Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Why I Don't Miss Cable

Activists Denounce Fox's Upcoming 'Who's Your Daddy?'

Child rights and adoption advocates have reacted angrily to the upcoming Fox reality series Who's Your Daddy?, in which adopted children must select their real parent from a group of eight men, seven of whom are pretending to be the father. Adam Pertman, author of Adoption Nation, told BBC News: "This isn't just offensive, it's destructive. ... How can anyone think to turn such a personal, involved and poignant experience into a game show?" But co-exec producer Kevin Healey commented: "I can understand the reservations. ... But the people came to it with great excitement and a willingness to play the game. It's a fun and healthy way to get to know this person that they've never met." The series is set to debut with a 90-minute special on Jan. 3.

When asked about Western Civilization, Mahatma Ghandi is reported to have said, "I think it would be a good idea."
Teevee Announcer: "Next on Fox, 'World's Deadliest Executions!'"
Homer: "Awww. They only show crucifixions during the sweeps."


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