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http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/03/08/HBO-s-Girls-and-How-the-Media-Manufactures-Reality

by John Nolte
March 8, 2013

Nobody watches HBO's "Girls."

Nobody.

In a country of over 300 million, 866,000 viewers is statistically zero.

And yet:

    Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO series 'Girls,' has quietly shaken up the writing staff for her breakout comedy-drama about a group of young women making their way in New York.

"Breakout?" Season two's ratings are worse than season one's.

Is this nonsense just that the media is too bubbled and provincial to understand reality? Or is this the media manufacturing its own reality by blatantly lying in an effort to turn what isn't even close to mainstream into something that is?

I'm willing to bet that more than 866,000 people canceled HBO out of the fear that while channel surfing they might accidentally see Lena Dunham naked.

"Girls" isn't a breakout, it's the new "30 Rock" -- another embarrassingly low-rated "phenom" no one but the media loved.
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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 03:35:03 PM »
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I'm willing to bet that more than 866,000 people canceled HBO out of the fear that while channel surfing they might accidentally see Lena Dunham naked.
Ugh. That thought just put me off my cocoa.

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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 06:29:36 PM »
Is this nonsense just that the media is too bubbled and provincial to understand reality? Or is this the media manufacturing its own reality by blatantly lying in an effort to turn what isn't even close to mainstream into something that is?

Yes.  Media likes to claim that it merely 'reflects' reality but the truth is that the intention is to shape societal behavior.

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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 09:17:36 PM »
I never heard of it until she won the Golden Globe (or Emmy) and her speech was enough to put me off.

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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 04:38:27 PM »
Lena Dunham Defends Girls Nudity: If You're Not Into Me, 'That's Your Problem'
By Andrea Billups
01/10/2014 at 12:40 PM EST
People Magazine


Girls star Lena Dunham is standing by her screen time in the buff.

The actress, who has earned both praise and criticism for dropping trou in her hit HBO comedy, got into a heated exchange Thursday when, during a panel discussion at a Television Critics Association event in Pasadena, Calif., a reporter pressed her about the nudity featured on the show.

"I don't get the purpose of all of the nudity on the show ... Your character is often naked just at random times for no reason," the reporter remarked, which prompted a pointed response from Dunham.

"It's because it's a realistic expression of what it's like to be alive, I think, and I totally get it," the actress, 27, said. "If you are not into me, that's your problem, and you're going to have to work that out with professionals
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Immediately, show producer Judd Apatow, who was also on hand during the panel talk, jumped in to defend Dunham and took the journalist to task, Entertainment Weekly reports.

"That was a very clumsily stated question that's offensive on its face, and you should read it and discuss it with other people how you did that," Apatow added. "It's very offensive."

Apatow later discussed the question after the session, calling it "sexist" and "misogynistic."

Controversy notwithstanding, Girls has struck a chord with loyal viewers: Its third season premieres on Sunday, and HBO has already ordered a fourth season of the hit comedy.
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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 06:01:45 PM »
Just remember, what has been seen cannot be unseen:






















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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 06:15:05 PM »
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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 08:49:12 PM »
Only 27? She looks at least 35. Barf is right.
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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 10:51:34 PM »
Ewwwwwwww, I am so tired of this Lena Dunham chick. She is NOT that attractive, and she has horrible taste. Heard of her latest show, have deliberately avoided it. She is gross, always has been.

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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 11:13:57 PM »
Just remember, what has been seen cannot be unseen:



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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2014, 09:13:40 AM »
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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2014, 09:27:35 AM »
Unfortunately there is a market for these people who are "famous" simply for being "famous".  This fine young woman is no different than Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and a host of others before them, in that none of them has accomplished anything significant in their lives other than being so far outside the norm as to attract morbid attention to their personal oddities.  There was a time in our society when it was considered undesirable to be the subject of a tabloid.  These days the entire media from news to entertainment is tabloid by its very nature, and the more outrageous, atrocious, uncivilized, crude and rude the behavior, the better.  A large portion of modern society is more involved in living a tabloid style life themselves than they are involved in building a stable life, lifestyle, or stable family.

And what, pray tell, is the definition of the word "fabulous" as it is used to describe this woman's life?? What exactly does that mean?? It cannot be good....

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Re: Media Myth Debunked: HBO's 'Girls' Struggles to Find Audience
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 09:28:34 AM »
I never heard of it until she won the Golden Globe (or Emmy) and her speech was enough to put me off.
I haven't heard of it until this thread, but now I understand all the Lena Dunham cracks I'm reading elsewhere.  Good grief!  Now I'm remembering her with that hideously awful dress she wore at the Emmys.  She should be an embarrassment to millennials.


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