I can’t put my finger on it (nor can you) but the article was fascinating. It is clear you are on to “something”. I can sense it and so can you. I love reading articles that lead me down a path I knew was there but there are so many parallel paths. it’s impossible to know which one to follow. What I see happening in the digital communication realm (which comprises news, blogs, video, music; all that shit which, when boiled down, is one person trying to connect with at least one other, but more often, as you say, they are trying to say something that reaches everyone. Cervantes would be highly amused.
It strikes me like a wall of white noise and occasionally I hear the faint but unmistakale voice of k.d. lang, but there is so much audio chaff, it’s impossible to find real wheat with a lot of work.