As best I can tell, your point is “the media is giving attention to something that doesn’t deserve attention”.
But that’s not what is going on here. What’s happening is “here is today’s reason you should think this person is stupid”. The idea is all good and proper readers of these publications want the reason d’jour of why this very bad man is very bad and also very stupid.
I think it’s an eye-roller as well, but buckle in and prepare for 4–8 years of the same. In a year or so you’ll long for the good ‘ol days when it was just planes and phone calls.