Although Television has always been thought of as a cesspool of mediocrity, it seems hard to deny that today's trend of cheap "reality" programs has lowered the bar to previously unimagined depths. On most any cable channel you can find a parade of self-absorbed, cruel, stupid, and despicable people, willing to do anything to be on the air:
Does anyone know why Cro-Magnons don't haunt? Why is it always Hitler, the old home owner, a murdered widow? Is there a time limit on this haunting thing? No Australopithecus africanus? Do you suppose those are the indistinguishable grunts?