Recently, I’ve dedicated some free time in the afternoon for the Steve Wilkos show, the most depressing talk show on TV.
From every cesspool of humanity, rapists, abusers, neglectful parents and other assorted scalawags willingly parade themselves on national TV and recieve a bit of irate comeuppance from the former cop and Jerry Springer bouncer. Like a trainwreck, I don’t want to look, but I can’t turn away.
Today, was the encore performance of an episode where a mother accidentally killed her 4 month year old child when she fed the infant gin (your mileage may vary on the “accidentally”). While it was not ruled that the mother had malicious intent via a lie detector test, the father stayed together with her and proposed to her onstage during the end-of-episode update.
I always have to wonder how aliens from another planet would view humanity, if their only exposure to Earth culture was via Steve Wilkos.