murder for ratings.

I can’t believe it.

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In TV world, there are an unlimited amount of choices– from reality TV to Martha Stewart the field is open, there’s a channel for everybody. But for producers out there: RATINGS ARE ALMOST ALL THAT MATTER. One particular team of producers in Brazil have taken ratings to another level and there take on it has got to be one of the most absurd/intense attempts at rate-boosting we have EVER heard of.

Here’s the story:

Sao Paulo– In one murder after another, the “Canal Livre” crime TV show had an uncanny knack for being first on the scene, gathering graphic footage of the victims of each crime. Too uncanny, say police, who are investigating the show’s host, state legislator Wallace Souza, on suspicion of commissioning at least five of the murders to boost his ratings and prove his claim that Brazil’s Amazon region is awash in violent crime. Police also have accused Souza of drug trafficking.

“The order to execute always came from the legislator and his son, who then alerted the TV crews to get to the scene before the police,” state police intelligence chief Thomaz Vasconcelos charged in an interview with The Associated Press.

The killings of competing drug traffickers, he said, “appear to have been committed to get rid of his rivals and increase the audience of the TV show.”

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ORDER TO EXECUTE! RATES GO UP! WOAH. WOAH. WOAH!
Enough said.

To read more follow this link http://www.wral.com/news/national_world/world/story/5774708/

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