Monday, March 30, 2009

Reality bites

Loved this line from an Oregonian story about the truth behind History Channel’s “Ax Men”:

“We sat down with the producers last summer and asked them why they didn’t show loggers planting trees or protecting streams, instead of all the danger and drama.

“They just looked at us and said, ‘Because we want people to watch the show.’”

My wife was crushed to learn “Top Gear” makes stuff up.

Which goes to show how blurry, and potentially troublesome, the line between information and infotainment is. People think this stuff is real.


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