Don't remember any greater consequences by Dave sometimes playing a jerk for content. I don't care to get into this because it's an argument you can't really advance either way, but my point is that Dave plays a character. I think Barstool Fund Dave is the far more actual person Dave that's beyond thankful for what he has versus content for clicks Dave. I also hope people are smart enough to see through that (and I'll give you the obvious rebuttal that not everyone is!)."I believe it's all an act" is one helluva interesting take. What else are you willing to let go so long as you think the person pushing it is just doing it for the lol's or money regardless of the greater consequences?
For what it's worth, this is the argument Howard Stern made for decades, and I think it's valid.