Monday 2 August 2004 1.11pm
I've watched it from time to time, and find it profoundly dispiriting. The people who appear on it are dreadful, and I gather that there are no shortage of volunteers, what is it with the notion of celebrity? And the cynics who put it out are just as bad. Are you familiar with "Bum Fights"?
I remember seeing Oprah Winfrey for the first time, about fifteen years ago and being shocked that people should want to go on tv and air their dirty laundry, and in my ignorance thinking that it could never happen in this country. Now, if I'm minded, I can tune into Trisha every day and see a ghastly parade of freaks and show-offs disputing the paternity of their poor children.
Ignorance is bliss