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Reality Show That’s For Real Meaning

Confession! I have never watched a single Reality show that has appeared on TV because they come across as exercises in stupidity and encourage humans to make fools of themselves, but a new French Reality show finally has convinced me the activity could be beneficial to society. A French Reality show, “Les Accord de Marseille,” will be broadcast on France5 in September. The show brings together a dozen 18 year olds, six from israel and six from Palestinian territories, and has them live together as they hold negotiations aimed at establishing a peace deal. Show creators believe the most important aspect of the show is enabling a group of Israeli and Palestinian youth to engage in meaningful dialogue away from daily pressures to please the crowd that only desires to express anger and hate. French director Mohamed Ulad co-wrote the scenario with French-Israeli philosopher, Sophie Nordmann, and insists this will not become another example of trash TV. “We will try to take part in discussions between young people, Israelis and Palestinians who will be socializing for the first time.” The show will film over a three week period and the group will be in an isolated area away from Marseille.sd

Who knows, perhaps in a climate of sanity, the idea of sanity might result in a sensible solution. Has anyone considered having Benjamin Netanyahu and President Abbas spend time on an island off the coast of France for three weeks?

Reality TV Captures Real Police Cover-Up!

Reality TV has enabled average Americans to become instant media heroes as their exploits receive national coverage. An A&E series, “The First 48″ has been covering Detroit homicide detectives in their work, including on the scene capture of real criminals. Unfortunately, for the police, the TV camera men captured police officers involved in a cover-up over the murder of an innocent child who was caught in cross fire. The video tape shows a police officer throwing a stun grenade into a first floor building and then, within seconds, firing into the room where the shot killed a child. The police version is somewhat different. They claim police entered the first floor and then became engaged with a struggle with a grandmother during which time an officer’s pistol accidentally went off killing the child.

Geoffrey Fieger, who represents the family whose daughter was killed, says bluntly the video presents a story that does not match the police version. “It’s not an accident. It’s not a mistake. There was no altercation.” The police fired from the porch, not inside the room. Period. Just watch the Reality show.

Question: Why was any gun drawn when confronting a grandmother?