We need to be discerning who we listen to and why. Too many assume that the one with the microphone is the expert. Americans have had a love affair with celebrity that goes back at least to the Jacksonian period. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about it in the 1830s.
Perhaps there are quieter voices who don’t have a microphone, but have loads of wisdom to impart…if we will just be less enamored with the dreadful din of celebrity.