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December 21, 2013

Comment on "Reality" TV

"Almost all "reality" tv is the result of so-called liberal conformists holding ordinary people up to ridicule.
The pretext for each show may differ, but the ultimate intent is identical---to laugh at someone else's frailty and enjoy a catharsis of social superiority. Look how funny these peoples' values are! Look how absurd they are! How ridiculous! Don't you feel superior? (That's one of the reasons I hate the Walmart shoppers photographs---they're just unkind. Funny, maybe, but unkind.) Journalistically, there'a big difference between the Charles Kuralt-style delight in human eccentricity and the frankly condescending and spiritually immature worldview of today's media. In truth, most people are pretty humble in their abilities, interests and aspirations. They are also capable of deep sincerity, generosity and kindness. The left media has no understanding or respect for any of these virtues---which just demonstrates the depth of their moral sickness." -- Posted by: ahem responding to Side-Lines: Duck Dynasty: The Show That Got Away

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 21, 2013 1:19 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Yeah, I think I need to write something about this too. Its been sitting in the back of my head for a while; there's something deeply unattractive and awful about Reality TV.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 21, 2013 2:16 PM

Yes, well, the problem is - in the same manner that Sex Sells - so does Ridicule. If that weren't the case, how many so-called "reality" shows would there be? It's not just the liberal conformists, it's also the people who consume what they produce.

Posted by: goy at December 21, 2013 6:45 PM

It's not just holding people up to ridicule. A large part of the audience -- perhaps a majority -- are celbrating their own mediocrity by identifying with the sorry, lame fools on the screen. Enforced "equality", self-esteem, grade inflation, affirmative action, $15/hour for hamburger slingers, you name it. These have all converged to give us reality shows.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at December 23, 2013 7:57 AM

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