We Can Handle The Truth

Richard Lawson · 01/25/08 10:31AM

Moment of Truth, that hideous new game show that precariously rewards people for telling the truth about their embarrassing lives, seems to be a hit. Fox is reporting the highest retention rate of any post-Idol show ever; 94 percent to be exact, for a total of 23.2 million viewers. Mike Darnell, president of Fox's ominously titled "alternative entertainment", is quoted as saying "What I care about is it is causing a dialogue about telling the truth." Ah yes. No better grease for the gears of public discourse than a rabid public watching someone shame themselves for the promise of money. [AP]