He manipulated journalists to pick up his stories, created scandal to make the headlines and got away with it.
You can that this really made an impression on him. He has seen Gawker and the like destroy lifes of people just to get more pageviews or cynical journalists picking up anything that can be made into a news without any consederation if its true or not.
That book articulated what was brewing inside me for a long time. News has no relation to truth or the world. The sole purpose of a news article is usually just to drive traffic.
It’s pretty sad, but tr going on a low-information diet. You will know more about the world and you will worry less.