>>12425263 Why would American children be dumber than any other?
2) Writers that think that their audience is stupid because of:
3) Nelson ratings. Most of the people doing/using them are the typical american from the bible belt (where the only literature is the bible), not those from better parts of america(where the literature ranges form 12 kingdoms to other more educated reads).
It doesn't help that americans use the damned TV as a "babysitter" and don't monitor what their kids watch, so the censors and networks are afraid of putting better, "thinkier" things on the TV, for fear that they might influence kids in a bad way, as some of these types of shows show sex, violence, and other bad aspects of humanity. They think that, because there is a HINT of one of those elements, that the kid won't see the GOOD elements the show is based off, and then we'd have more Beavis and Butthead suits, etc.