Friday, July 29, 2005

The hallmark of integrity

From E! Online News:
However, Liguori stressed that the network was taking the investigation into its highest rated show very seriously.

"The credibility of that competition is important to us and we will do everything to maintain the integrity of the show," he said. (Source)
Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, the competition in question is none other than Fox's "American Idol." This is the show that claims to be a contest to win a big recording contest. And when that contest is determined by a narrow margin, the producers decide to just award two recording contracts. Is it really a competition, or just an infomercial?

Harry Frankfurt is right: "One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit."


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