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TV is the obvious target in the dumbing down witch hunt.
What the dumbing down contingent sees as a collapse in standards is actually a shift to a more inclusive culture.
I think dumbing down on the whole is a media invention, it's self-perpetuating wish fulfillment in some people's minds."
News and current affairs of this ilk, some argue, compromises objectivity with sentiment, clear evidence of dumbing down.
She adds that "the debate is rather caricatured, every time there's a change it's described as dumbing down."
What concerns Fox is that many people trivialize the real issues by crying dumbing down like Peter crying wolf.
Rejecting criticism the BBC was "dumbing out", the spokesman said the corporation was committed to quality and diversity across its range of children's programmes.
Each of his victims has launched their own version of the dumbing down argument in recent weeks.