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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-04 04:36 AM
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7. agreed, but calling it "reality" is still perverse
sit-coms were called sit-coms. situational comedies. a very accurate description. game shows were called games shows. and that's exactly what they were. well, except when they were rigged (which i suspect is a problem with so-called reality tv shows as well but that's a topic for another thread).

but to call a show where a midget gets to pick a bride from among 25 stunningly gorgeous babelets of all heights based on only a few dates "reality" is odious.

and it's politically relevant, because this kind of orwellian misuse of the english language is the fascist stock and trade. it helps inure people to calling a greedy conquest "liberation" and calling dissent "treason" and so on.
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  -Would reality tv be less loathsome if it weren't called reality tv? undisclosedlocation  Apr-23-04 12:19 AM   #0 
  - how about "GAME SHOWS"  unblock   Apr-23-04 12:21 AM   #1 
  - OR maybe if it WAS based on reality it might be more interesting  Dover   Apr-23-04 12:34 AM   #2 
  - how about "emotional gladiators"  maggrwaggr   Apr-23-04 12:41 AM   #3 
  - A turd by any other name would smell as crappy...  Siflnolly   Apr-23-04 12:48 AM   #4 
  - And now that TV makes these people "famous", they are filling up  Old and In the Way   Apr-23-04 01:15 AM   #5 
  - crotchety  lazarus   Apr-23-04 01:15 AM   #6 
     - agreed, but calling it "reality" is still perverse  unblock   Apr-23-04 04:36 AM   #7 
        - sado-masochism  oscar111   Apr-23-04 05:13 AM   #8 
        - really?  lazarus   Apr-23-04 10:47 AM   # 
        - really?  lazarus   Apr-23-04 10:47 AM   #10 
        - actually  lazarus   Apr-23-04 10:45 AM   #9 

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