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March 23, 2007

Anyone Want To Kill American Idol?

The Malcontent speculates, as I did, that Simon & Co. are beginning to realize that Sanjaya could actually win this thing, despite their best efforts to get him voted out.

With Howard Stern campaigning for Sanjaya, it's within the realm of possibility he could take the prize. Lord knows Stern's fans enjoy phone pranks.

I'm wondering if blogs can have an impact too. I want the show to die, I think. I say this not as a TV snob; I've watched the show, on and off, for most of the past seasons. But now I'm pretty sick of it, and I think I'd rather have something else on -- anything else -- in this time slot.

Anyone want to kill the show and help bring the blogosphere on board with the project?

It just takes a few cheap text-messagings once a week.

The idea of Simon Cowell having to contort himself to pretend he thinks Sajaya is the best singer -- something he has a financial interest in doing -- is pretty fun.

Can we screw up a TV show? We sadly seem unable to move the MSM as far as news coverage (witness the MSM's downplaying of the Coalition of the Bribed story). But maybe we can do this.


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