The power of reality TV

“He doesn’t sound drunk. He doesn’t sound stoned. He sounds like a jerk.” That’s a classic New York cop response to a joyriding pilot who landed on a Long Island beach last night.

What doesn’t make a lot of sense is how Jason Maloney got a pilot’s license in the first place? He seems relatively clueless on the rules.

He told the police he got the idea from a reality-TV show called Flying Wild Alaska.

The gentleman in the reality show is 1,000 times the professional pilot that the New York pilot is. And New York isn’t Alaska.