4) I’d Be Cheering For The Same Team As Jerry Springer
Forget about the Mets cap that Jerry is wearing in the above picture, he’s well-known as a White Sox fan. Back when he filmed “The Jerry Springer Show” in Chicago, he even had then White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski act as guest bouncer to separate his guests when they engaged in their fake shoving matches.
The so-called staged “fights” on The Jerry Springer Show make baseball brawls look positively brutal. In the 20+ years that The Jerry Springer Show has polluted airwaves across America, NO ONE has ever landed a punch like the one that Rougned Odor clocked Jose Bautista with last week.
Jerry Springer is the very definition of classless. Springer first desired to make a name for himself as a politician, but was too repulsive for voters after he was forced to resign from the Cincinnati City Council for hiring a prostitute with a check.
I mean really, not only is Jerry Springer sleazy, he’s STUPID! Can you imagine that he’s got a law degree from Northwestern? You’d think he’d know better.
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In what proved to be a perfect example of a man finding his level, Springer moved into daytime television with the premier of The Jerry Springer Show in 1991. When he first began, he attempted to do a “Donahue”-type serious talk show. When his ratings tanked, he began giving the biggest losers in America the chance to tell (badly) their story.
To raucous chants of “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!” over the last 25 years, Springer has given sleazy guests the chance to reveal their most tacky and repulsive behaviors for all to see. From every kind of imaginable sex triangle, and the most dysfunctional families you’ve ever seen, the fake fights that regularly occur and the wooden delivery of salacious stories make any viewer with an IQ larger than single digits realize 90% of it is staged for the cameras.
What’s scary is millions of people are bored enough to watch. Jerry Springer made tabloids like the National Enquirer look like high-end journalism.
It’s bad enough that Jerry Springer is a fellow alum of Tulane University. It would be even worse if he and I cheered for the same baseball team.
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