reality television


Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

‘What is wrong with this headline?’

It may seem odd to quote Paul Dacre, the editor of the jingoist UK Daily Mail. He defended his slanderous headline about the late Marxist academic Ralph Miliband (‘The man who hated Britain’) and father of the leader of Britain’s Labour Party by writing that “popular newspapers have a long tradition of using provocative headlines to

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This is Freedom: The Mandela reality show

So three of Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren will star in their own reality television show for South African television. The show will go on air in 2012. The main characters will be sisters Swati Dlamini-Manaway (34), and Zaziwe...

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Real Housewives of Cairo

The Egyptian revolution faces a terrible crisis in the U.S. media: it does not understand how to be a good reality show. It was exciting when it broke out and roses were handed out to twitter and...