Clinton, Dole “debate” The Osbournes.

Clinton, Dole “debate” The Osbournes.
On their 60 Minutes “debate” segment last night, former President Bill Clinton and former Senate Majority Leader debated about reality TV, specifically mentioning The Osbournes and Jack Osbourne’s drug problem. Their deep analysis included comments from Dole that networks “package dysfunctional people like the Osbournes, giggle at the coarseness and the crimes, and sink lower for higher ratings.” Clinton’s scathing rebuttal: “Reality TV makes money because adults watch it. Fox, the network full of conservative Republicans, has reality shows and you haven’t criticized them.” Clinton, by the way, says he “never watched ‘The Osbournes.”

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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.