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political correct-ness VS reality TV

 
 
Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 05:48 am
Isn't it odd that its more of a crime to be politically incorrect, to tell things the way they really are or to laugh at the mishaps of life in general, than to air reality programs that humiliate their participants and allow the whole country to laugh at them?
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 06:40 am
I suppose it's all about perception. Personally, I hate reality shows, and I don't really understand why people are so intrigued by seeing others fail. Well, I do understand, but I think it's disgusting. I would much rather be politically incorrect, which on some level brings people together through humour, than make fun of my fellow peoples vicariously, via "reality" TV.
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fishin
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 07:20 am
I's guess that the major difference here is that people who participate in reality shows do so of their own free will knowing that they may make fools of themselves.
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L R R Hood
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 08:56 am
fishin' wrote:
I's guess that the major difference here is that people who participate in reality shows do so of their own free will knowing that they may make fools of themselves.


I've seen interviews with these people after the show is over, and they say that they didn't know all the details before hand.
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suzy
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 07:07 pm
I agree, to some extent.
I don't make a habit of watching reality shows, but I did once watch American Idol - hated it.
They are so rude and mean, especially that Simon.
I can't watch stuff where people are intentionally mean to others. Yes, these people perform of their own free will, but they usually also believe they're good. It's like making fun of retarded people.
Same mindset, to me.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 07:17 pm
it's the price you pay for your fifteen minutes of fame

i'll just stay quietly anonymous thank you
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L R R Hood
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 05:32 am
djjd62 wrote:
it's the price you pay for your fifteen minutes of fame

i'll just stay quietly anonymous thank you


That's true. I guess I was thinking of how people are still trying to force everyone to be politically correct. It seems to me that PC should be going out of style.
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suzy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 09:14 am
It would be PC if I were writing to the networks trying to get the show cancelled. As it is, I simply find it distasteful.
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L R R Hood
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 09:15 am
suzy wrote:
It would be PC if I were writing to the networks trying to get the show cancelled. As it is, I simply find it distasteful.


Why would that be PC?
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suzy
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 09:28 am
Trying to influence the networks not to air stuff which I personally find distasteful or un-PC.
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L R R Hood
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 01:08 pm
How do networks get their ratings? Does anyone know?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 01:13 pm
http://www.nielsenmedia.com/

Nielson tracks the TV viewing habits of people across the US. They are now also into internet tracking. In fact, about a month ago, I was asked if I wanted to be involved in their tracking. It involved installing tracking software on my computer. I said, "No, thank you"!
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L R R Hood
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 01:28 pm
I don't think it would hurt to let tv networks know what shows you like and what shows you don't. Don't they appreciate feedback?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 24 Apr, 2004 03:51 pm
i remember a drew carey episode about the pc'ing of america, he was saying, what are the jokes in the future going to be, this guy and this other guy walk into this place.
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L R R Hood
 
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Reply Sun 25 Apr, 2004 06:49 am
LOL
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