The liberals will blame it on the Republicans. The media will minimize any coverage and concentrate on the real news about Witherspoon, Collins, Lohan, and Kardashian.
And to think Nixon resigned over Watergate...
I think you are right. The reason is found in your second paragraph concerning the “real” news. It actually is more impactful to most people, because most people are in thrall to entertainment, and have lost the ability to resist. They are conditioned, and corrected, and corrupted. It’s all about the treats and fantasy.
For most people, the real world is ignored in favor of the iphone and hdmi. There is no future, there is no responsibility. We are a weak and disarmed society.
People don’t change until they have to. Give the treats and they will follow.