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They've even got two teams.
One of them is called "the maulers"
and the other one is called "the killers"
Originally posted by Blarneystoner
Does the tail wag the dog? or?
Maybe these types of shows are on the air because people crave them. If a show doesn't get viewers, it doesn't last long. Honey Boo Boo anyone?
Art imitates life imitates art imitates life....
Originally posted by zonetripper2065
How can you see these broadcasts all the way back there in the 1950's?
The reason our airwaves are saturated with jokes and content centered on fart jokes, private parts, borderline racism, and general trash talk is because it is selling. In the meantime, large numbers of our children, young adults, and older audiences are mimicking what they see and hear because the current 'norm' is selling this behavior as cool or 'chic.' When the conditioned is so intense that these forms of content are considered the norm, anything else seems either bizarre or uninteresting to the average American's attention span that is decreasing by the day.
Originally posted by paraphi
Having been on the Boards for several years...
TV is TV. There's a lot of trash, but also some exceptional TV and I bet the audiences mix. It is crass snobbishness to think that only the enlightened can detect rubbish TV.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Anti-social, uncivilized, promiscuous or violent behaviors were taboo for the most part. They happened but they were hushed up by a society that strived for middle-class values.
Kill the middle class, kill their values.
How do you kill the middle class? Kill their jobs and corrupt their values.
The result? A barbaric, impoverished culture.
How do you manage that?
A police state.
Wag the dog indeed.
Originally posted by AlphaHawk
reply to post by Grifter42
People weren't degenerates before these shows aired?