We Underestimated the Impact of Reality TV on the World

“Aren’t the people spewing preposterous political talking points they’ve been paid to disperse just like those kids on The Real World who knew why they’d been cast and played their roles with gusto?”

There are a lot of challenges facing society at the moment, and many of them may have been heavily influenced by the rise of reality television.

Kitanya Harrison suggests reality TV mattered and we should have realized it, pointing out the shift from documentary-style reality television to fake reality television has enabled our current media and political climate.

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