reality http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2670/all en Reality Shows Trump Fiction Showing What Businessmen Are Like http://www.mrc.org/articles/reality-shows-trump-fiction-showing-what-businessmen-are <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TV writers take lazy way out to continually demonize business despite the public’s positive feelings. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the entertainment industry pumping out a different crop of reality shows every season, a new phenomenon had occurred. Business, success, and making money are suddenly portrayed positively. Reality shows depict business as a positive thing because, in reality, average Americans don’t see business and money as an inherently bad thing. That’s a complete turn-around from how businessmen have been pictured in scripted TV.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/reality-shows-trump-fiction-showing-what-businessmen-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business business Duck Dynasty reality tv Thu, 16 May 2013 15:19:41 +0000 dan.gainor 43597 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood's Shocking Truth http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-shocking-truth <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/catherine-maggio">Catherine Maggio</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reese Witherspoon thinks Hollywood has changed, and not for the better.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-shocking-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment award Celebrities entertainment hollywood movie music pattinson reality show star Video violence witherspoon world Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:41:00 +0000 admin 2162 at http://www.mrc.org Commentary: Exposing the Hollywood 'Clique' http://www.mrc.org/commentary/commentary-exposing-hollywood-clique <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Born blocks from the NBC soundstage in 1984 to parents in the entertainment industry, Ben Shapiro is a natural choice to write a book about Hollywood. For his new book "Primetime Propaganda," Shapiro has studied decades of television content and interviewed a bevy of powerful Hollywood producers to document the degree to which they have created a political and cultural revolution of permissive leftism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/commentary-exposing-hollywood-clique" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Culture abc anti asked audience authentic blacklist book called cartoon character choice content continue cultural degree entertainment george goldberg hollywood insisted insisting introduction left life NBC political producer producers reality reflect schultz shapiro show social Television traditional world write Fri, 03 Jun 2011 01:25:00 +0000 admin 2105 at http://www.mrc.org Catfighting 'Uber-Divas' Get a Reality Show http://www.mrc.org/articles/catfighting-uber-divas-get-reality-show <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >What does it say about a young woman when her friends and family nominate her to be a part of a reality show because she needs a massive attitude adjustment?  </p> <br /> <p ><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Queen Bees</i>, the newest reality show entry in the cable-sphere, rounds up a bunch of “mean girls” – older versions of the ones that make middle school a living nightmare for many – with the premise that they must compete to be “nice.”  The one deemed to be the nicest wins $25,000 at the end of the show.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/catfighting-uber-divas-get-reality-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education normalqueen reality stylemso Television Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28172 at http://www.mrc.org Tila Success Inspires More Trash TV http://www.mrc.org/articles/tila-success-inspires-more-trash-tv <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <br /> <p >Continuing its slide into becoming the “raunch for teens and 20-somethings” channel, MTV will be serving up yet more voyeuristic sex in 2008.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/tila-success-inspires-more-trash-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family reality research stylemso Thu, 03 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28429 at http://www.mrc.org What Children Watch http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/what-children-watch <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> With the Writers Guild on strike in Hollywood, the forecast for so-called "reality" TV shows has probably never looked brighter. The networks keep attempting to find new programming schticks, and perhaps no "reality" show had a stranger buildup than CBS's "Kid Nation," which drew a pile of negative early publicity for being an alleged labor camp or sweatshop for youngsters in New Mexico.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/what-children-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Children facetimes family reality sizefontppfont Thu, 29 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000 4502 at http://www.mrc.org Bad Company http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2006/Bad_Company_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2005 affair agents amy annabelle anti bad bmi boss business businessman businessmen case casino cbss CEO character characters charles cliff commerce companies company Crime criminal criminals desperate discovered dramas drug employees entertainment episode episodes family firm good home honest housewives husband industry joe kids kill law left lynette made medium Miami monica montecito murder nbcs negative network nina november offered office order patient percent pharmaceutical plot plots portrayed Primetime private reality research scott sector shows society staff start studied study Television tom vegas venture victims Video wife Women work worked workplace young Wed, 21 Jun 2006 19:23:00 +0000 admin 30559 at http://www.mrc.org Sweet Sixteen, Buried In Greed http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/sweet-sixteen-buried-greed <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> If it was meant to be a passing fancy, it shows no sign of abatement. In fact, "reality" television seems to be seeping out of every crack and crevice on the tube these days. Hollywood is satisfying audiences' desire for extravagant new setups that create the prerequisite audacious buzz.