November 5, 2019

FACE, MEET PALM: Jerry Springer Blames Trump for Decline in Civility.

Flashback (From Ed): Moral Rot And The Age Of Trump: As I wrote in February of 2016, “I’ll eschew the usual conservative jeremiads on the radical changes in culture during the 1960s and ‘70s. But at some point in the mid-1980s, left-leaning programming executives decided that Howard Stern, Jerry Springer, and Morton Downey Jr. would bring in big ratings on radio and TV via shock. In many ways, the Trump campaign feels like a 24/7 version of the Morton Downey Jr. Show, right down to the fact that Downey was a former Democrat who saw an opening with conservative voters to exploit via an aggressive in-your-face Noooo Yewk attitude. (Particularly this past week, when Al Sharpton, whose public career began on the Downey show, made his inevitable guest appearance in the presidential campaign.)”

Or to put it another way: Choose the form of your destructor, to coin an Instaphrase.

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