Friday, November 14, 2003

God Bless Rupert Murdoch

Rupert and his empire continue to push the boundaries of sleazy sensationalism. Sky TV created a reality TV show, "There's Something About Miriam," in which seven single men, including a Marine commando, a ski-instructor, and a lifeguard, vie for the affections of Miriam, a hottie that the men collectively select from a lineup.

The twist, naturally, is that after weeks of filming, complete with kissing and fondling, Miriam chooses the lucky bachelor, then lifts her skirt to reveal that she is a pre-surgical transsexual. Or, to quote Austin Powers, "She's a man, baby."

The men, who were quite upset, are suing to prevent the show from being aired. Rupert's lawyers point out that they never referred to Miriam as a woman, and thus the contestants don't have a case.

Heck, I wouldn't put it past the Murdoch organization to turn the case into a second reality television show!

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