It’s well known that we have double standards in our society, but sometimes they’re subtle enough to go unappreciated. Take, for instance, the different ways we view TV game-show announcers and politicians. While both are charlatans making a living solely on their personality and public speaking ability, we sometimes demonize politicians and turn a blind eye to the similar antics of their television brethren. We can recall how former presidential candidate Howard Dean’s campaign of several years ago was thoroughly derailed by a vocal gaffe (even if it should have been more quickly undone by his views on the issues), but we fail to provide the same admonition to someone who has been making a similar noise for years, and continues to do so: the prize announcer on The Price is Right. Just see for yourself:
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