I have a bad news for you. Your divagations are important for a few dozen people most of whom you likely know and who form a self-support group, reaffirming themselves that they are significant.
This is the background of the false news and the reason that the Russian interference was so meaningful on Facebook.
The country is facing one big problem after another and leading media venues create a big issue out of someone stating something immature.
Starting with the present government shutdown, why none of the big media outlets you mentioned could offer us a deep analysis of the problem, going beyond the mantra repeated in media for 100 years. This is an example of the writing that America is missing: https://medium.com/@hak1010/the-border-wall-is-not-the-real-problem-40864395de58
I provide a broader explanation of media failure on the example of the WSJ: https://medium.com/@hak1010/it-is-editors-fault-28e22a279dcc.