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(NewsBusters)   Jerry Springer: "I am the father of the destruction of Western Civilization." Paternity results to be revealed on the next "Maury"   (newsbusters.org) divider line 46
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2013-01-14 08:02:44 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

/Oblig
 
2013-01-14 08:13:30 AM
I HAVE BECOME MIQUIZLITECUHITL, THE AZTEC GOD OF DEATH!

media.tv20detroit.com
 
2013-01-14 08:14:48 AM
www.pxleyes.com
 
2013-01-14 08:16:23 AM
Sure didn't take long for those Maury gifs to show up.

/NTTAWWT
 
2013-01-14 08:35:42 AM
Maury is the best to watch when you're home sick on the couch.
 
2013-01-14 08:57:03 AM
All these years and guys can't remember to wrap it?
 
2013-01-14 09:43:48 AM
I was going to go with Oprah Winfrey, then realized that she'd, technically, be the mother of destruction of Western Civilization.

/old enough to remember when insipid soap operas ruled daytime tv
//didn't realize at the time that was some sort of "golden era"
 
2013-01-14 09:47:20 AM

BizarreMan: All these years and guys can't remember to wrap it?


dude, if Maury is IN ANY WAY true, and you have a black woman with 15 or more "possible fathers of her child" on the show and she is totally UNSURE of who even MIGHT be the father...

black men are not wearing condoms.
 
2013-01-14 09:56:44 AM
I don't know about this. Springer certainly hasn't helped matters, but the roots of what he does go back rather longer. Donahue, for example, dates back to the late 1960s.
 
2013-01-14 10:35:03 AM
No Springer, this guy was.

Also, Link
 
2013-01-14 11:10:42 AM

UtileDysfunktion: /old enough to remember when insipid soap operas ruled daytime tv



If only you were a little older, you'd remember when game shows like Match Game and The Gong Show ruled daytime TV. What a wonderful time to be alive ...
 
2013-01-14 11:32:57 AM
I'm not sure what the big deal is. Springer's always been this forthcoming about his show. He knows it's crap, he knows it's mindless, he knows all of that.
 
2013-01-14 11:56:23 AM
I hate these statements because there is no historical context to them. I'd like somebody to compare Jerry Springer to TV, radio, and stage personalities of previous decades/centuries. I think he'd find that people of yesteryear were way more vulgar, cruel, and irresponsible.

Even without the context, I doubt he's done anything bad. He hasn't burned down any museums or firebombed any universities.

/likes to watch Jerry Springer after coming home from a hard day of lecturing on the Greek classics.
 
2013-01-14 12:02:14 PM
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2013-01-14 12:05:12 PM

bifford: I hate these statements because there is no historical context to them. I'd like somebody to compare Jerry Springer to TV, radio, and stage personalities of previous decades/centuries. I think he'd find that people of yesteryear were way more vulgar, cruel, and irresponsible.


t2.gstatic.com

/knows it's just a movie, but sort of illustrates what you're talking about
 
2013-01-14 12:16:55 PM
Jerry Springer: 'I Am the Father of the Destruction of Western Civilization'

Well he is a democrat.
 
2013-01-14 12:19:24 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: No Springer, this guy was.


Before him, there were freak shows. Before then, public sentencing and executions. Before then, pit fights. And lest we say that's progress, we're back to airing snuff TV.

No one invented the concept of catering to idiots & assholes.
 
2013-01-14 01:08:16 PM
www.bbc.co.uk

"I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
 
2013-01-14 01:42:32 PM
The sound byte is trite, but what Jerry went on to say about the democratization of media is actually very insightful and conpelling.
 
2013-01-14 01:49:27 PM
Jerry thinks he's the "father"???

s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-01-14 02:04:10 PM
I remember a few years back, Jerry Springer was asked to do a commentary segment on a news program, and a few on-air personalities resigned out of protest.

Springer's response was surprisingly fair and reasoned. I'm paraphrasing, but it went something like:

"Well, I'm sorry they're unhappy about me being a part of their news team. That's really unfortunate, because I plan on contributing nothing but my professional best. I'm fully aware that most people don't like the fact that I host an insane circus of a talk show, but you know what? That's my job. I do it because that's what my employer wants from me. Just as with this new position, I plan to be as serious and reasoned as expected, because that's what I was hired to do here. I'm capable of knowing where one job ends and the next begins. I only wish these people who resigned realized that.

I had a lot of respect for the guy after that.
 
2013-01-14 02:42:56 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

What that you say Johnny come lately ?

Link
 
2013-01-14 02:44:19 PM
After he was the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, he became a local news reporter. He used to do the "Jerry Springer Commentary" every night. I remember watching him while eating dinner with my parents. Dude is incredibly intelligent. He has always made fun of himself and his show.
 
2013-01-14 03:01:12 PM

Buttknuckle: After he was the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, he became a local news reporter. He used to do the "Jerry Springer Commentary" every night. I remember watching him while eating dinner with my parents. Dude is incredibly intelligent. He has always made fun of himself and his show.


He paid for a hooker with a check, that sort of called his intelligence into question, but made me realize what a salesman he was, how do convince a hooker to take a check?
 
