Jon & Kate Plus Fake

I've purposefully avoided watching "Jon & Kate Plus 8," and on a personal level I couldn't care less about what happens to Jon & Kate, but in recently filed divorce papers Kate Gosselin states that she and her husband have lived "separate and apart" for the last two years. [Link] This is interesting because, apparently, on last season's show they made a big deal out of renewing their wedding vows in Hawaii. Evidently the whole thing was staged.

And so they become another footnote in the ongoing history of fake reality TV. As I wrote in Hippo Eats Dwarf: "As long as there’s been TV, there’s been reality TV. And as long as there’s been reality TV, producers have been faking the reality portion of it."

Thanks, Bob!


Posted on Tue Jun 23, 2009

Make of it what you will.
Posted by Duck  on  Wed Jun 24, 2009  at  10:29 AM
...Why are you surprised about this?

Reality TV has not been reality since it premiered on Television.

Really man where's your head? (and I'm not trying to sound mean in any way.)
Posted by G  on  Sun Jul 05, 2009  at  06:23 PM
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