Check Out This Take on ‘Jon & Kate’: The Obsession with Them is a Positive Media Development

Jul 31, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Baltimore Sun TV Critic David Zurawik has a different take on the ‘Jon & Kate’ phenom.

In his latest column he says that "One of the pleasures some viewers get in writing and talking about the Gosselins is connected to the fact that the TV image of Jon and Kate as exemplary parents of a happy family has been exposed as a lie in recent months."

And this was accomplished, he says, not by the mainstream press, but primarily by the tabloids and online bloggers.

This, he posits, might be a good thing: "It isn’t so much wanting to see someone famous torn down, it’s more about wanting to see a fake media-constructed ideal deconstructed."

—Chuck Ross

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