August 13, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Jay Jarvis on my governor

BuzzMachine... by Jeff Jarvis
What remarkable television it was.

On the one hand, this was reality TV with more raw, real human drama than any reality TV ever aired and more bluntness than any political speech ever given. Knowing what was going to happen for a few hours before he came on camera, I expected a duck and feint job from a politician. Instead, we saw an emotional, forceful, courageous announcement of a man's secret.

But on the other hand, this was utterly unreal. Roiling just below the surface were a dozen other stories that were not told: