Thursday, April 09, 2009

Fox Orders Reality Redundancy Show

The creation of a reality TV show in which employees of a company fight each other to stay on the payroll while one of their colleagues is made redundant has been ordered for broadcast by Fox TV in the United States.

The show - reality not fiction - strikes me as a modern form of Roman gladiatorial contests in which the powerless fight each other for the dubious privilege of surviving and the possibility of one day gaining their freedom - all for the sake of entertaining the masses and consolidating the power of the rulers. In the modern "game" the carrot is a brief moment of media fame and a possible media contract to tell all.

This crude exploitation of working people by a media organisation whose CEO has a net worth of $4 Billion should be avoided like the plague.

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