There is a programme on British television that appears to show all that is rotten and wrong with the nation, the Jeremy Kyle show. The sneering host, a repellent creature full of fake empathy and easy judgment, takes on the underclass, those in dire need of help, but get Kyle instead.

It’s been described in a court as a “human form of bear baiting.” 

Viewers are drawn to vilify and sneer at those desperate or foolish enough to appear on the stage, to feel bette...

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