If the OP is not interested enough in the video or article to comment on it in the opening post then why would they think anyone else would care to check out the link?
Threads like this are just commercials, nothing more. A thread on a discussion site is not a discussion if absolutely nothing is offered but a link, they are just advertisements and attempts to build up a post count as was mentioned.
If this was an “important perspective” it would have been worth mentioning, I often post on subjects that I think are “important” and I never just stick up a link with no explanation as to what I think about it or what the link is about.
Because I am not a troll basically.