Truthsploitation: The Moment of Truth

by guestofaguest · January 15, 2008

The Moment of Truth

As Andy Millman from Extras would say, "be sure to check your dignity at the door," when you watch Fox's new lie detector show, The Moment of Truth, which debuts Jan. 23rd.  The show will hook contestants up to a lie detector and ask them to answer 21 personal questions truthfully, for a grand prize of $500,000.  The question's subject-matter will become increasingly harder as a contestant answers truthfully, and will include topics such as "have you ever lied to get a job?," "do you really care about starving children in Africa?," or "have you ever cheated on your spouse?"  Contestants family members will be watching in the studio audience as their loved-ones answer these probing questions.

How about this question, "Has our country gone to shit?"  The price tag this time for voluntarily subjecting yourself to shame and disrepute is a whopping $500,000.  Selling-out has never been easier nor more profitable.  Moment of Truth along with American Idol, will continue Fox's tradition of enabling us to snicker at the bewildered, and we as Americans will gladly oblige, allowing Fox to make a lot of money doing so.   Are we this way because of Fox, or is Fox this way because of us?