Public response to this news story has been so overwhelming and immediate that we had to move "Dish-it-to-Downing" up two days just to respond to it and, as usual, you didn't mince words.
They are over the top, eccentric, and maybe a little spoiled.
The women we dubbed "The Real Housewives of Taylor County" are unquestionably unique.
One Viewer wrote: "The nerve to call them "real housewives" is offending to every woman out there who not only take care of their homes, but also hold jobs."
The point wasn't to say these are real, normal housewives: obviously they aren't the norm.
The idea was to see if our area has characters similar to those featured on Bravo's popular series, "Real Housewives of Orange County, New York, and Atlanta, and it looks like we do.
Another viewer called "Miss Divine D" said, "That was 4 minutes of my life I cannot get back. Why don't you do a story about a teacher who works all day taking care of someone else's kids."
Actually, we did just that during our 6 p.m., newscast on Tuesday.
This week's "Elite Educator" has been taking care of children for more than three decades.
From Mrs. Claims: "At a time where people struggle to pay their bills, showcasing three spoiled, indulgent women was very shallow."
We admit it wasn't the conventional news story, but it was a story and subject we simply thought you'd find entertaining and fascinating.
Judging by the amount of email you sent about this story, not only did you watch the Real Housewives; you were entertained as well.
Were the "Real Housewives of Taylor County" news?
That's a matter of opinion, but consider this: Webster's defines eccentricity as "Deviating from conventional or accepted conduct, especially in odd or whimsical ways."
Elvis impersonators, bottle cap collectors; all perhaps eccentric, but are they news?
You bet they are.