Media made with the express purpose of causing the emotion of scorn in the viewer. Scornography's main purpose is to flood the viewer with the most obnoxious and unintelligent people possible, ensuring that they fall far below the average viewer in likability. This way, viewers can unite in their hatred of the characters, and feel a brief burst of artificially inflated self-esteem. These shows are the public executions of our times, except instead of the death they so often deserve, the stars of the shows are showered with attention, fame and money.
"Jersey Shore," "The Real Housewives of ___," "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" are all examples of scornography.
by camidon January 05, 2012