On-air Snobbery And Self-righteousness

I love watching various talk shows. As much as I am amused by this genre of programming, I am also, at times, made frustrated by the on-air personalities’ hypocrisies.

Talk show hosts love to be opinionated on the hot topics of the day. In discussing headlines, while judging people that are involved in them, condescending phrases used by these well-informed public figures, such as shoulda woulda coulda, made them come across as snobbish and self-righteous.

There is absolutely nothing wrong of sharing opinions and giving advice. That being said, I wish that people in a public position would express much more empathy and show much more understanding towards people in confusion or difficulty. I wish that people in a position to inform and entertain the public would tone down more of their educator allure; instead, be more supportive of those, who are in the know of the need for a change but have a tough time climbing out of the dark hole. And, I wish people, who have the power to influence the public would stop saying, ” I don’t want to judge, but…”

Published by Robbie's Blog

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