Talk Show Trash


Jeff Pavelcsyk
LE 100 sect-18
March 3, 1997


These are some views on why talk shows are trash. They do nothing at
all to improve any standard of living in this country, or others also. The
shows are about ninety percent on topics that do not affect any of us, or that
the people in general have any sort of interest in. All they do is pollute
today\'s already sickening society with trashy ideas so that some other idiot can
go out and try, after getting the idea from the show.
First we will start with Richard Bey, one of the self-proclaimed kings
of daytime trash. Well did today\'s show have any meaning or share common
interests of the general public...not at all. Today\'s topic was “engaged men
who wanted to tell their lovers about their secret gay lives”, what trash this
was. It started off having the men come out and talk about their women and then
about their gay partners. Then in front of millions of people they brought out
the ladies on stage, to then embarrass them by talking in detail about their gay
encounter, I was almost sick. One man actually told his fiancee the he had sex
with one of her male cousins. Another told of his experiences of picking up
male gay prostitutes in the streets of New York City on many occasions. Now my
question is that is any of this even necessary for people to watch, or the
embarrassment of the individuals and those mentioned in the show.
The next trash candidate would definitely be Jerry Springer, who tries
so very hard at the end of his show to put real-life meaning to the topics of
his show in “Springer\'s thought of the Day.” Topic this time is “pssst.. I have
a secret to tell you.” During the duration of this show topics ranged from a
forty year old women having an affair with an eighteen year old boy. After the
women told her husband and him almost breaking down crying, they then brought
the boy who was wearing one of the husbands gold chains that the wife had given
him. Next a girl admitted to her boyfriend that she had committed acts of
lesbianism with his older sister, after that how could the brother learn live
with the betrayal of his girlfriend and sister. Finally there is one of the
favorites for talk shows which is that I am already married. This women who had
been dating this man for three told him about her being married for the last ten
years.
Last but certainly not least we have Rikki Lake, and I thought that this
show which was emotional but completely tasteless in the regards of human
feelings. This show dealt with sexual lovers who wanted to confess of them
being H.I.V. positive. I mean the emotions on this show were unreal, but why do
this to a person on national television where the whole world gets to watch
their reactions. Most of the people involved were having unprotected sex so
their risk of having the disease is a reality. The excuse of most of these
people, which made me sick, was that they were scared that if they told them
before then they would lose that person forever. To even expose the unknowing
party by being told in this way is just morally wrong. But at least Rikki being
the ever so caring person that she is at least offered to have arrangements made
to have the unknowing parties tested.
So when all this is said and done where does that leave the viewers in
most of these programs? I say with a dillusional view of some of the few sick
people of today\'s society, and just makes it look like another common occurrence.
These shows are in bad taste, not caring who gets hurt but who will get the
better ratings for this kind of torture or humility of others. I can\'t even
fathom why any broadcasting company would even sponsor this kind of public filth,
which I believe serves as a corrupting source of this nation.
These are some views on why talk shows are trash. They do nothing at
all to improve any standard of living in this country, or others also. The
shows are about ninety percent on topics that do not affect any of us, or that
the people in general have any sort of interest in. All they do is pollute
today\'s already sickening society with trashy ideas so