Reality TV is to blame for the number of imbeciles and ding-a-lings who are being elected president of the United States, video games have suggested today.

“We must stop the glorification of being an uneducated flim flam artist,” a plumber called Mario told The Rochdale Herald.

“It’s about time our politicians stopped being so one dimensional. Everybody knows you need to be at least two dimensional if you’re going to get anything done.”

“It’s about time we cracked down on reality television churning out wallies who think they should be in charge because they’re famous but actually have no discernible talents. We must stop or substantially reduce this and it has to begin immediately.”

Mario did not give any details on what form that crackdown might take or how it would be launched, but it’s thought he could take some mushrooms and jump and down on Donald Trump’s head.

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.