Jerry Springer wants you to know that his tastes in television are highbrow. In a quickie interview with the Philadelphia Daily News‘ gossip column that he did right before giving a lecture at West Chester University about the effects of TV on pop culture, he claimed that he’s a Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann addict.
We guess Springer’s not a CNN man.
He also took defended his television show to West Chester students:
Springer comment[ed] on many of his past guests, including the man who, in a ceremony not recognized by the government, married his horse. Springer called that, “the stupidest thing we’ve ever done but that’s the show.” The talk show host used the interview as an opportunity be self-deprecating about his role, but he also offered constant defenses of the show. After saying the show was a “circus” and solely “about outrageous behavior,” he suggested the reason people are more accepting of “little people” and homosexuals now is, in part, because he’s had them as guests.