Murdoch on reality TV

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, April 20th, 2015 - 8 comments
Categories: Media, tv, uncategorized - Tags: ,

From the excellent Sharon Murdoch:


8 comments on “Murdoch on reality TV”

  1. Clemgeopin 1

    May be just send the poor buggers off to Iraq to fight on our (and US) behalf and do a ‘reality’ show. The kids of the millionaires, the rich and the famous don’t volunteer to join the army and fight anyway! I suspect the wealthy are pacifists and conscientious objectors!

    • Sable 1.1

      No, the wealthy let other people do the dying for them and clean the house and raise their children.

  2. Weepus beard 2

    Is that John Key’s best mate, Mark Weldon?

    The public broadcasting hating Mark Weldon?

  3. saveNZ 3

    He he.

    Only pictures can now depict the complexity, in humanising and absurdity of MSM and it’s messaging by it’s owners and executives.

  4. vto 4

    Look, this doesn’t just reflect on Murdoch and Weldon it reflects on all of us to some extent I think. I definitely reflects on our society. Well probably all societies in similar circumstances…..

    In fact, in good cartoonist fashion this failing of the human condition has been highlighted

  5. Melanie Scott 5

    I watched Farenheit 9/ll again on Maori Television last night. It was even more horrific this time round. Goes a long way to explaining why IS has appeared on the scene, and yes not many rich kids in the American army during the Iraq war, and only one the offspring of a politician. All JK’s mates were enjoying themselves though.

  6. Malconz 6

    The label “Reality TV” is a glaring example of how the language is captured and distorted. The depressing “reality” is that Reality TV shows are anything but.

    Look at the recipe for a typical Reality show:
    An artificial environment (e.g. the Mansion)
    An artificial social group (carefully-chosen contestants/residents)
    Those contestants selected to fit a formula (hunky, blonde, quirky etc)
    Forced to conform to artificial rules (“Perform this task/challenge”)
    A zero-sum situation where only one person can emerge victorious.

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