing their asses off at her awesomesauce photo skillz.

Imagine trying to do damage control for all of the lies. It makes my head spin!


poppy August 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

*laugh their ass* off at my awesome vocab skillz. I’m on a roll lately!


Dana August 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I actually feel left out of the fun because I just realized that I read the entire comment thread here sans box-o-wine. What is my problem? I will definitely rectify this situation before next time. I tip my box to you all:)


Penny August 19, 2011 at 8:33 am

It’s ok Dana…I’m sure you’ll do better next time. You may want to stock up on box wine now so you’re ready for Ree’s big cooking show debut and our coinciding Twitter event.


Erin August 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

She has so many fingers or heads in the bottom of the photos, I’d assume she was taking them in a sneaky manner…maybe that’s how she got away with it? If I were her, I would have been ashamed to post half of those pix on the blog.

I really just wanted to tip my Andre at you ladies…while I have had plenty of boxed wine in my day, Andre (that there’s champagne not sparkling wine!) is my classiest drink choice of the moment 🙂


Big Shamu January 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I know I’m late to the rodeo but those are not good photos. If I were “editing” that particular photographer, very few of them would made it onto the page, digital or hardcopy. Fuzzy heads blocking the subject is a fail. Pretty much like too much butter in a recipe.


PWSux August 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I’m so glad she has screenshots of her comments and then me calling her stupid which will prove once and for all what a bully I am! LOL Geez, what a dumbass.


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