Great post over at Dan Drezner’s blog. Turns out the average American’s not so stupid after all. His third example, from an article in the NY Times, details that television is actually pretty cognitively demanding. The article cites “24” as a quality, thinking-man’s show that requires astute concentration. Then we’re told that “Law & Order” is nothing but rehashed “Dragnet” episodes essentially designed for the simpleton.
I’m embarrassed to admit which of those two shows we watch around here.