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In the final episode of Watching Us, Jamie explains how reality TV produced a president, and the impact of living in a world where we share our lives online.

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy to become leader of the Republican Party he was already known by millions of Americans as a shrewd and astute businessman who, for 10 years, had cut through the crap on national TV.
A ruthless bad-ass who hired and fired and got things done. Just what Americans needed as real politicians seemed slow and boring and disingenuous.
But that wasn’t the real Donald Trump at all. That was Donald Trump created by reality TV.
Twenty years since Big Brother hit our screens and just look how far reality TV has come.

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Sun 12 Jul 2020 00:15

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