I’m sure this is destined for the pit, but let’s start out here. I Hate “What Would You Do” - an ABC News segment that uses secret cameras to see what bystanders would do when some sort of public moral dilemma for bystanders situation happens. “How Would You Do It?” is even worse - viewers get to suggest the extremely contrived situations which unsuspecting strangers get exposed to.
I’m not a confrontational person in general. So I’m predisposed to not like conflict. But I can’t be the only one. And surely, the “mind your own business moral” holds some sway? So given a wide variety of moral dilemmas, there’s only a few (those that are truly life threatening) that I would choose to intervene in some dramatic public spectacle.
Hell, even with really close personal friends, it would take a lot for me to intervene. Higher threshold for strangers. Even higher threshold given a highly contrived situation that will have to be really convincing to get past the bullshit meter, especially the New Yorker’s BS meter…
So what is ABC trying to prove? Other than getting some ratings?