Thursday, January 26, 2006

Homophobic media and the lowest common denominator

Good guardian blog that questions whether the British media is yet willing to accept a gay man as leader of a major political party. With comments like "another one bites the pillow", it would appear that the Sun is not even slightly ready to move away from it's homophobic stance, that sadly seems to sell newspapers. That and the extremely large breasts on page three!

Meanwhile, there's a superb piece on the BBC site about a spoof reality TV show that involved contestants racing to see who could conceive a baby first. It's a hilarious read, but it's also more than mildly disturbing just how far some people will go for 5 minutes of fame. Which of course brings us back to the tabloids and there incessant peddling of characters within reality TV shows... I mean, do the daily antics of random members of the public really matter that much?

Oh well... I'm off home to try to find some scripted television. Wish me luck!

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