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/sweet-sixteen-buried-greed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont reality sizefontppfont Fri, 05 May 2006 04:00:00 +0000 4368 at http://www.mrc.org Hit Job: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hit-job-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/mediamyths/2006/Hit_Job.html">See Full Report</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/media-myths/hit-job-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media Myths MRC Business added bases billion bmi broadcast cbs created cutbacks days evening growth highest job jobs july left losses million network networks news percent reality Regan regans report result shows stories story strong worst years Wed, 25 Jan 2006 20:35:00 +0000 admin 30111 at http://www.mrc.org Trade Secrets http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/trade-secrets <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/charles-simpson">Charles Simpson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/Trade_Secrets_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary </a></p> <br /> <p>CNN promotes “Lou Dobbs Tonight” as “news, debate and opinion.” But it doesn’t explain that Dobbs defines those words his own unique way. “News” is often economic distortions presented as fact. “Debate” doesn’t always mean that both sides get to comment. And, for Dobbs, opinion is something injected into every aspect of a news report.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/trade-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2004 2005 account afl agreement airbus america american april association balance basis benefits billion broadcast build bush business cafta call called Cato central cheap China chinese christine citizens clothing CNN Comment companies congress contract cost Costs countries country created critics currency Debate Deficit deficits Delta devoted Dobbs dobbss dollar economic economies economy evidence explained export exporting exports fact facts fair foreign free GDP global good goods government grew group groups growing growth high higher important Imports India industries industry Insourcing institute investment job jobs journalism june Labor large largest led Lisa lost Lou made maintenance make making manufacturers manufacturing March market markets members million NAFTA national news noted number open organization outsourcing overseas partner people percent point policy political process products program quotas rate reality relied report romans runs show simply site skilled states stories story sylvester Tariffs tech textile tonight trade trading truth tucker unemployment Union Unions unite united washington work workers world wrong year years Tue, 23 Aug 2005 00:44:00 +0000 admin 30544 at http://www.mrc.org The Obscene "Reality" At MTV http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obscene-reality-mtv <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>It's daytime in the summer, and what are your children watching? The odds are that it's MTV, cable's raunchiest magnet for the out-of-school crowd. Nielsen experts say MTV is watched by 73 percent of boys and 78 percent of girls aged 12 to 19, and if they've got it on during the day, the younger ones in the house are probably checking it out, too.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/obscene-reality-mtv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes reality sizefontppfont summer Fri, 05 Aug 2005 04:00:00 +0000 4280 at http://www.mrc.org "Wife Swaps" and Wood Shop http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/wife-swaps-and-wood-shop <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>It's always nice when the ratings numbers reflect that not every hit program revolves around sexuality, snide cynicism, or ever-escalating insults. It's refreshing when "reality TV" isn't merely a demented neighborhood full of unemployed porn stars and tragically post-pubescent child actors mugging desperately for a second whiff of fame. Sometimes, real people play themselves on TV and grow a little. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/wife-swaps-and-wood-shop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Children facetimes fontppfont reality sizefontppfont Thu, 30 Sep 2004 04:00:00 +0000 4186 at http://www.mrc.org Depressing "Reality" Show Sleaze http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/depressing-reality-show-sleaze <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Who would have imagined five years ago that the fad, the rage, the phenomenon of network television would be the "reality" show? Now that it's the 21st century, network executives are putting expensive actors and their scripts aside for average Americans trying to claw their way into their 15 minutes of fame. At least 20 percent of the prime-time schedule during the February sweeps period was composed of reality programming. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/depressing-reality-show-sleaze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division bleeped facetimes reality sexual sizefontppfont Thu, 08 Jul 2004 04:00:00 +0000 4174 at http://www.mrc.org Trashing the Army at the Movies http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/trashing-army-movies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>In the same week that Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch returned home to waving flags and ovations of love, Hollywood is sending out very different pictures. It's portraying the U.S. solider as a crook and drug-dealing scumbag. The Miramax movie "Buffalo Soldiers" begins its run in New York and Los Angeles just three days after Lynch's return home.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/trashing-army-movies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes Military reality sizefontppfont Thu, 24 Jul 2003 04:00:00 +0000 4072 at http://www.mrc.org Please Sink These TV Love Boats http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/please-sink-these-tv-love-boats <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The power of romance never dies, especially in Hollywood. Romance movies being almost as popular as romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood would discover the endless possibilities in romance "reality" TV. And therein lies the irony. The romance one sees on "reality" television is just about as realistic as that Clinton slow dance on the beach.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/please-sink-these-tv-love-boats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes reality romance Fri, 21 Feb 2003 05:00:00 +0000 4054 at http://www.mrc.org