You miss the point. While the shows may be funny, they are also crass, vulgar and crude. They denigrate the culture and lower the standards of decency for everyone. I believe that is Mr. Bozell's point. We can chose to have moral and ethical standards, or not. You evidently choose to have none, while Mr. Bozell goes overboard on the other side. However, I suspect that he takes a hard line in order to drive the country back to a moderate level from the cesspool it is becoming. And they are NOT more intellectual than Marx Brothers, Cheers, Frazier, or nearly anything made before 1975. Shows back then addressed everday issues, and may have made the same jokes, but without being explicit, which means you had to pay attention and think.