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“Big Babies” Reality TV Show

I just caught up with reading PR Week and came across a story that brought tears to my eyes: last month, The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) launched its American Idol Truth Tour in protest of reality-show working conditions. Give me a break.

So when does coming up with the crazy ideas to help ordinary people make a spectacle of themselves become a tough job? We’ll I imagine the writers who encourage people to eat slime, fight with mean nannies, and tear down roach invested homes, are in danger of breaking into a sweat. This might be worse than child labor in third world countries.

According to one report:

- David Weiss, WGA vice president, said during an LA rally: “Time cards have been filled out often illegally, people are being asked to work through their lunch breaks . . . and work 15- to 20-hour days, frequently seven days a week.”

If that’s true, then maybe the writers need better representation. Come on, you mean to tell me the writers need a PR campaign to travel around on a bus and cry about the horrible behind the scenes abuses that the public needs to know about? All for a product that has managed to survive longer than it should have that continues to turn television into the vast wasteland?

I say, get off the bus and stop being big babies. Maybe if your life had more reality, you’d find more important issues to protest.

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John Edward’s Words

OK, everyone will be saying that John Edward’s is a two-faced liar. The former presidential candidate admitted to an extramarital affair while his wife was battling cancer. He also denied that he’s the father of the woman’s baby.

While this can be one of those, “He who is without sin, cast the first stone” (don’t know the reference? Check out the Bible verse it’s connected with). Why? Because we all have fallen short of living perfect lives. HOWEVER, Mr. Edward’s decided to dig himself a bigger hole with his follow up comments.

The kicker is that MSNBC reported the following:

“Edwards told ABC News that he lied repeatedly about the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter but said that he didn’t love her. He said he has not taken a paternity test but knows he isn’t the father because of the timing of the affair and the birth.”

He “didn’t love her”??? My point is that now that the news is out, simply admit your mistake and leave it alone. Look, over the years I too have tried to justify wrong actions. However, it does not work. When you make a mistake, just acknowledge it, move and allow the healing to begin.

I know I won’t have to point out why this post fits the “PR for Laughs” blog because the comics around the country are going to have a party with this one.