Criticism of postmodernity argues that it does not add anything to analytical or empirical knowledge, as suggested by Chomsky. It is argued that postmodern intellectuals do not respond to questions about their theories with any substantial or meaningful evidence. Instead, the period is associated with participation in a culture defined by mass media. Within postmodernity, television has become the primary news source. In this video Taylor Mali speaks to the criticisms of postmodernity by saying that people no longer speak with conviction, nor have any information to back up what they are saying. He suggests that it is no longer “cool” to know what you’re talking about.