Why do you blame the people who do it, ie the celebrity trainwrecks and shitty money-influenced "artists", when the only reason they exist is for the millions of "hard-working" americans who like to relax after a long day with a dose of mindless reality tv, and buy into all this shit?
"We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology."--Carl Sagan.
If we actually knew anything about all the technology we're using it wouldn't be so bad, but we don't. Hardly anybody understands how to fix a computer problem, but if we understood any of this stuff there would be much more innovation going on. Computer lessons at school are absolutely useless. You know what we did for three years' worth of ICT lessons at school? Powerpoint presentations.