mr. zilla goes to town

Saturday, February 26, 2005

reality bites

One of the lovely things about pubs and bars here compared to the US is that they're not blighted with telescreens from which the Department of Homeland Security watches your every move.

In other words I was in front of a telly last night for the first time in a few weeks, and saw an ad for this show:

Channel 4 is to broadcast what it is styling a Guantánamo Bay-style reality show that will examine the effects of mild torture on seven male volunteers.

The Guantánamo Guidebook will recreate some of the practices used at the US naval base where hundreds of so-called "enemy combatants" have been held without trial or access to lawyers for nearly three years.

I can't even remotely imagine any US cable or network channel daring to offend the government so by producing or showing something like this.

Unless it was actual live footage from the real thing.

Then it would rate higher than NASCAR...


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