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Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
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Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
Dear Mr Springer, a few years back I compared your show to Dr Phil, saying that his entertainment talk-show was "just as trashy" as yours. I am deeply deeply sorry for ever comparing your show to his.

Whilst I still believe that Phil McGraw emulated your talk show, I also acknowledge that he changed one important aspect of the format - whereas you allow your guests to humiliate themselves and allow the audience to participate, and then give your "final thought" at the end, he humiliates his guests himself, doesn't allow the audience to participate and then gives his "final thought" at the end. He then takes the credit for out-sourced out-patient care offered or given to his guests.

Whilst it's still very clear that your show influenced his, it's also clear he was influenced by Maury Povich to create a trashy show that is in fact far far worse than your entertainment talk show. At least you acknowledge that your show is trashy, at least you don't pretend to take credit for your guest's potential future wellbeing.

Again, I'd like to reiterate how sorry I am for ever comparing a show as trashy as Dr Phil to yours.
For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47-S50. -LINK

The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. -LINK


"That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on." - Nicole Cooke
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
"At least". No sorry, Jerry is a HUGE part of why our society is so fucking stupid. He is why people care about the Karfuckians and Duck Dynasty instead of Neil Degrees Tyson and climate change. Jerry is no one's hero. He only proves the human ability to prey off of the gullibility of others. "Dr. Phil" is also a fucking joke too.
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
@B37 - What's worse than a trashy entertainment talk show?

For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47-S50. -LINK

The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. -LINK


"That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on." - Nicole Cooke
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
Jerry Springer was not always such a show as it is now. He was actually a legitimate, decent talk show host. I remember the first show I saw where he had a panel of gay teenagers on the stage, and the discussion I think was in regard to the coming out process and other problems gay people face. Only shortly thereafter did he go the outrageous entertainment route, for reasons which I have never delved into discovering.
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
(May 15, 2014 at 10:18 am)Kitanetos Wrote: Jerry Springer was not always such a show as it is now. He was actually a legitimate, decent talk show host. I remember the first show I saw where he had a panel of gay teenagers on the stage, and the discussion I think was in regard to the coming out process and other problems gay people face. Only shortly thereafter did he go the outrageous entertainment route, for reasons which I have never delved into discovering.

Ratings.
Teenaged X-Files obsession + Bermuda Triangle episode + Self-led school research project = Atheist.
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
(May 15, 2014 at 10:18 am)Kitanetos Wrote: Jerry Springer was not always such a show as it is now. He was actually a legitimate, decent talk show host. I remember the first show I saw where he had a panel of gay teenagers on the stage, and the discussion I think was in regard to the coming out process and other problems gay people face. Only shortly thereafter did he go the outrageous entertainment route, for reasons which I have never delved into discovering.
Exactly, Springer started out as a talk show and in order to differentiate itself from competitors and pull in the rating he gave the viewers what they wanted. His viewers loved seeing Gordon Parks, for instance, and Jerry had him back over and over - as well as other members of the KKK and then pretty soon his entire show became more and more outrageous.

With that said, Dr Phil started out if we go back far enough on Oprah, but as a show in its own right it deliberately emulated Springer - except that he didn't just target the "outrageous" that Springer targets, he targets the vulnerable and then brings them onto his stage where he can humiliate them publically.
For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47-S50. -LINK

The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. -LINK


"That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on." - Nicole Cooke
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
I have never seen a single episode of Phil. I refuse to refer to him as a doctor.

The few times I saw him on Oprah, he just rubbed me the wrong way.
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
See if you recignize this as Springer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pu1SaoZHoc
For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47-S50. -LINK

The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. -LINK


"That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on." - Nicole Cooke
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
Why waste your time with either?
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RE: Jerry Springer: I owe you a HUGE public apology!
(May 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm)Minimalist Wrote: Why waste your time with either?

For the lulz.
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