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by Wing Chun November 5, 2007 3:25 pm
You know, if I ran a TV network, and I had spent several days touting the return of the best reality show on TV, I might take some pains to make sure its scheduled début wasn't thirty minutes late due to some stupid sporting event no one even cared about. But then, if I ran a TV network, I might take more seriously the concerns of the content providers I employed and try harder to see that they didn't go on strike, so what do I know?

And the thing is, it was only half an hour's difference -- CBS could have still started their primetime lineup as scheduled if they'd just "joined 60 Minutes in progress." I know that I, at least, was not that interested in some rich jagoff's yacht. And yet, I know it will never happen that CBS would privilege 60 Minutes over The Amazing Race, regardless of the aged TV-news audience. There's something kind of reassuring about that, no? Even with the inevitable commentary by Andy Rooney, who I am always scared to make fun of because I assume that as soon as whatever thing I write actually gets published, he's going to die and make me look like an asshole.

UPDATED: See? 60 Minutes just got those sweet numbers because of all the people expecting to see Hot Topic Goths!

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