Everyone loves to say those tired idioms about opinions and how they're all valid, should never be questioned, and equal in value. That's not, and it never has been, anything even remotely close to accurate. A racist who grows up in a small town with a 100% white homogeneous population and ends up moving and committing hate crimes against minorities because he hates them does not have an opinion on civil rights or social justice that is of equal worth and value to, say, a black man who marched with Dr. MLK and lost their mother and father to KKK murders.
It's absurd to claim that everything anyone says about anything has intrinsic worth. What has the most value and worth is what is closest to the truth. A six year old who thinks that she can't be seen if she closes her eyes and a career professional optometrist don't have equal opinions when it comes to eyesight. What's the core difference between my examples so far? Information. Knowledge. Education.
Why don't people educate themselves before posting their "opinions", though? Well, multiple reasons:
1) too much work lol
Let's be real, these YouTube Losers like Tim Pool, Stefan Molyneux, or Carl Benjamin don't give a flying fuck about actual journalism, or actual educational pursuits. They're ridiculous child-like reactionaries who have an agenda to push. Why actually bother looking into a topic when all scientific studies, published data, and social studies lead to the conclusion that you don't like? Might as well just make a video real quick, post it, and then jerk off for 29 hours and cash out your YouTube checks. Your audience has already proven that they will eat anything you say up no matter what, so why even bother?
Remember when people kept commenting "1st!!!" in YouTube comments in, like, 2009, and people made fun of them? Well, what the fuck happened to that? Oh, wait, it's only laughable when it's some random dude making a no-content comment on my video. When I see something happen, make a video in 30 minutes after a news story breaks while doing no investigative journalism or waiting until all the facts are out, and be the first one to inform people about a HOT TOPIC to rake in the ad revenue? You can never know everything about something in the first 30 minutes, especially if it's a terrorist attack that happens in a country across the fucking planet, but you see people always want to rush to get the news out and mix their SOCIAL COMMENTARY along with it, and then move on to other subjects. You rarely see a lot of YouTubers follow up and keep posted on lots of stories, they tend to make videos the day of, and move on with the next BREAKING NEWS!!!!. But why? Well,
3) $$$$$$$$ MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$
The more clicks you get, the more money you get. The sooner you get a video or article released, the less there are in existence, and the higher the likelihood of people seeing Breaking News and being forced to watch your content due to limited options. People generally will see a news piece the day it happens, look it up if it seems interesting, read the first article or watch the first video that pops up, and move on. If you make a video and you force people who want to know about something to watch it, you get to control the narrative and try to be cool and interesting to get them to follow you and pay you in the future. The role of the Content Creator is to constantly pump sludge to the masses that is specifically designed to grab your attention, sap your time and resources, and leave you worse off for personal gain. Let's be real, if you follow 20 people on YouTube, and a breaking news story hits, are you really gonna watch the 13th video about it? Probably not.
There are unintended side effects of this. If you see your favorite YouTuber make a video about something first, it shapes your further views if you see more information on other sources. Generally, you are biased. Especially if you're a fan of someone like Sargon, because, let's be honest, you can't be too skeptical or a fan of facts if you are, let alone capable of identifying and combating your deep-rooted biases and faults ROFL.