The Guardian has a short article about how the TV industry has been rocked, rocked I say, by the scandal that "hit talent show The X Factor" has indulged in a sharp practice or two. You can just picture on those innocent London media types crying themselves to sleep at night, their traquil existence defiled by the knowledge that "reality" TV is as packaged, edited and re-shot as anything else on TV.
Anyway, most hurt of all is Simon Cowell who blurts "It's raw and we don't censor. It's not a sanitised, make-believe show." Now, it's one thing to con your consumers, but when your self-delusion reaches such levels, then perhaps it would be wise to consider spending a little more time with your family.