How fake is jerry springer?

It depends on what you mean by "fake." If you are referring to him as a person, he has a long history of being involved in politics, and he even ran successfully for office in Cincinnati (where he was elected mayor in 1977 and served one term). But if you are asking about his infamous talk show, that is scripted reality TV, where guests are encouraged to be confrontational, and to fight with each other; Springer serves as the host, but some would say he is more the ringmaster, on a show that is often reminiscent of professional wrestling.