My latest in the Pierre Capital Journal. A taste:
I recently came across a web ad that made me do something I rarely do, namely look at a web ad. It was for a Discovery Channel show called “Amish Mafia.” I hit the link to see a preview of the show. As I watched the video I couldn’t help but think, “There is no way this is true.” A brief internet search showed that, sadly, “Amish Mafia” is a largely a charade.
Wise television and documentary viewers should be skeptical about much of what passes as “reality” entertainment. There are at least three reasons why this is the case.