‘The Briefcase’ Pits Poor Against Poor

JoAnn Chateau

There is a new reality TV program called The Briefcase that makes entertainment out of being poor. A family is given $100K and is then asked to keep it, share it, or give it all away – to another family in worse dire straits.

‘The Briefcase’ Promotional Video

Through it all, they’ll learn that it’s not the money, but the journey, that will teach them what they value most.

— Voiceover from the video

Russel Brand Commentary on ‘The Briefcase’

Wake up Humanity, we’ve gone way off track… To turn poor people against poor people for our own amusement surely is the heralding of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

— Russell Brand

All this for only $100K?

Has anyone seen reruns of The Millionaire 1950’s TV show? The gift was more generous, especially if you adjust for inflation. (How the bar has lowered for get-rich fantasies and dilemmas!)

This show…

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One thought on “‘The Briefcase’ Pits Poor Against Poor

  1. sojourner

    More low-life “entertainment” from Hollywood. And I can guarantee you that, unfortunately, poor, struggling people will tune and support this kind of inhuman trash!

    This nation continues to sink lower and lower. It’s sickening!

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