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March 27 2006

ABC’s “Extreme” Exploitation – March 27, 2006

ABC’s “Extreme” Exploitation – March 27, 2006

You know, I don’t remember what the world did before TheSmokingGun.com came along, but I, for one, don’t really want to remember.

It seems that ABC has decided it’s ok to start dictating what people are most deserving of the Extreme Makeover:Home Edition treatment. In a letter to their affiliates, ABC has listed their most desired problems for the new season. It reads like a shopping list of explotation to me.

Now, I am not saying these people aren’t deserving, all the ailments/problems listed in this letter are severe, and these people probably can use the help, but the letter just seems downright tacky to me. You can almost hear the hooping and hollering in your head when they get a phone call telling them that an affiliate has found them one of those “17 known cases in US” of congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis. Because, as the letter writer so enthusasitically points out “let me know if one is in your town!”. Yeah, I’ll let you know if one is my town right after I was the filth off of me that is this letter.

ABC has sunk to a new low, and I am sure they never wanted this letter seen by the public, but this shows that this show is nothing to them except for explotation of people. I am glad the people end up with a new house, but at what price? More pain?



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