While I think that you make good points I think that the lack of attention span for people generally is also a problem. There seems to be no room for nuance anymore. Everyone is made out to be pro or anti whatever it is. Reality is much more complex at least for most people. That never seems to come across anymore because we don’t see a whole speech and those that report on it just give us the 5 second summary they want us to hear.
In a democratically elected government you get the government that you collectively deserve. We have to pay more attention and take things seriously.