These are people desperate for attention and media outlets desperate for clicks and views to sell advertising. It’s the perfect storm. The media company knows it’s so outrageous that it will get people talking and viewing. 99.9 % of people have no problem with any of it. It’s the .01% that is vocal and desperate for attention and not only are they getting it, but they are influencing what is being shown on tv and print through the fear of losing advertising dollars. Sad really.
The perpetually offended are winning with a teeny tiny minority.
Thanks @aliciadewolfe for the graphic.