The Moment of Truth by Kelsey McNeal/Fox
I cannot tell a lie. I adored The Moment of Truth. Wait! What's that I hear? "THAT ANSWER IS
FALSE!" Of course it is. Who with a brain or a soul could do anything but despise Fox's new bottom-of-the-reality-barrel time-waster, which turned out to be as dull as it was degrading. Welcome to the latest blood-curdling and soul-numbing example of how eager Fox's reality division is to debase people for fun and profit.The very idea of this revolting lie-detector show sickened me. Watching the shoddy, cheesy premiere episode on Wednesday (which followed a singularly forgettable round of American Idol auditions) merely depressed and bored me. Thankfully, this show isn't the end of civilization. It isn't that memorable. It's just another piece of cheap, stupid trash from Fox reality guru Mike Darnell, this century's answer to P.T. Barnumthough he's a pathetic sort of huckster, really, sadly lacking the flair to make his freak shows actually entertaining for the suckers who bite....
Mark Walberg by Kelsey McNeal/FOX
Jeers to Mark L. Walberg for hitting a new low with Moment of Truth. Whatever credibility the ex-Temptation Island pimp er, emcee sought by hosting PBS' Antiques Roadshow got flushed down the old commode with his participation in Fox's ultra-sleazy lie-detector game show. I've got a few queries I'd like Walberg to answer honestly: Are you filled with self-loathing when you ask humiliating questions like whether former football player Ty ever sneaked a peek at a teammate's privates in the shower? Were you telling the truth when you told 46-year-old Hair Club for Men member George that he looks 35? And have you ever tried to pass yourself off as the other Mark Wahlberg to get a table at a restaurant? You know the other Mark, right? He's the one who won't do anything for money.For another take on Moment of Truth, read Matt Roush's newest Dispatch. Read and react to Bruce's opinions on Larry King's flubbed Heath Ledger tribute, Breaking Bad's premiere and more!...