What's The Purpose Of The Steve Wilkos Show?Tracie Egan Morrissey6/30/09 7:00pmFiled to: Old yellerThe purpose of steve wilkos showSteve WilkosThe steve wilkos showClips21EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkTalk show host Steve Wilkos — the former director of security on The Jerry Springer Show — spends five hours a week screaming at his guests, who are essentially the scum of the earth. Viewers want to know why.AdvertisementOn today's episode, Steve answered viewer mail in a bizarrely quiet segment that seemed more suited for public access. (Every person whose mail he reads on air gets sent a free t-shirt, in case you're interested/feel up to the challenge.) One person wrote in:I've heard about your show, so I took an interest in it. What is the purpose of your show?I've wondered the same thing before. Steve said, "It's about accountability, making the right choices, and exposing people who prey on the innocent." That's all well and good, but it's hardly difficult to get people to cheer you on while you scream at someone who beats on a pregnant woman, or go ape shit on a mother who repeatedly dates men who molest her young daughter. These things are very obviously not cool, by anyone's standards, and while people like that should be in trouble with someone, I'm not really sure that Steve is the right person. (Really, law enforcement would be more suitable than a daytime talk show.) While his heart seems to be in a good place, it's doubtful that his outbursts will prevent crimes like this from happening, or that it will even change the behavior of his guests.