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Reality TV makes U.S. look like nation of idiots

Is it just my imagination or has the quality of television broadcasting gone down? Specifically, I am talking about the deluge of “reality” TV shows. While the adults among us know these ridiculous shows are “scripted” to some extent, the young and impressionable as well as those around the world watching in subtitled syndication think it is “reality” of life in the United States. Is it any wonder why the United States is universally disrespected, when the antics of the misanthropes in these shows make America appear to be a nation of idiots? Give me “Father Knows Best” and “Leave it to Beaver” over “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” anytime!

Warren Baltes

Amherst