VERY good points and nicely supported by examples . I loved your point about journalists talking through ‘seven layers of irony’ and Twittesphere and social media reducing the White House to a sort of bouncy castle. Tne consequences of trivializing and infantalizing world events and sneery/jeery ‘journalism’ are events such as Brexit and the election of Trump. Serious, engaged, political journalists — whose job it is to present and explain the alternatives — seem to be disappearing. I share your view that this is what the millennial generation needs and not more lazy, childish, point-scoring.