Ask Americans to name the Vice-President of the United States and most haven’t the vaguest idea.
Mention the name Kardashian, and anyone with a heartbeat can tell you what they had for breakfast.
This illustrates the quintessential disconnect between media [aka popular culture] and reality [everything else].
If everything in our world is driven by ratings, and everything in our world is media-driven, you can see where this is going.
I’ll leave this one here where it belongs.