Why the television is called a idiot box

@Shankerj (241)
July 28, 2011 9:33am CST
Probably we all watch Television, some watch it more some dont like, but watch occassionaly. Can you guess why this is called a idiot box? do you know What else the television is called?
2 responses
@TheDwarf (138)
• United States
28 Jul 11
I've never heard anyone call it that before. It's probably called that because it doesn't help people do anything. You just sit there like and idiot. It can be fun, but you don't get anything from it.
@wazabe (154)
• Canada
28 Jul 11
Its called an idiot box because of the mind numbing shows, that has no purpose other than to entertain.