A recent US study
has shown that elderly women who like talk shows and daytime soaps tend to score more poorly on cognitive tests than those who don't.
I'm wondering whether to interpret this as daytime tv makes you stupid
But then I read the key paragraph:According to Fogel, a potential explanation rests in the fact that talk shows and soap operas involve so-called "parasocial relationships," where viewers feel a connection to a show's characters or host. Such shows may, for instance, be better able to hold the attention of older women with some cognitive impairment.
Which can be summarised and then generalised as people who are already stupid watch daytime TV.
Which can be even further neatly generalised into I think daytime TV is shit therefore people who watch it are stupid.
I think that pretty much sums it up.