Is Reality TV Rewarding Bad Behavior?

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Reality television is an emerging source of entertainment. We live in an age where society watches reality television more than the news. But is reality television rewarding bad behavior? Are people compromising their morals to become reality stars? Tom Green believes so. In the article, “Reality TV- Rewarding Bad Behavior,” author, Tom Green argument that reality television is promoting practices that conflict morals. His argument has some merit however, his accusatory tone towards reality television only shows his negative bias perception of reality television. He fails to see the positives in reality television like allowing society comprehend different citizen’s everyday life. He speaks of how citizens have become “addicted to the cheap thrills” because of big television networks promoting reality television because “competition for eyeballs is fierce.” Tom Green’s illogical argument reveals his negative outlook on society’s character for supporting reality television which is in turn “rewarding bad behavior”. Tom’s Green’s claim that “reality television is rewarding bad behavior” is weak because he …show more content…
He puts all the blame on society and big corporations stating “media is shaping culture and training the audience to no longer demand quality programming” yet on his show he is “humping a dead moose.” By stating this, Tom Green’s hypocrisy not only makes his argument weak but reveals how he believe society is partially at fault for the recent boom in reality television. To Conclude, yes, there are negatives about reality television but there are positives and Tom Green’s “diatribe against reality TV” successfully creates a superficial piece about reality television. He fails to show the reader how reality television affected society in a positive

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