No society aspiring to anything remotely approaching civilized values can tolerate a media based on grabbing eyeballs by means of sensationalism in order to monetize the brief attention spans of ignorant foolish citizens. The risks of suppressing our current media are far smaller than the risks of allowing a fundamentally toxic business model to persist. Alas, nothing is going to change and so we will become the first civilization in history to destroy itself in pursuit of ad revenues.

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