Yes, junk media has made me sick, makes me sick, and will likely continue to make me sick for the conceivable future.
The amount of "substance" contained within contemporary tabloid reporting ensures that watching Pokémon is a more productive investment of my time. Whether it is Dobbs' anti-immigration ranting or the Mrs. Grundry's (probably mispelled) of Fox News, it is still intellectual vomit.
Somewhat of a digression:
It reminds me of one of the first few times I watched CCTV, the official Chinese international channel. While there were propagandist tendencies in reporting where propaganda was pertinent, it was still fascinating to watch a report on an international meeting where Presidents Hu Jintao, Vladimir Putin, and George Bush attended; the report focused purely on Jintao and Putin and their political relationship without even mentioning Bush. That alone was a dramatic shift from, well, most of the reporting I have seen in my Euro-American life.
As a former gamer and a current games enthusiast, I recognize these tendencies outside of the mainstream socio-political "discussions" and celebrity gossip; reporting on games has taken major hits from the dumbing-down-process where celebrity x-factors overshadow games discussions (Spike TV is one such contributor). Have any of you experienced a similar dumbing-down within any particular hobby or interest you have (say, sports reporting?)?