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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:13 PM
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just when you think FOX has gone as low as possible.....
Edited on Thu Dec-23-04 02:13 PM by fryguy
'Who's Your Daddy?' TV show sparks fury

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=857&e=1...

The "Who's Your Daddy?" show, in which a young woman given up for adoption as a child gets a $100,000 prize for picking out her biological father from a line-up, is the latest in America's obsession with reality TV programming.

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you gotta be kidding me??? is there NOTHING they won't try to profit off of?
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:14 PM
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1. And the dumb-ass rightwingers think....
...thay they've won the "culture war". Tell it to Roger Ailes.
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Krupskaya Donating Member (689 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:15 PM
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2. Are there any men trying to formalize their relationship on it?
No? Well, then, it's OK. Whew.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:15 PM
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3. And if she picks wrong, they don't tell her who her father is, don't
give her any information about the choices, and they send everyone home broken-hearted.

It's the latest in public torture!
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Krupskaya Donating Member (689 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:17 PM
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5. If she picks wrong,
The real father gets the money.
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:42 PM
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14. is that true?
its even worse than i imagined...
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:16 PM
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4. What about the idiot contestant?
Fox found someone stupid and low enough to participate in the show. In the ads for the show, she looks like a plastic surgery/collagen junkie.

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:18 PM
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6. some advice for you, fryguy
don't EVER think FOX can go no lower - they can and DO go lower and they keep doing it over and over
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:43 PM
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15. you're right
i'm just constantly amazed...not only at how demented the ideas are becoming, but that they are actually finding people desperate enough to be on TV to do the things...
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 03:20 PM
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19. the Daddy thing is dehumanizing and psychologically damaging to kids
but what do you expect when they know that the American public enjoys watching people eat bugs for money? :puke:
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:18 PM
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7. I'm sure that Fox can go lower . . .
but I'm not entirely certain how. Several adoption groups are already protesting this show and I've sent Fox an e-mail letter stating that as an adoptive parent myself I am disgusted with this concept. I don't expect that it will do any good, but I had to try.
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:19 PM
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8. My boyfriend works on The Simple Life, and
He said they were talking about this and just how sad and pathetic is was.

Dude, when the people who make Paris Effin' Hilton's reality show say your show lacks class... you've got problems.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:19 PM
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9. Where is the outrage from Brent Bozell and his
"Family values" group? The only sicker then this show is the contestent that agreed to appear on it.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:21 PM
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10. Ah yes, I'm sure we'll be hearing praises for the
family values freindly FOX network
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:22 PM
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11. MORAL VALUES
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:40 PM
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13. you're speaking of the Fox Network
it doesn't have any morals....
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 03:00 PM
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18. i know. it was sarcasm. n/t
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:27 PM
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12. whatever happened to the "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?" show?
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:45 PM
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16. From the 'Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight' Files:
Edited on Thu Dec-23-04 02:46 PM by miss_kitty
"Healey said the idea was inspired by a friend who is adopted. "It came from a very pure place not from a place of trying to embarrass or harm anyone," he said."

:eyes:

Edit: punctuation
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 02:51 PM
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17. Oh be nice! This is just an edgier version of 'To Tell The Truth'.
The original was mind-numbing, but this new version is devoid of everything, including ethics and morality.
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AlFrankenFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 03:28 PM
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20. I hate reality shows n/t
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 03:45 PM
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21. Welcome to the Republic of Dumbf*ckistan.
The sad thing is that people will watch this crap -- mostly the same people who lap up the offal spewed from Pox News. Bush voters. If you're dumb enough to vote for a regime that will screw you to the wall while you beg for more, you're dumb enough to watch, and like, garbage like "Who's Your Daddy."
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 04:02 PM
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22. I'm adopted, and my jaw dropped when I saw this
this is not something to screw around with. Sick sick sick.

I don't mind "reality" TV - in fact, I kind of enjoy The Amazing Race, but this is wrong on so many levels.
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