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“Cork Graham brings a striking emotional depth to the world of adventure writing.”
EVERYTHING I LEARNED ABOUT SEX, DRUGS, FRAUD, ROCK AND ROLL, AND VIPERS AS TEAM LEADER OF DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE ISLAND…
SEX, DRUGS, FRAUD, ADULTERY, COLLUSION, TRAFFICKING, COPORATE CORRUPTION, CRIMINAL HOMICIDE—SCANDALS GALORE! …Who needs TV/film dramas when you’ve got the real goings on behind the making of “REALITY TV” called TREASURE QUEST SNAKE ISLAND?
In his NEW AND CONTROVERSIAL MEDIA CORRUPTION whistleblowing memoir, DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S 2015 #1 New Hit Series TREASURE QUEST SNAKE ISLAND TEAM LEADER CORK GRAHAM blows the lid off the felonious shenanigans of the reality TV industry that put to shame any script for the fictional drama of Hulu’s TV drama UNREAL.
First hoodwinked with the proposal of coming on as team leader on a reality TV documentary of a bonafide treasure hunt, two weeks into a production on the beautiful Brazilian island of Ilhabela, Graham walked up to Keith Plaskett, “Cappy”, and said, “We will NEVER, EVER find treasure on this show.”
Through a bizarre TV adventure that if this were a war story, it would start with “You can't make this shit up!” Graham quickly learned that the reality TV and documentary world has changed since Discovery Communications, and its direct competitor A&E, opened production offices in Los Angeles. What was once a fine collection of networks that rightly earned the title of educational and entertaining had morphed into networks that fabricate history for its one greedy goal through fully scripted dramas fraudulently paraded around as “true-life” documentaries—historical record be damned!
If only the corporate corruption were centered around a couple small networks pulling shady deals in backrooms. But in this time of fake news and a public that no longer trusts the, Discovery and A&E and have become the pinnacle of what is wrong with the TV news and education, where world history is being destroyed not just through the offering of fabricated and false history put to the public as fact, but in the breaking of international laws governing the stealing and trafficking of artifacts and bribery of local officials—and as you’ll learn, even such previous bastions of the news, the ASSOCIATED PRESS, AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, REUTERS, can no longer be trusted to report the news, if they’re afraid to report on fellow media, i.e. DISCOVERY COMMUNICATION—YES, THE CORRUPTION RUNS THIS DEEP, AND OUR SOCIETY SUFFERS FROM IT!
Yes, amazing as it seems, the very institutions that are supposed to be protecting historical record, ARE INSTEAD destroying it in their quest for short-term wealth.
“But, everyone knows that reality TV is all fake!” is the response most thrown around. If this were true, states the author, how in the world could have Discovery Communications made $1.1 Billion in the last year off of programming and Discovery Education? It’s horrifying to realize that the hundreds of millions of dollars brought in by Discovery Education is based on the dissemination of that same fakeumentary broadcasting content!
In former hard-news, combat journalist Cork Graham’s NEW MEMOIR release, SO YOU WANT TO BE A REALITY TV STAR: EVERYTHING I LEARNED ABOUT SEX, DRUGS, FRAUD, ROCK AND ROLL, AND VIPERS AS TEAM LEADER OF DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE ISLAND… (sure to surpass his prior bestselling Vietnam prison/Captain Kidd Treasure memoir, THE BAMBOO CHEST: AN ADVENTURE IN HEALING THE TRAUMA OF WAR), travel with him as he navigates the corrupt world of the new media corporations that think nothing of the oaths and ideals that draw so many wanting to change and improve the world as members of the media, only to learn that it’s now totally a crock of media fakery.
Learn about the backroom deals at Discovery that led to Joseph Teti walking freely, when he should be in prison on at least manslaughter charges for the death of three men on his production for Discovery Channel, LONE OPERATOR. Get the behind the scenes of ALASKA BUSH PEOPLE, BERING SEA GOLD, GOLD RUSH, DEADLIEST CATCH, and ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER...Even National Geographic has fallen to this bastardization of documentary into "fakeumentary" and "fakeorama" with LIFE BELOW ZERO.
Did you know Cork Graham is the publisher of two successful, advertising-driven, online multimedia magazines?...Read more