Judging the Jury

In The New Yorker, Rebecca Mead points out that Robert Durst is not the only one associated with the Jinx media spectacle who should feel guilty. The show’s finale represented “a grotesque concatenation in which vigilante investigation was queasily merged with commercial sensationalism … every viewer who is not too stupid or too full of himself to know what was going on knows that what we did was morally indefensible.”

+ NYT: Irresistible TV, but Durst Film Tests Ethics, Too.

+ Reality TV has historically been anything but real. However, that trend seems to be changing. Consider the Cambodian TV show that reunites families scattered by the Khmer Rouge.

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