I read about the recent furore surrounding supposed anti-Semitic remarks made by PewDiePie. I am not actually intending to discuss that, but, it looks like an attempted assassination by a mainstream media who have heavily cherry-picked their evidence. The side effect of this story was that I actually watched some of PewDiePie's YouTube videos/ vlogs- whatever you want to call them- out of curiosity. This guy is the anti-charisma, in that he seems to suck all charm, interest, amusement and fun out of the room. His subject matter tends towards inanities, which is fine if handled with wit and humour, but his attempts at jokes are a gaping chasm of awfulness opening onto the fiery depths of cringe. Apparently, he is the biggest YouTube star in terms of views and wealth. I have no problem with a person and their camera, operating out of their bedroom, becoming incredibly popular, if they have something about them or their content that warrants it. But I just cannot understand why an audience flocks to this dullard. In fact, I began to understand that this mainstream media smear campaign is probably born from affront that he has proven so successful with so little talent, rather than any concern about remarks that seem to have been taken out of context to sex-up the story. Can anyone explain the enduring popularity of PewDiePie?