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Reader’s comment: The race to the bottom


In response to Nick Booth: My humiliation in TV’s theatres of cruelty;

Ravenscar wrote:

Human beings are inevitably flawed and weak, in their frailty and vulnerability they all too frequently mistake human empathy with people laughing not with them but at them. Freak TV, re-al-it-tee TV innit was always aiming for the lowest common denominator in a race to the bottom and the bottom feeders came out from under their stones and realized there were people below them in the food chain, called TV execs, researchers and reality TV trick cyclists/social services.

If you feed and indulge prurience and yumanitee’s basal instincts, what else are you going to realize but beastliness and the herd behaving as beasts?

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