A new show called “Trippin'” began airing on MTV in which multimillionaire celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore jet around to villages in developing countries and laud their primitive, electricity-free cultures.  In one episode, Diaz praises the cow-dung slathered walls of a Nepalese hut as “beautiful” and “inspiring,” while Barrymore brags about how she got to “make a poo in the woods” and that it was “awesome.”  But writer Marc Morano of CNS News points out that scant mention is ever made of the very difficult economic and social conditions in these countries, and that Bhutan, for example, lauded for its environmental policies, has one of the highest infant mortality rates, and lowest life expectancies in the entire world. 

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