Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by James Wolcott
Vanity Fair (December 2009)

“Amid the smoldering wreckage of the popular culture, the author blames Reality TV, which has not only ruined network values, destroyed the classic documentary, and debased the art of bad acting, but also fomented class warfare, antisocial behavior, and murder.”


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