Just scroll through the so-called reality shows and think about the class of people they are trying to reach. Why? Because it's cheaper than trying to air shows with writers who are innovative and imaginative, and expect to be paid well for their talents.
I am not offended by the likes of the old pedophile with his brain scrambled by decades of drug use, and the disgusting Honey Boo-Boo and her whole disgusting family, to name just two. Actually, I think they are being exploited for the worst possible reasons. And, I don't care what they think. Free speech is well and good, but there are always consequences, so when you spout off on the air, you make your own bed. Ask Paula Deen.
I am disgusted by the lowered expectations of the viewers. Watching all the semi-literate, ignorant people who we find in all areas of television, shows how we have been dumbed down in America. There was a time when people who didn't have a grasp of grammar and pronunciation or a sense of history, or how the government is supposed to work couldn't expect to be taken seriously in a job interview or be elected to office or be hired in the private sector, for that matter.
And, it spills over into our politics. Look who we are electing to high office. People who don't have even a basic understanding of the Constitution. You don't have to go much further than the state of Texas to see what I mean, and Oklahoma, Arkansas and the rest of the southern states are right down there with Texas.
I used to think people knew better, and they just didn't care, as long as their political agendas were satisfied. But, now, I'm not sure at all.
Boy, do we need to stop watching television! Either that or get together and demand that they raise the level of their programming.