2013-01-14 03:06:29 PM
www.mrc.org
 
2013-01-14 03:08:42 PM

Kanemano: Buttknuckle: After he was the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, he became a local news reporter. He used to do the "Jerry Springer Commentary" every night. I remember watching him while eating dinner with my parents. Dude is incredibly intelligent. He has always made fun of himself and his show.

He paid for a hooker with a check, that sort of called his intelligence into question, but made me realize what a salesman he was, how do convince a hooker to take a check?


Touche.
 
2013-01-14 03:29:08 PM

bifford: I hate these statements because there is no historical context to them. I'd like somebody to compare Jerry Springer to TV, radio, and stage personalities of previous decades/centuries. I think he'd find that people of yesteryear were way more vulgar, cruel, and irresponsible.

Even without the context, I doubt he's done anything bad. He hasn't burned down any museums or firebombed any universities.

/likes to watch Jerry Springer after coming home from a hard day of lecturing on the Greek classics.


Springer was more of a Vandal than an Ostrogoth
 
2013-01-14 03:30:34 PM

offmymeds: "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."


"Now we're all sons of biatches."
 
2013-01-14 03:53:31 PM
WRONG!

This guy is:re.clintonfoundation.org

The "invention" of 24 hour news.

Hence, news stations having to both make up crap to fill the time and specialize in catering to one group of freaks or another.
 
2013-01-14 04:26:48 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-14 04:39:06 PM

phaseolus: UtileDysfunktion: /old enough to remember when insipid soap operas ruled daytime tv

If only you were a little older, you'd remember when game shows like Match Game and The Gong Show ruled daytime TV. What a wonderful time to be alive ...


Pffft. I was referring to the pre- Gong Show days. Bring back Dark Shadows!

/soap opera with vampires
//at least they weren't sparkly
 
2013-01-14 04:40:31 PM
Oh my glory, the comments on that website are totally insane.
 
2013-01-14 04:57:11 PM

TalenLee: Oh my glory, the comments on that website are totally insane.


Looks like a Fark "Politics" tab thread.
 
2013-01-14 05:01:28 PM

offmymeds: TalenLee: Oh my glory, the comments on that website are totally insane.

Looks like a Fark "Politics" tab thread.


It runs a close second, that's for sure.

/and all of these people have a vote
 
2013-01-14 05:08:30 PM

offmymeds: Looks like a Fark "Politics" tab thread.


I hang out in the Politics tab all the time, and at its worst, it's never that bad.
 
2013-01-14 05:26:06 PM
Jerry is no big deal. Its nothing like the current crop of "reality" shows. Those things glorify terrible behavior...mostly because theres money involved one way or another.

I can watch Jerry all day...I refuse to watch reality shows.
 
2013-01-14 05:53:13 PM
The comments section is a republican butthurt-fest.
 
2013-01-14 06:42:33 PM
I used to watch Maury at my old job everyday on break. We used to bet on whether the guy would or wouldn't be the dad. NEVER bet on the ones where one person thinks the other one cheated because they ALWAYS cheat. Personal fave was the woman who tested 19 guys to find the dad for her oldest kid and couldn't find him. So she went back to find the baby daddy for kid #2 and tested 10 of the same that weren't baby #1 baby daddy. Me and the other guys lol'd hard when all 10 were not the father. The women in the breakroom did not find it nearly as amusing.
 
2013-01-14 07:56:59 PM

frepnog: BizarreMan: All these years and guys can't remember to wrap it?

dude, if Maury is IN ANY WAY true, and you have a black woman with 15 or more "possible fathers of her child" on the show and she is totally UNSURE of who even MIGHT be the father...

black men are not wearing condoms.


Black women are whores - no exceptions.
 
2013-01-14 08:31:10 PM
Do people still think Jerry Springer is real? The people are actors. I can't confirm they are on every single show, but I know for a fact some people were asked to come on the show and legit act fools. You could just call and tell them what you wanted to do and they'd go for it.
 
2013-01-14 08:32:07 PM

DS1970: frepnog: BizarreMan: All these years and guys can't remember to wrap it?

dude, if Maury is IN ANY WAY true, and you have a black woman with 15 or more "possible fathers of her child" on the show and she is totally UNSURE of who even MIGHT be the father...

black men are not wearing condoms.

Black women are whores - no exceptions.


I must be missing the punchline here.
 
2013-01-14 09:59:11 PM

A. Snatchfold: DS1970: frepnog: BizarreMan: All these years and guys can't remember to wrap it?

dude, if Maury is IN ANY WAY true, and you have a black woman with 15 or more "possible fathers of her child" on the show and she is totally UNSURE of who even MIGHT be the father...

black men are not wearing condoms.

Black women are whores - no exceptions.

I must be missing the punchline here.


THE ARISTOCRATS!
 
2013-01-14 10:07:06 PM
Didn't Maury used to be something other than paternity tests?
 
2013-01-14 10:18:28 PM
Jenny Jones>Maury

/yeah, i went there.
 
2013-01-14 11:38:58 PM
He knocked up Kim Kardashian?
 
2013-01-15 03:14:06 PM

THX 1138: but you know what? That's my job. I do it because that's what my employer wants from me


Could have been a direct quote from a guard at Auschwitz, ironically enough.
 
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