Controversial "Amish Mafia"

Posted by: MrB

Controversial "Amish Mafia" - 12/07/12 11:56 AM

I haven't seen the show, as its premere is this next week, but will probably check it out if nothing more to further condemn it.

The Amish Mafia.

A show coming on the Discovery channel.

It's about a group of vigilantes in the Amish community in Pennsylvania who keep order and dispense retribution on alleged trouble makers of the group.

First, I wonder if such organizations exist and if so how accurate they are being portrayed. Knowing a little about the Amish and having lived near several Mennonite communities in western Ks, I'm a little disturbed by the whole concept of having TV shows of this sort.

Second, it appears that this series will be highly scripted. So much so that the partcapants should be paid as actors
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118063101?refCatId=14

Third, viewers will watch this as they do the other reality shows thinking that it reflects accurately the community. Thus it exacerbates the dumbing down of our society. No wonder we are losing jobs over seas because we don't have the adequate skills .

Dave

Posted by: Nana

Re: Controversial "Amish Mafia" - 12/07/12 01:33 PM

Quote:
‘The Amish Church denies the existence of the Amish Mafia. To ensure the safety of innocent Amish, select re-enactments of events must be used.

http://usecmagazine.usecnetwork.com/usa/?p=52465
Posted by: MrB

Re: Controversial "Amish Mafia" - 12/07/12 02:38 PM

My thoughts on it are the producers came up with the idea so put together ideas from events that someone heard had occurred. Then they hired the cast.

The show is most likely completely fabricated.

Dave