This. Industry journalists of all stripes are grifters of the highest order. I have no interest in whatever they're pushing. YouTube Let's Plays is all I need if I'm curious about a game.I just ignore big parts of the gaming media. I don't read their reviews. I don't click on their videos or links. I don't listen to their podcasts. I don't participate in the discussion around them.
They don't have anything remotely interesting to offer, whether it be their opinion, political stance or their knowledge around games. I have nothing to learn from these people.