Fang-Face writes "There is an interesting commentary at ArabNews.com for Tuesday 09 Mar 2004. In it, the writer looks at the backlash (read latent function) of living in a repressive state. Of particular interest is a statement by a mother:
A mother of three boys who are avid watchers of Star Academy told me, â€œI know itâ€™s a silly program, but kids need some fun. Society does not provide them with much to do, so what do they do with their spare time? Can they go to clubs? No. Can they go to public libraries? No. So what are they supposed to do?
The editorial on focused the popularity of "reality" television in Saudi Arabia. I am recommending this story because I believe it dovetails nicely with what people such as Ms. Tweet want for North American society."