Media today creating cheap, popular information. It likes the food industry which has industrialized and created incentives for producing a large amount of cheap, popular calories.
Just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much information can lead to stupidity.
There is always something new to read or something new to know, our appetite for information can never be left unsatisfied "because you never get to the end.
How often did you want to take action on something but have become overwhelmed with the information being thrown at you?
You become paralyzed by all of the options, opinions, and conflicting information.