Meadville Tribune

Opinion

August 28, 2012

Slate: What 'Honey Boo Boo' says about American culture

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NEW YORK —

As that distribution of power becomes more and more unequal, it's no surprise to see the hillbilly here again — on "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," on "Jersey Shore," on MTV's "16 & Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" franchises. These shows reassure us that our struggle is worth it, all economic evidence to the contrary — if only because we would never belly-flop into the mud on cable television.

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Michelle Dean is a writer and recovering lawyer in New York.

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