Does Reality and Fiction television shows distort Reality?

Assignment#2 Reality and Fiction Television
Does “Reality and Fiction television shows” distort Reality?
According to Kurtz (2007), Reality shows refers to the television programs that present unscripted events in form of a television programs. Some of the famous reality shows include the cops as well as other police videos. Cops are one of the reality shows broadcasted by Fox Theater. It is a documentary series which main characters are the police officer in their line of duty. Currently the show is being broadcasted in numerous cities around the world. There are other shows based on fiction which included law and order, NYPD blue’s. There has been a substantial debate as to whether reality shows and fiction movies are misleading, others argue that such shows incite and encourage criminal activities.
Cops have received several critics from various personality arguing that such shows focuses more on criminal activities occurring among the poor people. These criticisms hold water in it. This is because most of the reality shows unfairly depicts the image of the poor as being responsible for most criminal activities. This is not true at all. Currently as the world converges to a global village advanced means of robbery are being applied. The robbers have gone high tech and there citizens from the so called poor society can not afford such technologies.
To concur with Kurtz (2007), reality shows are not real as the name suggests they are designed to suit a certain theme for them to be commercially acceptable. In other words reality shows distorts the reality. What is being shown on such shows does not reflect what actual ground is. The key agenda here is the business. Business is the order of the day and thus the producer of the reality shows has to edit the show and produce it in a manner that the client will buy it without persuasion. In this case the clients are the viewers and fans of the reality shows. The clients look for entrainment in the shows and therefore the producer must meet their need so as to achieve a competitive edge over other competitors. In efforts to satisfy the needs of the clients the producer distorts the reality on the ground.
Fictional shows present the real situations in an imaginary manner (Choi, 2007). One of the famous fiction television shows is the law and order. Law and order is a fiction legal as well as police procedural drama. There are numerous fiction shows broadcasted world wide. Fiction shows do not necessarily address to the issue of promoting moral and social values within the society. However, majority of the fiction shows are tailored to meet certain objectives. Needless to say, such shows are misleading. Instead of the society acquiring positive values the society acquires positive perception of the vices. These may include vices such as criminal activities, immoral as well as socially unacceptable practices.
Reality and fiction shows incite and encourages criminal activities. These cases are mainly experienced in the process of the society testing the truth of what they see on the television (Huff, 2007). The teenagers and the youths are very curious and therefore, they tend to test what they watch. In the process of testing they find themselves engaged in criminal activities.
In conclusion, legislations that govern production of such shows that contribute to the deterioration of moral and social values should be put in place. The content aired on television in the name of reality and fiction shows should be controlled. This is in order to avoid misleading programs that they distort the reality and incite criminal activities.