when no one cares
August 25, 2006
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While the entertainment world was riveted on the Tom Cruise being canned story, there was a very interesting TV announcement made by CBS. They announced that the upcoming season of their long running reality show ‘Survivor’ will feature four different teams. The big twist is that the four teams will be divided by race. There will be a team of whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians.
Coming off the lowest rated season in it’s 12-season run, CBS apparently felt the need to shake things up. So the obvious solution? Controversy. And what better controversial topic than race relations? I can’t think of any. I talked to a number of people about this today, none of whom actually watch the show (I admittedly caught every episode of Season 1, but literally have not watched any since then), and almost everyone sounded like they might be interested in watching it given this new format. I guess it’s like the car wreck that everyone slows down to see, even though they know they shouldn’t.
I for one will not be watching the show, as per usual. I will admit being momentarily interested, until I realized how wrong and manipulative it is. It’s a free country, and they can do whatever they want. But it just doesn’t sit well with me.
One person that is excited about the show is conservative talk radio loud mouth Rush Limbaugh, whose comments regarding the show only further stuffed his fat foot in his oversized mouth. He stated on the air that the black team would be at a disadvantage because they are not good swimmers. He also called the Asian team the “brainiacs”, said the Hispanics would “do things other people won’t do” and said the white team might win if they allow “cheating” and “oppression”. Very nice. Way not to hide your true conservative values. Too bad no one with half a brain listens to you anymore and could call you out on your extremely blatant racist remarks.