Excerpted from the Walla Walla Sentinel Courier:
A source close to Carey said the messages have been discouraging.
“Drew’s enjoying himself and he’s doing a great job, but he’s in a really difficult position. Bob Barker was such a beloved figure and audience has come to expect some canned flirting between the host and Barker’s Beauties, but that isn’t really Drew’s specialty.”
“I think that’s what lead Barker to start leaving all those messages. They started out innocently enough, like the time he berated Drew for not looking the Beauties in the eye while he’s talking to them, but it became progressively worse.”
“I can’t even repeat the contents of the now infamous ‘Plinko Rant.’ ”
“The worse though is when Carey has to do the Hole in One game. He’ll get home after those tapings have aired and have 3-4 vitriol-laced messages from the former host regarding his putting.”