You're right, to some extent. However, the issue in question (the White House losing emails)
was IT-related enough, esp. for people interested in stuff like privacy, data retention, etc.,
plus of course the general malfeasance of the present US government.
Actually, this issue was big enough that I seem to recall at least one article (maybe more)
about it in the local English newspaper here in Hyderabad, the city in India where I live.