The point I was making is that the article is about the medium (journalism) rather than the message. Yes, the jumping off point for the article was about the US election, but it could have been anything really
So, I was wondering why you appeared to be trying divert the discussion to climate change. The points you make in your comment are indeed valid, but all the other potential discussion topics that you mention would, in the context of the subject of the article, be just as irrelevant as discussing climate change.
Commenters trying to steer discussions towards their personal issue is something I see on Medium a lot, and it annoys the hell out of me — but, in this case, I can see that’s not quite what you were trying to do.