by Ross Sharp

I wish I’d written this … James Wolcott rips the living shit out of “reality television” in Vanity Fair …

“There was a time when idealistic folksingers such as myself believed that Reality TV was a programming vogue that would peak and recede, leaving only its hardiest show-offs. Instead, it has metastasized like toxic mold, filling every nook and opening new crannies. Idiocracy, Mike Judge’s satire about a future society too dumb to wipe itself, now looks like a prescient documentary”

And Emily Bazelon from Slate reports …

“The Baltimore City Council went where no local government has gone before, it seems, in telling crisis pregnancy centers in the city this week that they have to put up signs saying they don’t provide abortion or birth control.”

But it’s not at all what it first seems.