After telling people not to talk over her, she talks over them. Not only that, but she name-calls and doesn't let anybody finish talking. I can agree that some of the low lives on her show deserve it, but two wrongs don't make a right. She doesn't have a gavel for crying out loud; that's not a judge. Once, a "chubby" (I don't want to say what she said) teenager was on the show, and she made the remark "It looks like you've never missed a meal". If this was real court, she would have been taken to the Supreme Court for that. In fact, Judge Wapner criticized her, saying "She is not portraying a judge as I view a judge should act. Judge Judy is discourteous, and she's abrasive. She's not slightly insulting; she's insulting in capital letters." Judy's idiotic response: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." What about her? What about what she does to the litigants? While some litigants may deserve it, this is court, and courts aren't meant for this type of abuse.
While she does have some good things (for example, a sense of humor every now and then), the cons far outweigh the pros. The People's Court, Judge Alex, and even Judge Joe Brown are better than this trash. This show makes me want to bury my TV and read a book.