Those of you who took physics will know that things move from order to disorder; this is called Entropy. You can see the concept of Entropy in other fields as well. Some will argue that Washington DC is in the later stages of Entropy. Jazz has decayed from Louis Armstrong to Kenny G.
In the area of political discourse, we had Demosthenes, then Machiavelli, then Federalist Papers then National Review Time and the New York Times. Now we have TMZ, the Huffington Post and what is left of Newsweek. I thought that was the bottom, but now we have Twitter.