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The Ultimate Form of Reality TV? Or Was It? - November 28

I have borrowed Gordon's Pepper's State of Play soapbox long enough. So, the people are at GSNN have allowed me a voice...

And welcome to "The Block Party".

This week's party guest is one Rupert Murdoch who supposedly got the message this week and pulled the OJ Simpson "tell-all" book "If I Did It" and it's accompanying special which was supposed to air on Fox at the end of Sweeps period.

But what gets my goat is that they lumped this special with the genre of TV known as "Reality TV".

Reality TV for the most part isn't real. It's what I like to call "Faux Real". It's about conquering your fears, living on an island and falling in love...supposedly. But all these shows are semi-scripted and are semi-salacious.

I mean, there have been some seedy shows that have made air. "The Littlest Groom", "Who's Your Daddy", "Married by America"... the list can go on and probably will.

But this was not Reality TV. This was TV with blood all over it. Fox was going to air this and basically allow a confession on the air.

The media "watchdogs" tried to lump this with the bad aspects of reality TV. I am going to defend it here...with shows like "American Idol", "The Biggest Loser", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "Reality TV" can be positive as well.

So to all the TV Critics--this wasn't reality TV. Call it what it truly was.

A nasty piece of crap.

You can join the Block Party at jb.regis@verizon.net.

 

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