>> 29 Aug 2004


Well, who would have thought it? John Humphries, that leftist hellspawn from the BBC "Today" flagship morning programme and I are in full agreement!

He has written a very well constructed argument on the dumbing down of British TV. He is right about the vulgarity of TV, of the squalidness of so-called Reality TV shows, of the coarsening effect it has on society in general.

Just two additional observations;

1. The BBC, his employer, is as guilty as any other broadcaster in this vulgarisation..and

2. If we accept the idea that society has been dumbed down by this 24 hour assault on our senses, might that explain why the superficiality of the new Labour project has such enduring appeal - dumbed down politics for a dumbed down nation?


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