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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Survival show faces 'fake' claim

Alt Tv/Fleet FM Breakfast News
Survival show faces 'fake' claim
Channel 4 in Britain is to investigate a claim that it misled viewers in a survival series, in the latest allegation of reality being manipulated on a TV show. Born Survivor featured British adventurer Bear Grylls dealing with "perilous situations" in the wild. But a crew member told the Sunday Times some nights were spent in hotels. As Television dreams became unbelievable by new ‘media savvy’ generations, TV has started framing reality televsion as reality, when of course it is not, it is a hyper-reality with only the fast action moments edited together, none of the boring moments that fill 90% of normal reality. How this effects a new generation of media viewers who are now desensitized to ‘normal reality’ and how it will play out on the behaviour of those young minds will no doubt be seen in playgrounds, streets and psyche wards in the future.


At 25/7/07 11:37 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude that Bear Grylls guy has issues. First, whats up with his parents calling him Bear? Did they just name him after the first thing they saw? If this was the case, why not call him 'Doctor' or 'Blood' - since he was probably born in a hospital.
Unless - he *WAS* born in a bear cave, or something.

Secondly - your bang on man, 'reality', at least the kind of reality being forced on Gen# will make them think unless their life is a fast paced action movie, then its not a life at all. Someone take these kids to a lawn bowls tornament. THATS reality, brother.

In other news, I see your hosting 'pitch a show idle' - how is that going? Any standouts so far?


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