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It seems as if it doesn’t take much to amuse us now days. It is apparent that entertainment, specifically television, has changed drastically. All three of the articles discussed the change of television through the years. They all had interesting views and debated well. The article that I chose to discuss is “Reality television: Oxymoron” by George F. Will. “America is becoming increasingly desensitized. Entertainment seeking a mass audience is ratcheting up the violence, sexuality, and degradation, becoming increasingly coarse and trying to be shocking in an unshockable society (Will, 295). Television may not be the worst thing in America, but it is desensitizing us. Without even knowing it things don’t bother us as much as they used to.
Will’s article discusses reality television and how it gets it ratings. Reality television consists of people being fools or degrading themselves for something of monetary value. Fred Allen warned us, “Imitation is the sincerest form of television” (293). Networks take existing shows imitate them and put their spin on things. This is why we ha…
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