Posted on October 8, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

As if there isn’t enough trash on TV right now, Black Entertainment Television (BET) ups the ante…
I can’t believe this is happening in America, and it happened so fast.  BET just signed Michael Vick, the savage dog killer, to an 8-part TV series entitled, "Michael Vick Project" as a "docu-series".  Was he negotiating this from his jail cell?  Where are the morals of this great country?  Better yet, why doesn’t BET BETter themselves and promote blacks who are good role models, and not sociopathic scumbags like this dog killer.  Only in America do criminals get rewarded for extremely gruesome behavior, and we wonder why this country is in such sad shape…
Michael Vick lands own TV show on BET
By Courtney Hazlett
updated 8:49 a.m. ET, Thurs., Oct . 8, 2009

What do you get when you add an arrest for running a dogfighting ring to a recently completed 18-month prison term? If you’re infamous quarterback Michael Vick, you get a deal for an eight-part television series on BET.

The tentatively titled “Michael Vick Project,” a “docu-series,” not a reality show per se, will spotlight his comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles and also delve into his back story, from his difficult childhood to his 2007 arrest for running a dog-fighting ring, according to the L.A. Times.

Vick was released from prison in May, and several months is enough time to put together a television deal. However, if the cameras have extensive coverage of the hours and days immediately following his prison release, it does makes you wonder if he was negotiating a deal from behind bars.

Regardless of how the “Project” came together, it doesn’t sound like PETA members will be setting their DVRs when it airs.

“People who abuse animals don’t deserve to be rewarded,” said PETA spokesman Dan Shannon. “They shouldn’t be given multimillion-dollar contracts … or given the privilege of being a role model.”

The show, I predict, will be a fantastic success at least from a viewership standpoint. There are a number of Vick fans out there who will watch for the simple reason that in the privacy of your own living room, you’re not judged for supporting a football player who preferred dogs engaged in bloodsport over dogs engaged in games of fetch.

The series is scheduled to air in early 2010.


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