Posted by Ralphy ™ at ool-18b80a12.dyn.optonline.net on January 19, 2004 at 13:17:25:
In Reply to: Johnny Rotten 2 appear in celebrityreality tv show posted by shitty speller...DEAL WITH IT! on January 19, 2004 at 13:11:14:
First off, because of the Hawthorne Effect, true reality TV can never be achieved. That said, here is the OTHER paradox...
They call it "reality" to put average people in the spotlight. It's not "real"...it's just unscripted bullshit that saves the network a couple of bucks. Then they make a celebrity version. How does that work? Doesn't that contradict that very "purpose" or reality television?
This is all old news, I know. But I must admit, this reality fad hasn't diminished as quickly as I hoped it would.
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