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Tabloid TV's Steve Wilkos Laments PC Language

The former Jerry Springer bodyguard weighs in on what he thinks of politically correct speech.

The former bodyguard from the Jerry Springer Show is about to start season 9 of his tabloid style TV show. The Giggling Couch Tumors™ decided he'd be the perfect guest to discuss the excessive use of politically correct language that has been suggested by UNC Chapel Hill's writing center. Primarily, the university suggests no longer using 'man' to describe people. Brian Kilmeade, especially, expressed his disdain for replacing 'man' with 'person' instead. Naturally, Wilkos concurred.

BRIAN KILMEADE: 'Are we teaching 18-22 year-olds a better way?'

STEVE WILKOS: 'No, the whole PC thing, I mean, it's getting out of hand. I don't like it. I'm old school. I don't like all this PC, you can't say this, you can't say that. And, truthfully, I think that's why Donald Trump is so popular, cuz he just says what he wants, and uh, that's why people like him.'

Elisabeth tries to explain the changes recommended by the university. UNC Chapel Hill believes it's important for our language to reflect changing times more accurately. They encourage people to modify their writing to incorporate more 'gender-sensitive language.' For instance, if someone isn't a man, individual would be more appropriate, and who could argue with that? Well, of course these guys have a problem with it. Change is bad according to GOP-TV, but denouncing it and resisting it is great for ratings. Remember, hope and change are exactly what they are trying to eviscerate.

That's because evolution is at odds with whatever seems to attract the viewers to Fox 'News.' Their audience lives in an impermeable bubble where nostalgia for the good old days of Reagan is widely held. Studies have shown that their viewers have been found to be highly misinformed and easily misled. Fox 'News' knows that's exactly the way they'd like to stay.

Now that Wilkos has given us his two cents about why politically correct language is bad, they discuss the unlikely star's TV show. The Steve Wilkos Show features guests very much like the ones you would see on the Maury Povitch show. It's not out of line to compare his show with the Southpark, 'Whatever, I'll do what I want' episode.


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Fondly, Wilkos reminisced about the haters who predicted that he wouldn't even last 13 weeks, and now, he's embarking upon the show's ninth season. That just reaffirms the idea that you should never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

STEVE DOOCY: "Where do you find the people who are on your show? Because they are not like people we see on other shows before, they seem to have such real stories."

It seems that his tenuous syntax is a good indicator of the intellectual nature of his program.

WILKOS: "My show is 100% real and it's people that have problems that come to my show because uh, the jurisdiction, err, you know the legal system from where they're at takes a long time so they come on my show, they get a lie detector test and they get results right away. So it's people all across from America, everywhere."

He admits that he's older and he is no longer charged with breaking up fights. The police officers he once served with are there to make sure things don't get too out of hand. Wilkos prefers to set the stage for his guests to duke it out, and who is he to interfere with such high quality television?

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