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Reality TV Isn’t Real?

Stop the presses, but a former reality television star is alleging that the cable television drama in which he starred is … gasp … a fake! Dave Hester, who starred in the A&E reality television hit Storage Wars for three years, has filed a lawsuit claiming the show – which features…

Stop the presses, but a former reality television star is alleging that the cable television drama in which he starred is … gasp … a fake!

Dave Hester, who starred in the A&E reality television hit Storage Wars for three years, has filed a lawsuit claiming the show – which features glorified pawn shop owners searching “abandoned” storage lockers for valuables – is staged.

“A&E would like the public to believe that the series presents a genuine and accurate portrayal of the abandoned storage locker auction process,” Hester writes in his lawsuit. “The truth, however, is that nearly every aspect of the series is faked.”

Hester goes on to say the producers of Storage Wars asked him to participate in the scam by volunteering items from his memorabilia collection – and that he was wrongfully terminated from the show when he refused.

Hmmmm …

We don’t know (or care) about the merits of Hester’s lawsuit, but we can say anyone who tunes into these shows expecting anything resembling authentic drama is probably … well, the sort of person who watches a lot of reality television.

This format is built around two basic premises: That people are vain and practice schadenfreude. In other words they will gladly subject themselves to ridicule knowing it will make them “famous” – and will gleefully watch others who subject themselves to ridicule. Meanwhile television producers who don’t have to pay for writers or actors can direct these impressionable boobs hither and yon – laughing all the way to the bank.

And we wonder why there’s nothing good on …

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37 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

Next they’ll say professional wrestling ain’t real…….

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Smirks June 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

“IT’S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTNyKIGXiI

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shifty henry June 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

HAW! HAW! Smirks, someday I may share the story of the professional female midget wrestler who tried to get me to have sex with her and her partner!

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southmauldin June 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

Since I may not have long to live, can we make someday today? Help a brother out.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

Next they’ll say professional wrestling ain’t real…….

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Smirks June 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

“IT’S STILL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTNyKIGXiI

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shifty henry June 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

HAW! HAW! Smirks, someday I may share the story of the professional female midget wrestler who tried to get me to have sex with her and her partner!

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southmauldin June 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

Since I may not have long to live, can we make someday today? Help a brother out.

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Smirks June 17, 2013 at 8:33 am

Of course it i fake, 98% of what the storage units contain garbage, old clothes, and worthless shoddy furniture. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve known people to double/triple what they pay for one sometimes, but it is a gamble.

They want a show where multiple people score something fairly nice every episode. That doesn’t fucking happen. If it were real, they’d probably spend 3 months finding one or two containers that actually had something rare/expensive/valuable in it. The real stupids aren’t the ones who watch this thinking it is reality, they are the ones that think they too can buy storage containers and get huge hauls every other time, with zero knowledge on the value of 90% of what they’d run into. And trust me, some people are good at spotting a few winner items amongst a pile of losers, but most aren’t.

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Smirks June 17, 2013 at 8:33 am

Of course it i fake, 98% of what the storage units contain garbage, old clothes, and worthless shoddy furniture. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve known people to double/triple what they pay for one sometimes, but it is a gamble.

They want a show where multiple people score something fairly nice every episode. That doesn’t fucking happen. If it were real, they’d probably spend 3 months finding one or two containers that actually had something rare/expensive/valuable in it. The real stupids aren’t the ones who watch this thinking it is reality, they are the ones that think they too can buy storage containers and get huge hauls every other time, with zero knowledge on the value of 90% of what they’d run into. And trust me, some people are good at spotting a few winner items amongst a pile of losers, but most aren’t.

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CNSYD June 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

Next you are probably going to tell me that everything on FITSNEWS is not 100% accurate.

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CNSYD June 17, 2013 at 9:07 am

Next you are probably going to tell me that everything on FITSNEWS is not 100% accurate.

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GrandTango June 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

So: FITS claims to be a fiscal Conservative…but acts like a liberal democrat, except when he’s getting paid not to…

FITS claims he’s a Gamecock fan but has that Columbia sports-media, Teddy Heffner, State newspaper crap-in-your-own-nest bias. And FITS, like the aformentioned suspects, sees Clemson through lens colored w/ stupidity and fantasy (like the typical Clemson fan)…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

Huh?

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dwb619 June 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

You beat me to it.

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Dick Dawson June 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Off topic again. Whoa!! You need your own show!!! You and Gary Busey…

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Curious June 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I think this IS BigT’s reality show.

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guest June 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Blah. Blah. Blah. Fried chicken is good. Blah. Blah. I love lamp. De-blah. Blah. And my point is parking is too expensive.

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Jay Ellington June 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

Who. Gives. A. Shit.

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli June 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

Who. Gives. A. Shit.

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Sailor June 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

This was “news” about three months ago. As the world turns, this is about as minature as you can get. The show is entertainment and Hester is an asshole. Case closed.

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Sailor June 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

This was “news” about three months ago. As the world turns, this is about as minature as you can get. The show is entertainment and Hester is an asshole. Case closed.

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MGTT June 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Say it isn’t so, Joe!

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MGTT June 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Say it isn’t so, Joe!

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9" June 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Classic TV for the liberals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhhVBN8Vzz0

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9" June 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Classic TV for the liberals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhhVBN8Vzz0

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Jeffy01 June 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Only thing more crazy….the latest round of indictments….that won’t happen

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Jeffy01 June 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Only thing more crazy….the latest round of indictments….that won’t happen

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Carmen June 26, 2013 at 5:59 am

Hey Hey Ilove you on that show you are hot.

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Carmen June 26, 2013 at 5:59 am

Hey Hey Ilove you on that show you are hot.

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Carmen June 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

it’s always a gamble no matter what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Carmen June 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

it’s always a gamble no matter what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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