Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Can we get Tommy Schenck a job at Fox News?
Now, this is the kind of "network affiliate preempting program it finds offensive" that I can get behind: a Fox stationa Fox station!refused to air that reprehensible "Who's Your Daddy?" reality program:
WRAZ-TV (Fox 50) in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., has yanked "Daddy" and instead will air a documentary, "I Have Roots and Branches: Personal Reflections on Adoption," in the 8-9:30 p.m. EST block slated for "Daddy."Fox itself has actually done a bit of censorship since getting whopping horrific shitloads of bad press and protests about the show:
Fox has shot a total of six episodes of "Daddy" but so far has scheduled only one airing as a special.In case anyone doesn't know what those other five episodes contain, swallow your gorge and read on:
The show challenges a woman who was adopted as an infant to pick her father from a group of eight men for a $100,000 prize. If the woman picks the right man, she wins the $100,000, but if not the impostor gets the money.Excuse me, I have to go whack someone with a stick now. Fox is defending itself, of course:
Fox reps have stressed that despite the show's provocative title, all of the people featured in "Daddy" were willing participants and that regardless of the competitive element, all of the women are reunited with their biological fathers as a result of their participation in the show.Yeah, whatever. I repeat:
The show challenges a woman who was adopted as an infant to pick her father from a group of eight men for a $100,000 prize. If the woman picks the right man, she wins the $100,000, but if not the impostor gets the money.Damn, where's that stick? Really, there are heads that need whacking. I'll conclude with a line from "Daily Show" correspondent Lewis Black: "Oh, Fox, why won't your animals attack when we need them?"
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