I think there's a lot of "get off my lawn" going on with this stuff. There are people who once identified with the People Who Run The World. Suddenly the kids with their hippity hop and their ipods and their bloggering are taking their places, so what those kids are doing must be wrong.
Kinsley's long been a bit of a weirdo suckup to power, but if it were his pals doing Teh Journalism he wouldn't be saying this stuff. Watching our relevancy fade sucks, but this is the equivalent of Kinsley waiting in his darkened garage with a gun. Gotta take those kids out.