The only thing I can come up with is that the OPs honestly believe people come to Topix to be well-informed.
I know ... difficult to comprehend, isn't it?
News Reporter: Excuse me, sir. We're conducting a survey for WXEC. Would you be kind enough to tell us your top two sources for news?
Dude on the street: Any thing for you, Joangel, you're such a little hottie. Well, let's see ... I need to be kept well-informed, so Topix is definitely #1 for me, girl. I don't even know if I have a #2 ... USA Today? The Wall Street Journal? NY Times? I'm just guessing here, mi amor, nothing really compares to Topix.
News Reporter: Thank you, sir. Have a great day!
Dude on the street: Joangel, come back! I love you, babe! Don't make me grovel right here on East Ave, cuz we both know I will!
News Reporter to Camera Team: Get me out of here! If you guys ever put me in a spot like that again, I swear I'll stick this *beep* microphone so far up your *beep**beep*, you won't know which *beep* end is up! You no good *beep*, lowlife *beep beep*, mother*beep beep beep*!