At TakiMag, Dalrymple comes out foursquare against television:
…children who grow up with TV as a large part of their mental diet have difficulty concentrating for the rest of their lives, and since the ability to concentrate is essential to finding anything interesting that is not swift-moving and sensational, and since also a large part of life is necessarily not swift-moving and sensational, those brought up on TV are destined for boredom. Degradation relieves their boredom. Better a life of sordid crises than a life like a flat-line encephalograph.
Don’t miss his description of the employees of TV broadcasters with whom he has worked. Read it here
On the same topic, Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death is mandatory reading.