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Reality TV is the New French Novel

I’m a Reality TV producer.  I make the stuff.  Oh, go ahead, scripted television snob,  snark away,  I’ve heard it all before.  If it makes you feel any better, I’ll confess:  we have created a Monster. But why are rational Americans surprised by Trump?  Twenty years after The Truman Show sent up a cautionary flare about our obsessive self-regard,  we are now living in a reality TV show -- a nation of over-sharers and  approval whores, each of us our own pathetic little  brand.
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