Just read this and I think very similarly. I was talking with my roommate Brook about it a couple of weeks ago and his thought (as I understand it) was that Joe Public needs the information in this form because otherwise it's too difficult to consume.
Unfortunately, most of the articles I've read in the last 6 months (anything beyond that is beyond the scope of my memory) don't even have a central theme--they just babble. So here's my thing--I just want facts, thoughts, and opinions; I want them clearly stated and I like them in context. I'm concerned that my fellow Joe Public Americans are getting their news fast-food style with little or no nutritional benefit.