I think of it like food preferences. Some families prefer to buy their food ready-made, pre-packaged for consumption, by "professionals" like Campbell's Soup Corporation and HungryMan. While others prefer to gather fresh ingredients from diverse sources and home-cook a meal that, while it takes more effort to make, is healthier and more fulsomely nutritious.
Same goes for news and media consumption. If you've only ever known "'professional" content, then downloading your information and opinions in a neat pre-packaged format seems normal. But if you're savvy, there's a world of flavours and nutrients out there way beyond what the newsroom at BBC can pre-package for your consumption. To each their own.
Interesting analogy although a better explanation IMO is simply 1) "time" and 2) priorities.
If for example you happen to be single, unmarried, have no kids and you don't own your home, you certainly have the time to go in search of non-MSM or television medium news options, and whatever else float's your boat, pretty much to your heart's content. A luxury most folks who fall into that other bucket where some or especially all of those other variables apply, don't generally have. All of the latter - family and home --> read "maintenance and upkeep" which every homeowner understands all too well, are priorities for me.
And "time" is a big factor because after working on and with enterprise system applications for nearly 40 hours a week in addition to paying attention to my spouse and kid and home and property - someone always need a ride, a favor, something picked up or dropped off and a home *always* ensures there is a fence to build or a wall to paint, leaves to rake etc., - I'm lucky if I have the energy to watch ye olde TV for 10-15 minutes by the end of the day before collapsing into sleep. Never mind spending yet more hours searching for online alternative news sources which in my average day isn't anywhere near a priority.
In general it's also accurate to say that as a rule I wouldn't know too much about pre-made food other than the very occasional pit stop for a subway sandwich or mcd's filet o fish: tonight's dinner wasn't atypical - a from scratch turkey tetrazini, a from scratch spinach salad and leftover from scratch pumpkin pie made on the weekend, for dessert. In addition to being pretty 'savvy' with technology, since I've worked with it every day for 30+ years, I'm also a very good cook.