May be we need another forum for newsy stuff (like Trapper mentioned) or may be a forum where most linked stories can go. Also most forums have been taken over by "newsy" links, especially with the crossposting.
There are several people now the only thing they do is posting this kind of stuff or just give their opinion, like meat or veggies are not good for you or something similar.
When I check the pet forum, I hope to learn something for my dog's health, but more people are just linking stories instead of answering questions.
Thanks to "View the entire thread" it has become easier not to have to read everything. It would have been very annoying to spend time on opening every post when I am not interested in it.