Fine, fine. I'll paraphrase. And I'll include a picture.
Political correctness is a problem. We're so afraid of hurting the feelings of stupid people, we keep lowering standards to the point that a normal person doesn't even have to try to make it through school. So, they don't. The result is an apathetic, weak-minded buffoon who couldn't hold down a job at McDonald's because he doesn't care enough.
The media sucks, too. If you know more than the "average idiot" (see failed McDonald's employee above), you'll be branded "an elitist". This phenomenon, known as "anti-intellectualism", happens twice as fast to you if you're a politician.
Rather than appear elitist, politicians pander to anti-intellectuals by dumbing themselves down. The main way this happens is by acting as if the only things that matter are whatever was on the news last night. No more news coverage = no more problem.
To top it all off, the average dumblefuck (see Fig.1)
posits "if I don't know something, it's not worth knowing". This is called anti-rationalism. Smart people know that it's the quest for knowledge that enriches all of mankind.
We now have a perfect storm of anti-intellectualism, anti-rationalism, political-correctness-fueled mediocrity, and media-perpetuated indifference to anything which cannot be read.
Hence, figure 1.