Why are you guys surprised? Look at all the lemmings that keep shit thriving in the reality TV and network programming market. This is a world full of stupid and ignorant wretches - the actual lowest common denominator. The world is much closer to Idiocracy then most smart people would believe. This sort of phenomenon is nothing new, it's known as the 'herd effect'.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."