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Let's face it. Out of the five Real Housewives seasons to date, The Real Housewives of DC (Bravo, Thursday, 9 p.m. ET) is the guiltiest pleasure yet. Who among us won't be tuning in, at least partly, to gawk at Michaele Salahi, who made worldwide headlines several months ago as half of that notorious state-dinner-crashing couple? But by giving her our TV viewing attention, aren't we tacitly approving her fame-whoring ways?
What she did (sneaking through security to enter a White House party) wasn't that objectionable, we might rationalize. No one got hurt, anyway. But where do you draw the line when it comes to giving fame addicts what they want? Would you tune in to Real Housewives of DC because it co-starred, say, the mother who helped orchestrate last October's Balloon Boy hoax? For many of us, the answer might well be yes. And in that scenario, the guilt might outweigh the pleasure.