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Reply #7: agreed, but calling it "reality" is still perverse [View All]

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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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