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Jerry Springer: ‘I Am The Father Of The Destruction Of Western Civilization’

Talk show host Jerry Springer appeared on HuffPost Live yesterday and admitted to viewers that he may have a small part in the dumbing down of society. Alright, not exactly. Springer actually admitted a much bigger role, saying, “I am the father of the destruction of Western civilization.”

Springer said that his show had “no redeeming social value” and called it “stupid.” When pressed, he said that while his show is “fun to do,” it really is “stupid.”

“I enjoy it,” he added. “People obviously like it otherwise they wouldn’t watch it.”

Springer went on to discuss other “reality” TV shows and said “what we call reality shows today aren’t really reality.”

He also turned to more serious topics, and slammed American politicians for spending money on defense while simultaneously ignoring health care:

“We didn’t hold hearings and say, ‘how much is this going to cost?’ We just went to war. But then you talk about something that’s real, the diseases that would affect us all, and somehow it’s okay 30 million Americans don’t have health insurance?”

“How can you say you love America, and not give a damn about Americans?” he asked.

Watch the full clip below, via HuffPost Live:



Jerry Springer: My Show Is Stupid … And It’s Real



h/t HuffPo

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