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neha
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brian_eggleston
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should reality shows should be banned or not????

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/5/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 14,561 times Debate No: 4909
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neha

Con

reality show iz waste of time.....they do not concentrate on their carrier....
it iz part of our life....we cannot spend our future on this...
brian_eggleston

Pro

With many thanks to my (stunningly attractive) opponent for starting this debate, I should like to welcome her to this site and take the opportunity to express what an honour it is for me to take her debating virginity.

However, I'm a bit confused.

The title of this debate is "should reality shows should be banned or not????" and my (incredibly pretty) opponent has chosen the position of "Con" which rather implies that they should not be banned.

On the other hand, her opening argument: "reality show iz waste of time.....they do not concentrate on their carrier....it iz part of our life....we cannot spend our future on this..." seems to indicate that she is, indeed, in favour of these shows being banned.

I don't mind which side of the argument I take, so perhaps my (fabulously beautiful) opponent would be kind enough to clarify her position?
Debate Round No. 1
neha

Con

neha forfeited this round.
brian_eggleston

Pro

Okay, since my opponent hasn't taken the opportunity to make her position clear I will assume that she is in favour of banning reality TV shows and I will argue that they shouldn't be.

Personally I believe that this televised trash is total tripe, banal at best, but banning Big Brother and other boring broadcasts deprives dimwits of their daily dose of diversions from their dull and dreary days!
Debate Round No. 2
neha

Con

neha forfeited this round.
brian_eggleston

Pro

And another thing: I hate censorship. Those of you who have spent any time in France will know there is a programme on Canal+ every Friday night called "Le Journal du Hard" which is an explicit review of the latest hardcore pornographic films – the kind of stuff you could get arrested for possessing in the US – and this is on terrestrial television, not satellite or cable.

http://www.canalplus.fr...

Similarly, RTL in Germany has free hardcore porn on every night, I realise that porn isn't everybody's "cup of tea" but those people who are offended it have plenty of other channels to choose from and since it is on late at night when the kids are in bed, what harm can it do?

The same principle applies to reality TV. Personally I'd rather take swimming lessons from Michael Barrymore than watch Big Brother, but nobody forces me to watch that load of drivel so I don't.

http://news.bbc.co.uk...
http://www.channel4.com...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lillunchboxbandit 6 years ago
lillunchboxbandit
She is pretty...

Also, reality shows are a waste of time because we go through all of that every day except we are taller, or we have less than 8 children.
Posted by Derek.Gunn 6 years ago
Derek.Gunn
There are a lot of unreliable people out there I'm afraid.
This happens quite frequently on this site.
Posted by nalie123 6 years ago
nalie123
how could she not post her response was she busy or something?
Posted by Derek.Gunn 6 years ago
Derek.Gunn
I wonder if you'd've made the same observation out loud if the coincidence was that they black or female?

Brian appears to be admiring her (icon to icon)
Posted by s0m31john 6 years ago
s0m31john
Hey look, another person from India.

Hey look, another shitty debate.

I'm seeing a pattern here.
Posted by CogitoErgoCogitoSum 6 years ago
CogitoErgoCogitoSum
Reality shows? This is the least of our countries entertainment problems. Dont get me wrong, I hate reality tv too... but if there is any one type of show to be banned, why not:
•soap operas,
•prejudicial sitcoms and stand-up comedians,
•mind-numbing and intellectually-stunting game-shows,
•a media that lies or skews the truth
•any show that glamorizes crime or violence
•any show that glamorizes celebrity BS or sexuality or superficiality

Seriously... a few people competing in a game is hardly the worst thing to air on television. Its no more fake that Professional Wrestling... and as anyone obsessed enough to stupid enough not to realize that.... well... they dont really matter much...
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