Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Another faked "reality" show

Say it ain't so!

Mother Jones claims that "Call of the Wildman" nuisance animal show is staged, and the animals aren't necessarily treated well.  And... *gasp*  forms weren't properly filled out!

A California court found that it's legal for Storage Wars to seed the storage lockers up for bid in order to make the show more interesting.  i.e., fake "reality" is protected under the First Amendment.

What does this have to do with atheism?

Well, human beings like a good story, and it's easy for us to fool each other.  A clever charlatan can easily make up a story that will grow legs, wings, and supernatural godlike abilities.  The New Testament is a much better read than "Bad-tempered fundamentalist rabbi gets executed after attacking Temple moneychangers."

Who would pay money for that?

1 comment:

Andrew Hall said...

I saw Wildman once and will never get that time back. Shame on me.