American/popular culture idolizes this sort of communication seen in Simon Cowell from "American Idol" to "House M.D." to all the political talking heads. My impression is that people see it as cutting through all the bullshit without realizing it is bullshit. Those extreme over-statements are not rational and they are not about ideas or truth. They are meant to manipulate people with fear and humiliation. It is an extension of our marketing culture. It isn't the quality of the idea or product, it is how forcefully it is imposed on people. The truth is stronger than any person or any set of words. It can't be changed, so it doesn't need the aid of manipulation to convey it. Maybe that is too idealistic in our over-marketed, manipulated society, but I've had it with the other approach. I won't imitate it, buy into it, admire it, or be convinced by it.