Reality Is Bad And Bad Behavior Essay

929 Words Oct 14th, 2016 4 Pages
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 fails to see reality television as major platform it is for minorities: a group who once did not have a place on prime time television. “Reality TV had started with shows like The Real World. But it became less about documenting the mundane lives of real people, and more about seeing how many train wrecks could fit into one room… The audience became addicted to the cheap…

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