Media per se is not necessarily the problem-it's the programming that it spews into the social conscience every second of every minute of every hour of every day, week after week, month after month, every year, decade after decade, and so forth, forever until the end of the world-which may come soon due to programming.
The most negative factors are emotional trauma caused by the subject matter, and loss of cognitive capacity due to a psychological virus. Such deliberate programming that sharply reduces ones mental aptitude is necessary in order to maintain control of the media. Without content specially designed to induce dementia smart people would see through the conspiracy.
The programmers are at the root of the media problem, but people are so attached to the gossip, drama, and celebrities that they continue to look and listen. And like a battered spouse they go back every time looking for love that isn't there. This condition is projected on the public by media personalities who are frequently involved in sex scandals and bitter divorces.