A Reality TV Show of the War in Afghanistan
Ken T says:
@SteveM:“Keep in mind that this production is only possible because the Pentagon believes it has positive propaganda value.”
That plus the fact that the Discovery Channel believes it has positive entertainment value. Think about that for a few minutes.
It was during VietNam that the American public saw, for the first time, real war broadcast to their TV screens. Every night, on the nightly news, there it was. Real soldiers in a real war really killing and getting killed. It has been a fairly non-controversial position ever since that this more than anything else is what caused the public to turn against the war. But here we are 40 years later with real live televised war being used to sell advertising. Instead of building a Coliseum to stage our gladiator fights to the death, we simply broadcast them live from overseas.