re: #3 Killgore Trout
Even before the 1990’s and the development of widespread internet usage, mega-churches and para-church organizations had grown so that millions of people could watch some loony preacher or another. Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggert both had followings in the millions, as well as Mr. Moral Majority himself, and of course Pat Robertson.
Scarborough is just following in a long line of big-time American preachers.