Hello mudda, hello fadda

CBS Was Warned on “Kid Nation,” Documents Show

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Four children received medical treatment for accidentally drinking bleach, one child was burned on her face with hot grease while cooking in an unsupervised kitchen, and most of the children were required to work 14 hours or longer per day.

CBS officials had used the “camp” designation to characterize the reality show in discussions with parents.

CBS contended the children were not employees because they were not performing specific work for specific wages.

Bonus points: The Attorney General investigating the event is named “Buzzard.”

I think they intended to recreate Lord of the Flies but the effect was more Kamp Krusty. For this kind of bad publicity they should have at least got one or two pig heads on a stick, if not a full Battle Royale.

I suggest SURVIVOR: EXPOSED! in which infants will be left on mountaintops. As the show progresses, we find out which ones survive, raised by wolves, and return to the city to wreak a terrible vengeance.

6 thoughts on “Hello mudda, hello fadda

  1. I suggest SURVIVOR: EXPOSED! in which infants will be left on mountaintops. As the show progresses, we find out which ones survive, raised by wolves, and return to the city to wreak a terrible vengeance.
    Man that would make an awesome play.

  2. Proof (as though we needed any) that television executives are evil and reality TV is a sign of the end times. They threw these kids into a ghost town by themselves, and they didn’t see it coming that the kids would drink bleach? And what the hell were the parents thinking? Kids are insane. Any parent that doesn’t know that hasn’t been paying attention.

    1. “Reality TV” is fairly new in the U.S., but stage parents aren’t. Shudder.
      Let’s put the execs out there and have the kids reenact The Children of the Corn. They’re already damaged, at least they should have some fun with it.

  3. Oh that is where….

    , Carlos Castaneda, a spokesman for the state labor department, now known as the Department of Workforce Solutions, said Tuesday.

    For those who may not remember dear old Carlos Castaneda from that whole Yanqui Way of Knowledge thingiePooh…. It may yet be time to pull out the old tgattered copies of The Teachings of Don Juan and wonder what sort of Mystico-Religous Experience one is encountering in this truly momentous Moment as we uncover the inner secret of the Sublimely Subliminal Super Secret Message behind this mystical piece of Viral Marketting.
    Ah yes…

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