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CBS’ condemnation of Big Brother bigotry isn’t new: Why should we believe it this time?

The story of Big Brother 15‘s houseguests’ racist, sexist, and homophobic comments has blown up, reaching the level of major entertainment press and prompting CBS to release a statement. But the only real consequence so far has been to Aaryn, who was dropped by her modeling agency, and I’m not convinced that CBS will take …

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More people who think Whodunnit murdered its contestants

Update: The show’s executive producer Anthony Zuiker discusses this and gives behind-the-scenes details. Episode two of ABC’s Whodunnit–and also brought out even more people who thought that a broadcast reality TV show actually killed its contestants. The second episode was, for me, about the same as the first, with similar strengths and weaknesses–though the post-investigation …

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Big Brother already a cesspool of racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments

In perhaps record time, Big Brother 15‘s houseguests have unleashed a torrent of racist, sexist, and homophobic comments, mostly directed toward other people in the house, and most of which go unchallenged by others. This year, it isn’t limited to just one or two people; as Hamsterwatch reports, “the roll call for racist/homophobic/misogynist remarks now …

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