Role models, life styles to be adopted, behavior to be imitated, down to the last stupid nuance. But this is what sells in the commercial broadcast market, and since free enterprise is considered to be of more value than human life, this is what we get.
We invite these train wrecks into our homes and they become part of our family and part of our lives.
If we would unify, we could control what our children are exposed to; simply by our consumer choices.
When we effect sales, we effect a company's promise to the banks, they borrow from, to create new profit at a specific rate/quarter by quarter, when they don't make it , it raises the rates at which they have to borrow money and their standing on the...Stock Market.
But back to the question.
Our kids just think the whole Reality TV thing is cool. While we see the hidden danger of adopting these Jerry Springer spin-offs as acceptable teen-age-social-education tools.