French Documentary Looks Into Television's Power Over People

By: Ryan Hinkson - Published: Mar 21, 2010 • References: telegraph & telegraph
I once told a friend that reality TV is so crazy that I would not be surprised if one day there is a show about people being killed on air. That day has come--sort of.

'The Game of Death' was a staged reality quiz show that instructed participants to give near-lethal jolts of electricity to a man strapped to a chair for every wrong answer he gave.

Thankfully, the show was a fake. It was the basis for a documentary examining how much people trust television, the idea being that people would electrocute the contestant because if something is on TV then it must be okay. Scary stuff. Stats for Televised Torture Trending: Older & Mild
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