“how real is reality TV?”

“how real is reality TV?”
USA TODAY runs with the predictable “it isn’t real, silly” story. Worse, their evidence is really super-weak. They cite Dr. Dumbass, Sean Kenniff, who says his character was “one-sided,” which must mean that he’s not a dumbass at all but that the show wasn’t real. Please. What isn’t real is this “news” about reality TV.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.