That's true, and I agree with your definition.
However I believe the point Laura Ingraham was trying to make is TLC encourages poor behavior by offering people money and contracts to have that behavior filmed for tv shows, thereby glorifying the poor behavior. The worse the behavior, the higher the ratings, which means more money for everyone involved. All for acting out on television.
Even if Amy and Tammy only got $3,000 per episode the first season, that's still $18,000 apiece that they weren't earning before. The second season the number of episodes nearly doubled. Not to mention