At least in Japan, journalism is becoming like comedy. Popular comedian and idol become an anchor. Not a few commentators don’t know what they are talking about. But they talk anyway because that is how they get paid. If we blindly believe what they say, we will easily lose sight of what is going on in this world.
We can love and respect others, and it’s great if we do so all the time. But at the same time, we have to verify what they say. ESPECIALLY what famous or authoritative people say. They are very good at unconsciously manipulating (oftentimes, in the name of ‘managing’ or ‘leading’) others without giving them enough information.
In this world, there are many low-quality information as well as reliable, high-quality information. Chances are, if we gather necessary information by ourselves, we can identify who says the right thing and whom we can rely upon. This is the benefit of information-driven society.