Open Mike for ratings

Page 2's Ralph Wiley wonders who's at fault in the Mike Tyson controversy: Iron Mike or the people who keep giving him a forum?

Updated: June 2, 2003, 12:48 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

You can tell when a network desperately wants to launch a successful new TV show, needs to get a number, make a splash, get noticed.

You can tell this when the show starts trolling the backwaters to see if there's a way it can hook into our subconscious human fears, and callously exploit them.

Frankly, I don't know how some of these people sleep at night, but maybe they don't -- maybe they sleep during the day, upside down.

Today let's take on Mike Tyson and serve him up ...

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