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The ten most obnoxious TV personalities ever

These days, there's no shortage of loud, obnoxious jerks on TV getting paid to basically yell at you, but it wasn't always this way. Until Morton Downey Jr. helped pioneer the new age of television hate in the late '80s, the TV landscape was a much more civil place (with a few exceptions, admittedly.) With Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, a documentary on Downey's strange career as a toady, in-your-face television asshole, opening at the Sie FilmCenter today, we thought it was a good time to round up the most repulsive television personalities of all time. Although the competition was stiff, when the dust settled we were left with this impressive list of the ten worst perpetrators of history's crimes against televised decency.

See also: - Event: Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie - Former detective Pat Kennedy on The Jeffrey Dahmer Files - The Source Family is a true story of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll religion

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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