in defense of talk shows [final]

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Jesse Gold WRT-101 Dr. Kaufman Talk Shows: The Mainstream Sideshow For years, talk shows have filled day time television slots hoping to show people the error of their ways. Constantly, individuals are brought onto the show with issues or misunderstandings that they themselves cannot deal with or comprehend. However, could there be an underlining purpose to all of these actions? Author Barbara Ehrenreich believes that talk shows serve an evil purpose hidden by audience’s jeers and screams. According to Ehrenreich “talk shows are one of the most excruciatingly moralistic forums the culture has to offer” (103). Ehrenreich states in her essay “In Defense of Talk Shows” that talk shows are class exploitation. The people that are in center ring for most talk shows are those “so needy … that they mistake being the center of attention for being actually loved and respected” declares Ehrenreich (105). These individuals from the lower classes are being used as life’s sideshow for
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