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Politics as Reality TV

Jeff Jarvis

David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party, is using the Internet to turn himself into a reality show.

Get a load of his latest dozen videos: Cameron lives among Muslims, going to a Muslim school, working the cash register in a local store, riding the bus with schoolkids. Then he spends two days as a teaching assistant: There he is picking up the students' litter, there is he hanging out in the faculty lounge, and here is is giving the kids a lesson about politics and TV ("Do you like being on television?" "Not much, no, because you have to be very careful, you have to concentrate very hard...").

By washingtonpost.com Editors |  May 17, 2007; 2:18 PM ET Over There...
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