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Strong families need strong fathers, but American television has come a long way from the 1950s series "Father Knows Best."
Now Lifetime TV, a network known for its movies about women being endangered by men, has sunk to a new low — a reality program called "Deadbeat Dads."
In the beginning of gotcha TV, viewers enjoyed watching the police bust down a door and haul away the bad guy on a show like "Cops." That same format migrated over to Animal Planet, where the cops bust down the door and arrest the man who has been starving his dogs or kicking his cats. Now Lifetime is doing the same thing to divorced fathers.
Lifetime TV's new reality show, "Deadbeat Dads," centers around National Child Support founder Jim Durham, who finds and confronts dads who do not pay their child support. Reuters news agency reports that Mr. Durham "functions as sort of a 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' for tracking deadbeats … it's ambush reality TV." However, the reality show, originally developed at Fox as "Bad Dads" and later dropped, is Lifetime's attempt to take cheap shots at men while ignoring the damage the show can cause children, wives and other family members.
(The Washington Times editorial, May 18, 2009)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/200 ... -dad-bias/
Moreover, have you noticed how many TV commercials portray men as gormless bumblers who constantly need to have their bacon saved by women?
What would the harvest be if these ads showed women as ditzy bubbleheads instead?