"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." - H.L. Mencken. Just substitute the name of the nation of your choice and the dictum remains equally true. Everywhere in the world people prefer mind rotting swill to intelligent entertainment. What is important is that the swill not be allowed to become all that is available to the public.
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