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.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.