Thursday, November 6, 2014

Why do minorities make a fool out of themselves on Crappy Talk shows? By Mel

 
 
At the end of the show they usually spin a positive message from a therapist or a counselor to defuse the situation.  Today’s topic titled, “Deadbeat Dad, 6 baby mamas, are you my Daddy?” Prior to this turn of event Little Trey, an African-American who does not have a job refuse to take any responsibility to raise his kids.  First he called his baby mama’s mother a “bitch”, claims that all 6 of his baby’s mamas are hoes while he is giving the middle finger to the audience.  Then Maury instigates by asking a lame ass question such as, “Did you have unprotected safe with Laquita?”  It’s like watching a modern day minstrel version of “The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show” meaning how can this program be labeled a talk show where as it is extreme yelling mix with verbal/physical violence?  Why most of Jerry Springer, Maury, Steve Wilko, and Bill Cunningham guests are mostly minorities?  Well because the creators understand the midst of a cultural shift to use edgy traditional program to sell to their loyal fan base which are mostly minorities.  A large chunk of their viewers have low or no media literacy.  Very rare will you see a white family dealing with these issues exposing themselves to national television.  Another part of it has to do with ratings because normally our society embraced television as common ground.  Viewers usually feel like they are being rewarded with quality storytelling even though it is low cultural; some minorities perceive this sort of behavior is similar to their way of living.  When you see Little Trey pissing on the audience, using vulgar language not knowing what the hell he is talking about it draws more viewers in because it is unpredictable.  So you may be wondering why are minorities mostly consumers to these types of programs?  Here are a few examples, growing up in the inner-city I had experience gun violence, knew individuals who became deadbeat parents, came close to dropping out of high school therefore; most minorities in these situations or worse find these programs relatable.  Creators of these shows use “real” minority people instead of celebrities because this provides personal identification to the average person.  The more unscripted a baby mama drama reality program is the more likely it will boost ratings.  Media Insights confirmed that daytime talkers such as, “Maury,” The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show” for an additional two years on their current deals, taking them through September 2018.  These have been the highest-rated talk shows in all of daytime television for many years, and that strong performance is clearly continuing in the new season,” said Ed Swindler, President of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations.  To simply put it if you have nothing good going on in your life don’t gravitate towards these programs, instead replace this perceive reality with something positive in your life that can become your reality. 

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