The New York Times Takes On Jersey Shore

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For the children: "They have no idea how much ignorance, narcissism, predatory sexism and hair-gel abuse lurk out there in the real world. Unless they watch 'Jersey Shore.' From that perspective the show is a sort of public service." [NYTimes]

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Aside from the pure entertainment value, I'm glad the guys on the show talk so frankly about their prowling and hook-ups. I think there are girls out there who can really benefit from seeing how some guys view them—as meaningless hook-ups they can brag about later. We all get warned along the way, but watching it unfold on TV helps illustrate the point pretty clearly.