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Jerry Springer: Criticism of My Show Is 'Class Warfare' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 12th 2011 5:45PM
The 'Jerry Springer Show' recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, Jerry stopped by 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) to defend the show from its critics. According to Springer, the reason people dismiss his program as trash isn't due to the sibling love-triangles, one-legged strippers or baby mama drama, but is rather an example of class warfare in action.

"The reason I think people criticize the show primarily is because we look down to people who aren't wealthy, aren't very educated, people that are poor. Because if you look at late night shows, they have celebrities on that are talking about the exact same things, who they've slept with, what scandal they've been involved with and everything else. But as soon as it's a poor person having these problems, suddenly they're trash. It's class warfare against these people," Springer said.

It's an interesting theory. In fact, maybe Springer deserves more credit (and/or blame) for spawning reality shows like 'Real Housewives' and 'Jersey Shore,' whose casts, drama and plotlines would fit right in on his stage.




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catherinedove

Fox News has always been one of the GOP instruments in proliferating their ignorant propaganda - doesn't matter how many words or how they say them to try and convince me otherwise. Jerry has a point - Obama may not be the perfect President, but he's done a HELL of alot better job that George W did and they NEVER give him credit for anything - everything is always about "how can we twist this to make Obama look bad"! Until the Republicans figure out that their precious conservative majority has dwindled and start taking the MAJORITY of the American people's opinions into consideration - they will NOT get back into that office. We're onto their manipulative, dishonest tricks. (Btw, I'm an Independent).
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January 19 2012 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Grzegorz Zieliński

As he said there is no difference between problems on his show and topics presented by mentioned in article Jersey Shore and other reality-like shows.
But the matter of fact is, this is all trash. His show is trash, their show is trash. Intelligent people will watch that kind of show and say brilliant thought made by R.I.P. George Carlin "They are stupid/ full of ****/ nuts!"

October 18 2011 at 5:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Grzegorz Zieliński

As he said there is no difference between problems on his show and topics presented by mentioned in article Jersey Shore and other reality-like shows.
But the matter of fact is, this is all trash. His show is trash, their show is trash. Intelligent people will watch that kind of show and say brilliant thought made by R.I.P. George Carlin "They are stupid/ full of ****/ nuts!"

October 18 2011 at 5:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brad456

Jerry Springer is the devil himself.
its not enough that he exploits stupid poor people for money.
his show is a circus of freaks.
the damage his show does to our culture is beyond description.
he sells the ultimate lie.
that no matter how ugly fat lazy stupid and selfish people are,
that they are ok and are normal.
this show gives its viewers license to be even worse then they already are.
this leads to social and moral anarchy.
that's what destroyed the Roman empire.
and it can destroy America, if left unchecked.

October 13 2011 at 2:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mikesloft

Nice rationalization, Jer. Is that what you actually tell yourself when you cash those checks? Just a champion of the poor and downtrodden slime, as opposed to the rich and famous slime. What a guy.

October 12 2011 at 7:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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