Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Game Show Garbage, which I hadn't checked in a while, has posted a commentary on supposed scandals in our little genre. A lot of the items concern non-U.S. shows and are thus outside this blog's purview. Some of the items are mildly scandalous and some are just weird or quirky. The writer awards a "scandal or not" prize to each one, if you're interested.
A site called International Policy Digest - an award winner for Most Pompous Site Title - offers pictures from Quiz Show as part of a long-winded denunciation of, believe it or not, fake news bots on social media. I'm losing sleep over this massive threat to the world, the galaxy, the universe. Not to mention that Quiz Show was laughably inaccurate in its deification of Richard Goodwin as the hero of the 1950s rigging scandals. If you're gonna denounce fake news, you probably shouldn't refer to the heavily fictionalized Quiz Show.
By the way, GSN is promising more scandals and mysteries in its Cover Story series next month. I'm sure we'll all be scandalized to the max.